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SBS Census Explorer

Interactively explore the ABS' 2011 Census data with the SBS Census Explorer.

Take a look at the statistics behind the Australians who speak your language, or find a particular place, and compare them with the nation's figures, another language group, or another place.

Among the topics you can explore, compare and share are: language spoken, country of birth, year of arrival, English proficiency, gender and age, Australian citizenship, religious affiliation, personal & household income, same-sex status and size of family.

The data, which was released on June 21, 2012 represents just some of the information collected on Census night, which was held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. More data will be released later this year.

Click here for SBS News' coverage of the 2011 Census.

For more information on the ABS data used for the SBS Census Explorer, see the links below.

  • Explore languages

    Explore the diverse range of insights that define your language.

  • Explore places

    Take an in-depth look at suburbs, capital cities, states, and the nation.

  • Take a look back

    What's changed since the last Census in 2006?

  • Community

    Take part in the community activity.

  • Federal electorates

    See LOTE stats in the context of electorates

Compare:
  • SBS Radio Languages
  • All other languages
with these languages/groups:
  • SBS Radio Languages
  • All other languages

Location

Cultural background

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  • NSW/ACT
  • VIC
  • QLD
  • SA
  • WA
  • TAS
  • NT

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Select languages from ↑ top to make comparisons.

Select languages from ↑ top to make comparisons.

Select languages from ↑ top to make comparisons.

Select languages from ↑ top to make comparisons.

Select languages from ↑ top to make comparisons.

Select languages from ↑ top to make comparisons.

Country of birth

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*"nfd" stands for not further defined; "nec" is not elsewhere classified.

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*"nfd" stands for not further defined; "nec" is not elsewhere classified.

Year of arrival and English proficiency

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  • Year of arrival
  • % of Australian migration
  • English proficiency
    • Very well
    • Well
    • Not well
    • Not at all
    • English only

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Select languages from ↑ top to make comparisons.

Select languages from ↑ top to make comparisons.

Gender and age

Gender, age, income, and education

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*Please note that each population pyramid is drawn to a different scale.

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*Please note that each population pyramid is drawn to a different scale.

Australian citizenship

Cultural background

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Birthplace of parents

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Religious affiliation

Cultural background

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*"nfd" stands for not further defined; "nec" is not elsewhere classified.

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*"nfd" stands for not further defined; "nec" is not elsewhere classified.

Gender and personal income

Gender, age, income, and education

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  • Relative earnings
  • Difference between genders
    • Male
    • Female

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Household income

Households

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Highest year of school completed

Gender, age, income, and education

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Social marital status

People, relationships, and family

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Indigenous status

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Same-sex couple

People, relationships, and family

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Children in family

People, relationships, and family

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Persons in family

People, relationships, and family

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Family composition

People, relationships, and family

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Number of persons in dwelling

Households

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Tenant type

Households

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% Very well
% Well
% Not well
% Not at all
% English only

No arrivals recorded for this year.

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of the population that was born in .

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of the population that were speakers at home.

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of the electorate that were speakers at home.

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of the population in 2006 that were speakers at home.

% of arrivals that year

who arrived in Australia in

who arrived in Australia in

who arrived in this statistical area

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of the population that identified as .

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of the population that were .

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of the population that was in Australia.

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There is a percentage point difference between the proportion of males and females who earn this weekly.

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of all families in Australia that were "".

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of all households in Australia are .

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of the Australian population have .

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of the Australian population have .

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of the Australian population have in the dwelling.

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of Australian households.

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of the Australian population whose English proficiency is reported as "".

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of the electorate whose English proficiency is reported as "".

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