- The number of people counted (including overseas visitors) in the 2006 Census was 20,061,646.
- According to the 2006 Census, the resident population of Australia has increased by 6%, or just over one million, since the 2001 Census.
- In the 2006 Census, there were more females (50.6%) than males (49.4%).
- The number of people who identified as being Indigenous in the 2006 Census was 455,031.
- Between the 2001 and 2006 Censuses, the Indigenous population has increased by 11%, or 45,000 persons.
- The median age of the Australian resident population in the 2006 Census was 37 years, up from 35 years in the 2001 Census.
- In the 2006 Census, there were 16,018 caravans, cabins, houseboats in NSW.
- 24.3% of the Australian resident population in the 2006 Census were aged 55 years and older.
- 6,641,488 or 33.4% of the Australian resident population in the 2006 Census were aged under 25 years.
- The number of people counted in the 2006 Census who had Australian Citizenship was 17,095,569 (86.1%).
- According to the 2006 Census, in Victoria, 34.7% of occupied private dwellings were fully owned, 34.0% were being purchased and 23.9% were rented.
- 22.2% of Australians counted in the 2006 Census were born overseas.
- In the 2006 Census, the Northern Territory was the only State or Territory to record a greater number of males than females.
- The top 5 countries of birth (other than Australia) in the 2006 Census were: England, New Zealand, China, Italy and Viet Nam.
- According to the 2006 Census, 568,230 Queensland residents performed voluntary work for an organisation or group in the previous 12 months.
- In the 2006 Census, 7 out of 10 Australian residents were born in Australia.
- English was the only language spoken at home by 78.5% of people counted in the 2006 Census.
- The top five languages spoken at home (other than English) in the 2006 Census were Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, and Mandarin.
- In the 2006 census the top three responses for religious affiliation were Catholic (25.8%), Anglican (18.7%), and No Religion (18.7%).
- In the 2006 Census, 11.3% of the Australian resident population were separated or divorced.
- In Tasmania, according to the 2006 Census the most common languages other than English spoken at home were: German 0.3%, Italian 0.3%, Greek 0.3%, Mandarin 0.2%, and Dutch 0.2%.
- Just under half (49.6%) of the Australian resident population stated they were married in the 2006 Census.
- The 2006 Census indicated that only 9.7% of ACT residents are aged 65 years and over, compared to 13.3% for Australia.
- The number and proportion of Australians stating they were never married, separated, or divorced in the 2006 Census increased from 2001.
- Median gross individual income rose 24% between the 2001 and 2006 Censuses.
- There were 5,219,165 families counted in the 2006 Census. Couples with children represented 45.3% of all families.
- One parent families make up 15.8% of the total families counted in the 2006 Census.
- There were 8,426,559 private dwellings counted in the 2006 Census.
- On Census Night 2006 of the occupied private dwellings counted in South Australia, 79.1% were separate houses, 10.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.2% were flats, units or apartments, and 1.1% were other dwellings.
- According to the 2006 Census, 32.6% of all occupied private dwelling in Australia are fully owned, while 32.2% were being purchased.
- Of all occupied private dwellings being rented in Australia on Census Night 2006, 50.5% were being rented through a real estate agent.
- 58% of households have an Internet connection.
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