Australia has an 'ageing' population, but how old are we on average? Which states and territories have the youngest and oldest populations? Use this interactive tool to explore.
By
Kenneth Macleod

1 Jun 2015 - 2:06 PM  UPDATED 2 Jun 2015 - 9:07 AM

The average Australian is a woman over the age of 35. While the 'average' Australian is only a concept, the make up of the population gives us a glimpse into the nation's character.

Use this interactive tool to explore Australia's diverse population by age and gender and find out which states and territories have the oldest populations, and which have more men than women.

Then take our 'age, sex, location' quiz to test your knowledge.

Quiz: Age, sex and location in Australia
Is a mother more likely to give birth to a boy or a girl? Which state can claim to have a 'woman drought'? How many Aussie men live to 100? Try our age-sex-location quiz.