2011 QuickStats Country of Birth

Census - all people - usual residents

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People in Australia who were born in France

Code 0 (AUST) by 2303 (BPLP)
Icon of people
People 24,675
Male 12,561
Female 12,114
Australian citizen 58.3%
Not an Australian citizen 40.2%
Icon of families
Families 13,314
Couples with children 6,134
Couples without children 6,155
One parent families 957
Other families 68
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All private dwellings 19,223
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,000
Median weekly rent paid $400
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Total 24,675 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --
Male 12,561 50.9 2,593,757 49.0 7,412,598 49.4 10,634,013 49.4
Female 12,114 49.1 2,700,393 51.0 7,605,248 50.6 10,873,706 50.6

In the 2011 Census, there were 24,675 people in Australia who were born in France. Of these 50.9% were male and 49.1% were female.

Age Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People
0-14 years 1,559 6.3 321,002 6.1 3,640,297 24.2 4,144,025 19.3
15-24 years 2,422 9.8 509,371 9.6 2,205,772 14.7 2,866,475 13.3
25-34 years 5,479 22.2 877,998 16.6 1,912,001 12.7 2,967,018 13.8
35-44 years 4,451 18.0 869,316 16.4 2,028,894 13.5 3,063,014 14.2
45-54 years 4,110 16.7 911,673 17.2 1,878,549 12.5 2,951,545 13.7
55-64 years 3,148 12.8 800,149 15.1 1,565,325 10.4 2,503,360 11.6
65 years and over 3,503 14.2 1,004,641 19.0 1,787,005 11.9 3,012,282 14.0
 
Median age 41 -- 45 -- 33 -- 37 --

Of the population born in France who usually live in Australia, 6.3% were aged 0 - 14 years and 14.2% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in France was 41 years.

Registered marital status Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,601 45.9 2,928,440 58.9 5,108,631 44.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 711 3.1 153,431 3.1 338,561 3.0 529,281 3.0
Divorced 2,301 10.0 408,625 8.2 950,506 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,043 4.5 302,440 6.1 566,038 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,464 36.6 1,180,210 23.7 4,413,812 38.8 5,962,768 34.3

Of people in Australia aged 15 years and over who were born in France, 45.9% were married, 3.1% were separated, and 10.0% were divorced.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

Of people who usually live in Australia and who were born in France the median age of married people was 48 years. Of people never married, the median age was 29 years.

Education Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Pre-school 130 0.5 21,003 0.4 309,313 2.1 332,843 1.5
Primary 828 3.4 167,232 3.2 1,575,657 10.5 1,755,208 8.2
Secondary 688 2.8 175,726 3.3 1,149,930 7.7 1,336,043 6.2
University or tertiary institution 1,481 6.0 310,820 5.9 615,500 4.1 932,526 4.3
Technical or further education 494 2.0 144,143 2.7 324,322 2.2 473,608 2.2
Other 247 1.0 67,731 1.3 92,172 0.6 161,660 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 711 2.9 164,034 3.1 456,866 3.0 1,511,692 7.0
Not attending an educational institution 20,096 81.4 4,243,461 80.2 10,494,086 69.9 15,004,139 69.8
Total 24,675 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --

Of the population born in France who usually live in Australia, 18.6% were attending an educational institution. There were 3.4% in primary school, 2.8% in secondary school and 8.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Year of arrival Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Before 1941 75 0.3 16,681 0.3 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 415 1.7 106,647 2.0 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 1,195 4.8 375,076 7.1 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 3,180 12.9 642,355 12.1 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 3,287 13.3 571,828 10.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 2,434 9.9 782,926 14.8 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 2,839 11.5 786,777 14.9 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 2,588 10.5 581,597 11.0 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2011 7,431 30.1 1,190,322 22.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,017,842 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in France, 30.1% arrived in Australia from 2006 - 2011 and 10.5% from 2001 - 2005.

Citizenship Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Australian citizen 14,385 58.3 3,308,898 62.5 14,717,058 98.0 18,261,807 84.9
Not an Australian citizen 9,921 40.2 1,886,266 35.6 61,629 0.4 1,959,288 9.1

In Australia of people who were born in France, 58.3% were Australian citizens.

Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Spouse or partner born overseas 7,780 56.3 2,166,392 70.8 815,212 13.9 3,000,633 33.4
Spouse or partner born in Australia 5,599 40.5 815,212 26.6 4,893,731 83.3 5,724,579 63.8

In Australia of people who were born in France and had a spouse or partner, 56.3% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 40.5% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Religious affiliation, top responses Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'

Religious Affiliation Charts
English language proficiency Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Speaks English only 7,667 31.1 2,475,678 46.8 13,801,996 91.9 16,509,291 76.8
 
Speaks other language and speaks English:
Very well or well 15,995 64.8 2,251,010 42.5 965,711 6.4 3,272,390 15.2
Not well or not at all 796 3.2 513,582 9.7 127,514 0.8 655,380 3.0

In Australia of people who were born in France, 31.1% spoke English only at home. A further 64.8% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

People — employment
Employment Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,944 62.7 1,815,912 60.9 4,481,393 59.4 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,053 25.6 810,164 27.2 2,217,300 29.4 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 936 5.9 163,025 5.5 452,103 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 915 5.8 192,530 6.5 398,931 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 15,848 -- 2,981,631 -- 7,549,727 -- 10,658,460 --
 
People aged 15 years and over
Not in the labour force 6,840 29.6 1,908,619 38.4 3,687,284 32.4 5,729,306 33.0
 
View the labour force fact sheet

In Australia of people who were born in France and who were in the labour force, 62.7% worked full-time, 25.6% worked part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,348 9.0 253,078 9.1 823,237 11.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,273 8.5 277,755 10.0 658,858 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,434 9.6 279,329 10.0 735,206 10.3 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,495 16.7 569,314 20.4 1,218,448 17.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 7,450 49.9 1,246,601 44.7 3,262,942 45.6 4,558,678 45.3

In Australia of people who were born in France and who were employed, 49.9% worked 40 hours or more per week and 16.7% worked 35-39 hours per week.

Median age by employment status Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

In Australia of people who were born in France the median age for those who were employed full-time was 39, while the median age for those employed part-time was 42.

Occupation, top responses Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly income Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 696 -- 538 -- 597 -- 577 --
Family 1,872 -- 1,485 -- 1,492 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,682 -- 1,245 -- 1,194 -- 1,234 --
Family and Household are determined for the selected country of birth, 'All overseas born' and 'Australian born' by the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. See explanatory notes for more information.
 
View the income fact sheet

In Australia of people who were born in France, the personal weekly median income was $696. Family median weekly income was $1,872 and Household median weekly income was $1,682.

Travel to work Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Car 7,688 51.5 1,731,504 62.1 4,810,606 67.3 6,620,838 65.8
Bus or train 2,039 13.7 350,975 12.6 414,430 5.8 772,912 7.7
Other 3,013 20.2 332,981 11.9 701,390 9.8 1,045,825 10.4

In Australia 51.5% of employed people who were born in France, travelled to work on census day by car, while 13.7% travelled by bus or train.

Unpaid work Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 16,419 71.0 3,415,647 68.7 8,587,763 75.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,221 26.9 1,373,956 27.6 3,396,260 29.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,796 7.8 512,280 10.3 1,353,534 11.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,682 15.9 735,396 14.8 2,321,102 20.4 3,090,874 17.8

In Australia 71.0% of people who were born in France did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 26.9% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,996 25.9 1,045,756 21.0 2,795,136 24.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,442 27.9 1,281,818 25.8 3,111,380 27.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,378 10.3 596,319 12.0 1,452,979 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,602 6.9 491,752 9.9 1,228,268 10.8 1,746,196 10.1

In Australia of people who were born in France and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly income | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition

For important information on how migrant families are classified, please see the explanatory notes

Family composition Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Couple family without children 6,155 46.2 909,186 39.9 1,204,689 36.4 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 6,134 46.1 1,086,957 47.7 1,421,441 42.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 957 7.2 253,606 11.1 623,185 18.8 901,637 15.9
Other family 68 0.5 30,804 1.4 64,275 1.9 97,722 1.7
 
Families with a child under 5 2,374 17.8 368,079 16.1 629,491 19.0 997,568 17.6
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 5,095 38.3 847,725 37.2 1,401,334 42.3 2,249,060 39.6

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person was born in France and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in France. Of these families, 46.1% were couple families with children, 46.2% were couple families without children and 7.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Families — weekly income
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Families without children 2,245 -- 2,104 -- 2,072 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,492 -- 2,360 -- 2,283 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person was born in France and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in France. Of these families, the median weekly income for families without children was $2,245 and for families with children the median weekly income was $2,492.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families Born in France % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,195 26.0 424,216 21.3 583,765 22.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 526 4.3 78,786 3.9 94,329 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,676 21.8 366,187 18.3 628,451 23.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,225 18.1 351,617 17.6 378,600 14.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 602 4.9 123,282 6.2 125,270 4.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,674 13.6 428,908 21.5 451,465 17.2 899,598 19.2
Other 797 6.5 114,131 5.7 173,546 6.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 597 4.9 109,016 5.5 190,703 7.3 314,529 6.7

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person was born in France and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in France. Of these families, 26.0% of families had both parents working full-time, 21.8% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 13.6% of families stated that both parents were not working.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | mortgage & rent | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

For important information on how migrant households are classified, please see the explanatory notes

Dwelling structure People born in France % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 12,107 63.0 5,773,803 75.7 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,363 12.3 749,880 9.8 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,542 23.6 1,033,848 13.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 179 0.9 63,820 0.8 66,666 0.9

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in France, 63.0% were a separate house, 23.6% were a flat, unit or apartment, and 12.3% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms People born in France % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 158 0.8 40,817 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,488 7.7 353,399 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,580 23.8 1,452,173 19.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,336 38.2 3,331,683 43.7 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,358 27.9 2,332,594 30.6 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 303 1.6 117,401 1.5 143,394 1.8

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in France, 23.8% had two bedrooms, 38.2% had three bedrooms and 27.9% had four or more bedrooms.

Bedroom Charts
Dwellings — mortgage & rent
Mortgage and rent People born in France % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,978 25.9 2,440,739 32.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,906 30.7 2,691,967 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 7,724 40.2 2,265,310 29.7 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 129 0.7 68,118 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 486 2.5 161,933 2.1 195,213 2.5
 
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,000 -- 1,800 -- 1,800 --
Median weekly rent paid 400 -- 286 -- 285 --

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in France, 25.9% were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 40.2% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000 and the median weekly rent paid was $400.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition People born in France % All birthplace responses % Total %
One family households 13,992 74.2 5,365,562 70.3 5,422,469 69.9
Multiple family households 284 1.5 127,500 1.7 128,147 1.7
Single (or lone) person households 3,005 15.9 1,818,070 23.8 1,888,697 24.3
Group households 1,583 8.4 316,935 4.2 321,006 4.1

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'People born in France' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in France. Of those households, 74.2% were one family households and 15.9% were lone person households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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