2011 QuickStats Country of Birth

Census - all people - usual residents

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People in Australia who were born in Nepal

Code 0 (AUST) by 7105 (BPLP)
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People 24,635
Male 14,538
Female 10,097
Australian citizen 14.0%
Not an Australian citizen 83.0%
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Families 7,484
Couples with children 2,576
Couples without children 4,322
One parent families 132
Other families 454
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All private dwellings 9,098
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,167
Median weekly rent paid $340
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Total 24,635 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --
Male 14,538 59.0 2,593,757 49.0 7,412,598 49.4 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,097 41.0 2,700,393 51.0 7,605,248 50.6 10,873,706 50.6

In the 2011 Census, there were 24,635 people in Australia who were born in Nepal. Of these 59.0% were male and 41.0% were female.

Age Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People
0-14 years 1,671 6.8 321,002 6.1 3,640,297 24.2 4,144,025 19.3
15-24 years 6,470 26.3 509,371 9.6 2,205,772 14.7 2,866,475 13.3
25-34 years 12,605 51.2 877,998 16.6 1,912,001 12.7 2,967,018 13.8
35-44 years 2,911 11.8 869,316 16.4 2,028,894 13.5 3,063,014 14.2
45-54 years 646 2.6 911,673 17.2 1,878,549 12.5 2,951,545 13.7
55-64 years 229 0.9 800,149 15.1 1,565,325 10.4 2,503,360 11.6
65 years and over 103 0.4 1,004,641 19.0 1,787,005 11.9 3,012,282 14.0
 
Median age 27 -- 45 -- 33 -- 37 --

Of the population born in Nepal who usually live in Australia, 6.8% were aged 0 - 14 years and 0.4% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Nepal was 27 years.

Registered marital status Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 14,974 65.2 2,928,440 58.9 5,108,631 44.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 234 1.0 153,431 3.1 338,561 3.0 529,281 3.0
Divorced 212 0.9 408,625 8.2 950,506 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 77 0.3 302,440 6.1 566,038 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,467 32.5 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 Nepal, 65.2% were married, 1.0% were separated, and 0.9% were divorced.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 29 -- 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 28 -- 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 28 -- 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 57 -- 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

Of people who usually live in Australia and who were born in Nepal the median age of married people was 29 years. Of people never married, the median age was 24 years.

Education Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Pre-school 111 0.5 21,003 0.4 309,313 2.1 332,843 1.5
Primary 872 3.5 167,232 3.2 1,575,657 10.5 1,755,208 8.2
Secondary 756 3.1 175,726 3.3 1,149,930 7.7 1,336,043 6.2
University or tertiary institution 5,115 20.8 310,820 5.9 615,500 4.1 932,526 4.3
Technical or further education 1,797 7.3 144,143 2.7 324,322 2.2 473,608 2.2
Other 1,548 6.3 67,731 1.3 92,172 0.6 161,660 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 928 3.8 164,034 3.1 456,866 3.0 1,511,692 7.0
Not attending an educational institution 13,508 54.8 4,243,461 80.2 10,494,086 69.9 15,004,139 69.8
Total 24,635 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --

Of the population born in Nepal who usually live in Australia, 45.2% were attending an educational institution. There were 3.5% in primary school, 3.1% in secondary school and 28.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Year of arrival Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Before 1941 0 0.0 16,681 0.3 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 3 0.0 106,647 2.0 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 0 0.0 375,076 7.1 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 10 0.0 642,355 12.1 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 44 0.2 571,828 10.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 208 0.8 782,926 14.8 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 1,970 8.0 786,777 14.9 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 1,893 7.7 581,597 11.0 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2011 19,799 80.4 1,190,322 22.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,017,842 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Nepal, 80.4% arrived in Australia from 2006 - 2011 and 7.7% from 2001 - 2005.

Citizenship Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Australian citizen 3,458 14.0 3,308,898 62.5 14,717,058 98.0 18,261,807 84.9
Not an Australian citizen 20,450 83.0 1,886,266 35.6 61,629 0.4 1,959,288 9.1

In Australia of people who were born in Nepal, 14.0% were Australian citizens.

Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Spouse or partner born overseas 12,152 96.8 2,166,392 70.8 815,212 13.9 3,000,633 33.4
Spouse or partner born in Australia 301 2.4 815,212 26.6 4,893,731 83.3 5,724,579 63.8

In Australia of people who were born in Nepal and had a spouse or partner, 96.8% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 2.4% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

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

Religious Affiliation Charts
English language proficiency Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Speaks English only 950 3.9 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 22,040 89.5 2,251,010 42.5 965,711 6.4 3,272,390 15.2
Not well or not at all 1,279 5.2 513,582 9.7 127,514 0.8 655,380 3.0

In Australia of people who were born in Nepal, 3.9% spoke English only at home. A further 89.5% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

People — employment
Employment Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,119 36.3 1,815,912 60.9 4,481,393 59.4 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 10,350 52.7 810,164 27.2 2,217,300 29.4 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,027 5.2 163,025 5.5 452,103 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,129 5.8 192,530 6.5 398,931 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 19,625 -- 2,981,631 -- 7,549,727 -- 10,658,460 --
 
People aged 15 years and over
Not in the labour force 2,973 12.9 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 Nepal and who were in the labour force, 36.3% worked full-time, 52.7% worked part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,422 7.7 253,078 9.1 823,237 11.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,826 36.9 277,755 10.0 658,858 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,104 11.4 279,329 10.0 735,206 10.3 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,873 20.9 569,314 20.4 1,218,448 17.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,243 17.5 1,246,601 44.7 3,262,942 45.6 4,558,678 45.3

In Australia of people who were born in Nepal and who were employed, 17.5% worked 40 hours or more per week and 20.9% worked 35-39 hours per week.

Median age by employment status Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 30 -- 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 26 -- 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

In Australia of people who were born in Nepal the median age for those who were employed full-time was 30, while the median age for those employed part-time was 26.

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

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

Median weekly income Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 485 -- 538 -- 597 -- 577 --
Family 1,183 -- 1,485 -- 1,492 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,452 -- 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 Nepal, the personal weekly median income was $485. Family median weekly income was $1,183 and Household median weekly income was $1,452.

Travel to work Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Car 5,455 29.5 1,731,504 62.1 4,810,606 67.3 6,620,838 65.8
Bus or train 8,484 45.9 350,975 12.6 414,430 5.8 772,912 7.7
Other 2,763 14.9 332,981 11.9 701,390 9.8 1,045,825 10.4

In Australia 29.5% of employed people who were born in Nepal, travelled to work on census day by car, while 45.9% travelled by bus or train.

Unpaid work Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 13,143 57.2 3,415,647 68.7 8,587,763 75.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,027 17.5 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) 1,200 5.2 512,280 10.3 1,353,534 11.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,405 10.5 735,396 14.8 2,321,102 20.4 3,090,874 17.8

In Australia 57.2% of people who were born in Nepal did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 17.5% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,195 22.6 1,045,756 21.0 2,795,136 24.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,160 22.5 1,281,818 25.8 3,111,380 27.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,780 7.8 596,319 12.0 1,452,979 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,010 4.4 491,752 9.9 1,228,268 10.8 1,746,196 10.1

In Australia of people who were born in Nepal and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.4% 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 Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Couple family without children 4,322 57.7 909,186 39.9 1,204,689 36.4 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,576 34.4 1,086,957 47.7 1,421,441 42.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 132 1.8 253,606 11.1 623,185 18.8 901,637 15.9
Other family 454 6.1 30,804 1.4 64,275 1.9 97,722 1.7
 
Families with a child under 5 1,466 19.6 368,079 16.1 629,491 19.0 997,568 17.6
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 2,427 32.4 847,725 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 Nepal 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 Nepal. Of these families, 34.4% were couple families with children, 57.7% were couple families without children and 1.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Families — weekly income
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Families without children 1,207 -- 2,104 -- 2,072 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,722 -- 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 Nepal 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 Nepal. Of these families, the median weekly income for families without children was $1,207 and for families with children the median weekly income was $1,722.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,402 20.3 424,216 21.3 583,765 22.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,484 21.5 78,786 3.9 94,329 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,450 21.0 366,187 18.3 628,451 23.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 931 13.5 351,617 17.6 378,600 14.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 593 8.6 123,282 6.2 125,270 4.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 323 4.7 428,908 21.5 451,465 17.2 899,598 19.2
Other 459 6.7 114,131 5.7 173,546 6.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 250 3.6 109,016 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 Nepal 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 Nepal. Of these families, 20.3% of families had both parents working full-time, 21.0% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 4.7% 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 Nepal % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,474 27.2 5,773,803 75.7 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,007 11.1 749,880 9.8 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,482 60.3 1,033,848 13.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 104 1.1 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 Nepal, 27.2% were a separate house, 60.3% were a flat, unit or apartment, and 11.1% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms People born in Nepal % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 175 1.9 40,817 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 928 10.2 353,399 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,578 50.3 1,452,173 19.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,128 23.4 3,331,683 43.7 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 999 11.0 2,332,594 30.6 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 290 3.2 117,401 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 Nepal, 50.3% had two bedrooms, 23.4% had three bedrooms and 11.0% had four or more bedrooms.

Bedroom Charts
Dwellings — mortgage & rent
Mortgage and rent People born in Nepal % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 328 3.6 2,440,739 32.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,711 18.8 2,691,967 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,693 73.6 2,265,310 29.7 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 45 0.5 68,118 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 321 3.5 161,933 2.1 195,213 2.5
 
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,167 -- 1,800 -- 1,800 --
Median weekly rent paid 340 -- 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 Nepal, 3.6% were owned outright, 18.8% were owned with a mortgage and 73.6% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167 and the median weekly rent paid was $340.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition People born in Nepal % All birthplace responses % Total %
One family households 6,372 71.4 5,365,562 70.3 5,422,469 69.9
Multiple family households 834 9.3 127,500 1.7 128,147 1.7
Single (or lone) person households 439 4.9 1,818,070 23.8 1,888,697 24.3
Group households 1,279 14.3 316,935 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 Nepal' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Nepal. Of those households, 71.4% were one family households and 4.9% 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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