Australia
Population
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Population 396,857 1,295,714
Population density (Persons/sqkm)
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Population density (Persons/sqkm) 168.3 397.5
Age groups
Type Percentage
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
0-4 years 6.8% 5.9%
5-14 years 12.0% 11.6%
15-19 years 6.2% 6.1%
20-24 years 7.9% 6.9%
25-34 years 16.6% 13.8%
35-44 years 14.7% 12.9%
45-54 years 12.8% 13.4%
55-64 years 10.4% 12.2%
65-74 years 7.4% 9.3%
75-84 years 3.6% 5.3%
85 years and over 1.6% 2.6%
Age groups
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
0-4 years 26,782 76,145
5-14 years 47,659 149,800
15-19 years 24,468 79,385
20-24 years 31,354 89,535
25-34 years 66,008 178,301
35-44 years 58,298 167,253
45-54 years 50,915 174,077
55-64 years 41,426 157,723
65-74 years 29,428 120,817
75-84 years 14,352 68,502
85 years and over 6,155 34,170
Median age
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Median age 35 39
Indigenous people
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Indigenous people 6,476 18,403
Indigenous people (Percentage of population)
Type Percentage
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Indigenous people (Percentage of population) 1.6% 1.4%
Citizenship, Place of Birth and Language
Type Percentage
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Born in Australia 68.0% 68.2%
Born Elsewhere 26.5% 26.3%
Language spoken at home: English only 72.7% 75.4%
Language spoken at home: Other language 21.8% 19.7%
Australian citizen 84.6% 84.7%
Citizenship, Place of Birth and Language
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Born in Australia 269,693 884,250
Born Elsewhere 105,039 341,062
Language spoken at home: English only 288,639 977,128
Language spoken at home: Other language 86,585 255,134
Australian citizen 335,575 1,097,418
Registered marital status (15 years and over)
Type Percentage
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Married 47.9% 47.0%
Separated 2.5% 3.1%
Divorced 7.8% 9.2%
Widowed 3.9% 5.8%
Never married 37.8% 35.0%
Registered marital status (15 years and over)
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Married 154,526 502,347
Separated 8,118 33,086
Divorced 25,272 98,319
Widowed 12,530 62,040
Never married 121,971 373,982
Ancestry top responses
Type Percentage
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Australian 23.1% 23.1%
Australian Aboriginal 0.2% 0.2%
Chinese 4.1% 2.9%
Croatian 0.8% 0.4%
Dutch 1.2% 1.2%
English 23.9% 27.9%
Filipino 0.9% 0.8%
French 0.5% 0.4%
German 3.2% 5.1%
Greek 0.9% 2.0%
Hungarian 0.3% 0.3%
Indian 2.6% 1.8%
Irish 9.4% 6.0%
Italian 2.4% 5.1%
Korean 0.5% 0.2%
Lebanese 0.3% 0.3%
Macedonian 0.2% 0.1%
Maltese 0.3% 0.4%
Maori 0.2% 0.1%
New Zealander 0.5% 0.3%
Polish 0.8% 1.0%
Russian 0.3% 0.3%
Scottish 7.3% 6.1%
Serbian 0.3% 0.3%
South African 0.3% 0.2%
Spanish 0.5% 0.3%
Sri Lankan 0.5% 0.2%
Turkish 0.1% 0.1%
Vietnamese 0.9% 1.1%
Welsh 0.6% 0.6%
Others 9.0% 7.2%
Ancestry not stated 4.2% 4.0%
Ancestry top responses
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Australian 127,124 400,485
Australian Aboriginal 1,059 3,526
Chinese 22,445 50,216
Croatian 4,617 7,042
Dutch 6,491 20,315
English 131,873 483,198
Filipino 4,954 13,232
French 2,578 6,156
German 17,611 88,691
Greek 4,780 35,205
Hungarian 1,747 4,936
Indian 14,543 31,444
Irish 51,554 104,573
Italian 12,968 87,874
Korean 2,780 4,206
Lebanese 1,391 4,960
Macedonian 1,085 1,521
Maltese 1,642 6,130
Maori 977 2,092
New Zealander 2,650 5,484
Polish 4,183 16,669
Russian 1,657 5,718
Scottish 40,120 106,312
Serbian 1,711 5,588
South African 1,526 4,041
Spanish 2,777 4,684
Sri Lankan 2,624 3,596
Turkish 495 1,030
Vietnamese 4,932 19,790
Welsh 3,058 9,849
Others 49,754 125,363
Ancestry not stated 23,296 68,359
Language spoken at home
Type Percentage
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Afrikaans 0.2% 0.1%
Australian Indigenous Languages 0.0% 0.1%
Arabic 0.8% 0.7%
Bengali 0.5% 0.2%
Cantonese 1.0% 0.7%
Croatian 0.6% 0.2%
Dutch 0.2% 0.2%
Filipino 0.3% 0.2%
French 0.5% 0.2%
Greek 0.6% 1.7%
German 0.5% 0.4%
Hindi 0.9% 0.5%
Indones 0.3% 0.1%
Italian 0.8% 2.1%
Japanese 0.3% 0.2%
Korean 0.6% 0.3%
Language spoken at home not stated 5.5% 4.9%
Mandarin 3.1% 2.1%
Maltese 0.0% 0.1%
Macedonian 0.2% 0.1%
Other Southeast Asian Austronesian languages 0.1% 0.1%
Other Indo-Aryan languages 0.6% 0.8%
Other Chinese 0.2% 0.2%
Other languages 3.7% 3.5%
Punjabi 0.6% 0.7%
Persian 0.2% 0.4%
Polish 0.3% 0.4%
Russian 0.2% 0.3%
Samoan 0.1% 0.0%
Serbian 0.3% 0.3%
Sinhale 0.4% 0.2%
Spanish 0.8% 0.4%
Tagalog 0.4% 0.4%
Tamil 0.5% 0.2%
Thai 0.3% 0.1%
Turkish 0.1% 0.0%
Urdu 0.6% 0.2%
Vietnamese 1.1% 1.4%
Language spoken at home
Type Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Afrikaans 651 1,837
Australian Indigenous Languages 124 705
Arabic 3,029 9,092
Bengali 1,941 2,273
Cantonese 3,854 9,459
Croatian 2,272 2,763
Dutch 585 2,098
Filipino 1,304 3,105
French 2,047 2,407
Greek 2,436 21,464
German 1,913 5,387
Hindi 3,642 7,054
Indones 1,325 1,712
Italian 3,247 27,595
Japanese 1,116 2,027
Korean 2,367 3,487
Language spoken at home not stated 21,631 63,455
Mandarin 12,395 27,591
Maltese 153 805
Macedonian 593 614
Other Southeast Asian Austronesian languages 520 1,632
Other Indo-Aryan languages 2,186 9,907
Other Chinese 953 2,165
Other languages 14,741 45,318
Punjabi 2,215 8,498
Persian 933 4,611
Polish 1,091 5,493
Russian 889 3,195
Samoan 486 121
Serbian 1,095 4,080
Sinhale 1,718 2,491
Spanish 3,272 5,402
Tagalog 1,683 4,570
Tamil 1,883 2,536
Thai 1,075 1,717
Turkish 285 564
Urdu 2,370 2,805
Vietnamese 4,215 18,563
Religious affiliation
Type Percentage Number
Indicator Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City
Buddhism 2.5% 2.2% 9,908 28,877
Christianity Anglican 10.8% 9.8% 42,688 126,956
Christianity Asyrin Apstlic 0.0% 0% 25 3
Christianity Baptist 1.0% 1.7% 4,101 21,951
Christianity Brethren 0.0% 0.1% 53 605
Christianity Catholic 22.3% 19.0% 88,544 246,021
Christianity Church Christ 0.1% 0.3% 282 3,406
Christianity Eastrn Orthodox 1.5% 3.0% 6,127 38,594
Christinty Jehvahs Witnses 0.2% 0.3% 674 4,308
Christianity Latter-day Saints 0.2% 0.2% 771 2,584
Christianity Lutheran 0.6% 2.1% 2,257 27,202
Christianity Oriental Orthodox 0.2% 0.1% 625 1,690
Christianity Other Protestant 0.6% 0.4% 2,312 5,296
Christianity Pentecostal 1.0% 1.1% 4,015 14,740
Christinty Presbyterian and Reformed 1.9% 0.9% 7,352 11,403
Christianity Salvation Army 0.2% 0.2% 665 2,785
Christnty Seventh-day Adventist 0.2% 0.2% 687 2,055
Christianity Uniting Church 2.4% 5.8% 9,595 75,009
Christianity, nfd 2.3% 2.8% 8,932 36,125
Christianity Othr Christian 0.1% 0.3% 419 3,233
Hinduism 2.6% 1.7% 10,208 22,165
Islam 2.5% 2.1% 9,864 27,121
Judaism 0.2% 0.1% 642 951
Other Religions 0.9% 1.1% 3,703 14,100
Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation total 36.8% 36.1% 146,124 467,881
Religious affiliation not stated 9.1% 8.5% 36,293 110,645

Source: Complied from various sources including 2016 Census Data, ABS