Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS Census 2021 Statistics To Share

Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS Census 2021 Statistics To Share

By Peter Buckingham

If you would like to sound like a five minute expert on demographics, here are some fun facts you may want to share with your friends and family this holiday season.

However, please remember that an Expert (or X-spurt) can also be defined as “X – is an unknown quantity” and “Spurt – is a drip under pressure.”

Most people like to hear numbers – whether your listener will remember them or just feel confident you know what you are talking about – you can be the judge.

  1. The 2021 Census told us there were 25.4 million people in Australia, which was an increase of 8.6% on the 2016 Census.
  2. In the 2021 Census, Sydney had a population 5.2 million people, followed by Melbourne with 4.9 million and then Brisbane with 2.5 million.
  3. Melbourne is expected to pass Sydney as the biggest city in Australia around 2030 approximately.
  4. On Census night 2016, we had 315,000 international visitors whereas on Census night 2021 there were only 62,000. (COVID-19 effect).
  5. Across the total Australian population, there are 50.7% females and 49.3% males. This is partly due to female life expectancy being higher than males.
  6. The average age in Australia in 2021 was 39, whereas in 2016 it was 37.
  7. There were 10.8 million dwellings across Australia, 70% are separate houses, 13% townhouses and 17% apartments.
  8. The Australian Defence Forces had 84,895 personnel, of which 80% were male and 20% female.
  9. On Census 2021 night, we had a national workforce of 7 million full time workers, 4 million part time workers and 1 million away from work that day!

    I hope you enjoy these facts and use them wisely – please reach out to us if you would like more!