Australians are getting older, turning their their backs on religion and welcoming more migrants from Asia than from Europe. Results of the 2016 Census, disrupted by cyber attacks, paint a picture of a changing Australia.
The number of Australians older than 65 has grown by nearly 665,000 since the 2011 Census, data released on Tuesday shows.
In the past five years 1.3 million migrants have arrived and for the first time in our history the majority of people born overseas are now from Asia, not Europe.
The proportion of people reporting no religion increased to almost one-third, nearly double the 16 per cent recorded in 2001.
More people identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and they now account for 2.8 per cent of the population.
NSW remains the most populous state, home to nearly 7.5 million people. It was followed by Victoria and Queensland.
The Australian Capital Territory experienced the largest population growth over the past five years, boosting its population by more than 40,000 - an 11 per cent increase.
Renters are forking out more, with the median household weekly rent rising to $335. The median weekly personal income is $662, compared to a family at $1734.
Australians who own their properties outright fell to 31 per cent, a decline of more than 10 per cent from 25 years ago. The number of same-sex couples increased by 39 per cent from 2011 to 46,800 now. The median age of the couples was 40.