How Many Homes Does The "Typical" Victorian Own?


Well, technically none.

But if you are 37, female, married with two children, and you have a mortgage on a three-bedroom home, you're the “typical” Victorian, according to the 2016 census.

This compares with 2006, when the typical Victorian owned their home outright. But today, You'll also have two cars (the results are unclear whether finance remains) and at least one of your parents was born overseas, plus - you'll have English ancestry.

The typical Victorian was born in Australia, her ancestors are English and she speaks English at home. 2011 and 2006, the ‘typical’ Victorian’s parents would have both been born in Australia.

Unlike Victorians, the "average" NSW person owns their three-bedroom home outright, according to the results. Victorians fared better than Queensland, with the average Queenslander either "owning their home with a mortgage" or "renting," according to the results.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conformed the preliminary response rate for the 2016 Census of Population and Housing was more than 96 per cent.

Australia’s population has changed a lot over the past 105 years – in 1911, when the first Census was taken, the ‘typical’ Aussie was a 24 year old male, but women have outnumbered men since 1979.

The age of the ‘typical’ Australian varies across the states and territories. The ‘typical’ Tasmanian is the oldest of all Australians at 42 years old, while the ‘typical’ Northern Territorian is the youngest at 34 years old.

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