Key takeaways from the 2016 Census were released on Tuesday morning, and they show we’re getting older, paying more rent, turning on religion and welcoming more migrants from Asia than Europe.
But the figures also paint a picture of what the average Australian looks like.
Of course, we’re a diverse, eclectic bunch – much like a fine wine – that can’t be reduced to a few dot points. We’re complex
and full-bodied with a hint of oak goddammit.
As sophisticated as every single one of you are, if you’re reading this right now, there’s a chance this could describe you pretty well…
The average Australian
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the typical Aussie is a 38-year-old female, who was born in Australia but has English ancestry. Let’s call her Sarah.