The Census Explorer is an interactive tool that lets you go behind the statistics to uncover a rich, visual portrait of who we are, where we live, where we come from, and what languages we speak.

Use the Census Explorer to learn more about who we are and where we're heading as one of the most multicultural countries in the world.

The data used in this tool was taken from Australia's 2016 Census and was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2017.

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  • Summary

Who we are

Gender and age

Age breakdown by gender

Australia

Please note this data is only available for a subset of languages and places.

Gender

Proportion male and female

Australia

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Religion

Religious affiliation

Australia

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Indigenous status

People identifying as indigenous

Australia

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English proficiency

Australia

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Year of arrival

Arrivals who participated in the Census

Australia

Please note this data is only available for a subset of languages and places.

Year of arrival, % of Australian migration

Arrivals who participated in the Census as a percentage of total migration

Australia

Please note this data is only available for a subset of languages and places.

Birthplace of parents

Australia

Please note this data is only available for a subset of languages and places.

Country of birth

Australia

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Australian citizenship

Australia

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What we do

School education

Highest level of school completed

Australia

Please note this data is only available for a subset of languages and places.

Non-school education

Highest completed non-school qualification

Australia

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Income

Income ranges by gender

Australia

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Hours worked

Hours worked per week

Australia

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Employment

Labour force status

Australia

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Getting to work

Method of travel to work

Australia

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Occupation

Australia

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How we live

Location

Proportion of population

Australia

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Social marital status

Australia

Please note this data is only available for a subset of languages and places.