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2006 Census Results

By Deano 28 June 2007 45

The ABS has started to release the results of the 2006 Census

Interesting facts about the ACT:

324,034 persons usually resident in Australian Capital Territory: 49.3% were males and 50.7% were females. Of the total population in Australian Capital Territory 1.2% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia.

19.1% of the population usually resident in Australian Capital Territory were children aged between 0-14 years, and 20.3% were persons aged 55 years and over. The median age of persons in Australian Capital Territory was 34 years, compared with 37 years for persons in Australia.

89.5% of persons usually resident in Australian Capital Territory were Australian citizens, 21.7% were born overseas and 0.9% were overseas visitors.

73.0% of persons usually resident in Australian Capital Territory stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses within Australian Capital Territory were: England 4.0%, New Zealand 1.2%, China 1.1%, India 0.8% and Viet Nam 0.7%.

English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 81.0% of persons usually resident in Australian Capital Territory. The most common languages other than English spoken at home were: Mandarin 1.1%, Italian 1.1%, Vietnamese 0.9%, Cantonese 0.9% and Greek 0.8%.

The most common responses for religious affiliation for persons usually resident in Australian Capital Territory were Catholic 28.0%, No Religion 23.4%, Anglican 16.7%, Uniting Church 4.0% and Presbyterian and Reformed 2.7%.

47.7% of persons aged 15 years and over usually resident in Australian Capital Territory were married, 37.2% never married, 10.9% separated or divorced and 4.1% widowed.

In Australian Capital Territory, the median weekly individual income for persons aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $722, compared with $466 in Australia. The median weekly household income was $1,509, compared with $1,027 in Australia. The median weekly family income was $1,773, compared with $1,171 in Australia.

There were 84,508 families in Australian Capital Territory: 47.0% were couple families with children, 36.2% were couple families without children, 15.1% were one parent families and 1.6% were other families.

There were 122,901 occupied private dwellings counted in Australian Capital Territory: 75.0% were separate houses, 13.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc, 11.3% were flat, unit or apartment and 0.2% were other dwellings.

In Australian Capital Territory, the median weekly rent was $260, compared to $190 in Australia. The median monthly housing loan repayment was $1,500, compared to $1,300 in Australia. The average household size was 2.6 and the average number of persons per bedroom was 1.1.

In Australian Capital Territory, 28.7% of occupied private dwellings were fully owned, 36.9% were being purchased and 28.6% were rented.

In Australian Capital Territory, 67.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.1% were lone person households and 5.1% were group households.

So in summary, compared to the rest of Australia the average Canberran is more likely to:

be aged 15 to 54 years old
born in Australia
speak only English
be a Catholic or atheist
have a much higher income
have children
live in a separate or semi-detached house
be renting
pay a lot more rent
live in a group house
live in government housing

and less likely to:
be married,
own their own home
be widowed
be an indigenous person

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danggers16 6:57 pm 29 Jun 07

My spiritual leader actually told me that gay marriage is OK.

As long as both guys are hot…

Did you look outside its raining men

el 6:47 pm 29 Jun 07

My spiritual leader actually told me that gay marriage is OK.

As long as both chicks are hot…

caf 4:33 pm 29 Jun 07

No one should need any excuse for demanding equal rights, equal rights should be the default position.

FC 2:02 pm 29 Jun 07

I would doubt that the majority of people would think homosexuality is disguisting.
What a ridiculous assumption.
The only people I know who think that are my grandparents.
Oh, and my grandparents also think that asains are the cause of the worlds problems, and also that children should be seen and not heard. So there really highly intelligent people.

sepi 1:56 pm 29 Jun 07

Ralph I suspect JHoward agrees with you.
But if so he should say so, and not hide behind religion.

I don’t think the majority of people agree with you and him however.

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