What did the 2016 Census reveal about Australia's relationship status?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed what the 'typical' Australian looks like in a teaser of the 2016 Census results

Is the 'typical' Australian single?

The 2016 Census was not an overwhelming success for the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Asking the entire population of the Nation to log on to a single website on a single evening was always doomed to fail. Everyone knew it, yet it still went ahead and it of course failed. 

Eventually we all completed the survey somehow and the boffins at the ABS have crunched the numbers and are almost ready to reveal the results. But it seems that they really like to keep us waiting around as we can have some of the data, but not all. 

In a teaser released by the ABS April 11, 2017 we are given an idea of what the typical Australian now looks like. They have even given her a name, Claire.

Claire is a 38 year old female, she is married with two children, she completed Year 12 and lives in a three bedroom house with two motor vehicles. Lucky Claire!

Well maybe not actually. Although Claire spends between five and 14 hours a week on domestic work, which I don't think includes the task of keeping up to date with the Real Housewives of Sydney, her husband has probably never used the vaccuum cleaner.

The typical Australian male, Claire's husband, is a little younger at 37 (you go girl!), but he spends less than 5 hours a week on domestic work.

2016 Australian Census Women Doing Most of the Domestic Duties

There is more bad news for single heterosexual women in the Census with the dating pool narrowing as women have outnumbered men nationally since 1979. But you may be in luck if you are in Western Australia or the Northern Territory where the typical resident is male. Or perhaps you could move...

Before packing up your worldly possessions, may I suggest that you suss out the local dating scene online first? You never know, the love of your life may be just a plane ride away!

Source: ABS 2016 Census Preview

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