2016 Census QuickStats Country of Birth

Australia

People in Australia who were born in Sri Lanka

Code 0 (AUST) by 7107 (BPLP)
People 109,853
Male 57,280
Female 52,573
Australian citizen 60.3%
Not an Australian citizen 38.3%
Families 43,816
Couples with children 26,914
Couples without children 13,326
One parent families 2,972
Other families 592
All private dwellings
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,100
Median weekly rent paid $351

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People — demographics & education
People Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Male 57,280 52.1 2,997,173 48.6 7,735,362 49.5 11,546,638 49.3
Female 52,573 47.9 3,166,493 51.4 7,880,175 50.5 11,855,248 50.7

In the 2016 Census, there were 109,853 people in Australia who were born in Sri Lanka. Of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female.

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Age
People
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
0-14 years 7,652 7.0 366,872 6.0 3,777,875 24.2 4,364,607 18.7
15-24 years 9,313 8.5 612,643 9.9 2,197,847 14.1 2,988,390 12.8
25-34 years 22,703 20.7 1,130,884 18.3 1,994,601 12.8 3,368,449 14.4
35-44 years 23,982 21.8 1,021,528 16.6 1,911,355 12.2 3,144,935 13.4
45-54 years 18,085 16.5 961,980 15.6 1,920,340 12.3 3,105,007 13.3
55-64 years 13,881 12.6 840,595 13.6 1,704,198 10.9 2,753,734 11.8
65 years and over 14,233 13.0 1,229,161 19.9 2,109,310 13.5 3,676,765 15.7
Median age 40 -- 44 -- 34 -- 38 --

Of the population born in Sri Lanka who usually live in Australia, 7.0% were aged 0 - 14 years and 13.0% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Sri Lanka was 40 years.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Married 72,781 71.2 3,362,174 58.0 5,158,710 43.6 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,955 1.9 178,867 3.1 376,863 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 3,809 3.7 464,766 8.0 1,021,844 8.6 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,885 3.8 326,987 5.6 560,940 4.7 985,204 5.2
Never married 19,767 19.3 1,463,996 25.3 4,719,302 39.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Australia aged 15 years and over who were born in Sri Lanka, 71.2% were married, 1.9% were separated, and 3.7% were divorced.

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Education Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Pre-school 413 0.4 21,982 0.4 323,754 2.1 347,621 1.5
Primary 4,398 4.0 197,196 3.2 1,717,830 11.0 1,926,880 8.2
Secondary 4,309 3.9 224,770 3.6 1,211,676 7.8 1,446,506 6.2
University or tertiary institution 9,085 8.3 440,789 7.2 713,008 4.6 1,160,630 5.0
Technical or further education 2,342 2.1 152,909 2.5 267,689 1.7 424,870 1.8
Other 1,104 1.0 97,890 1.6 98,429 0.6 198,383 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 1,769 1.6 117,292 1.9 329,449 2.1 1,707,023 7.3
Not attending an educational institution 86,435 78.7 4,910,840 79.7 10,953,685 70.1 16,189,980 69.2

Of the population born in Sri Lanka who usually live in Australia, 21.3% were attending an educational institution. There were 4.0% in primary school, 3.9% in secondary school and 10.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Bachelor Degree level and above 42,482 41.6 1,830,410 31.6 2,320,141 19.6 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 15,118 14.8 587,176 10.1 1,079,954 9.1 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,786 1.7 120,064 2.1 425,836 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 6,091 6.0 565,803 9.8 1,831,323 15.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 18,713 18.3 1,051,623 18.1 1,902,337 16.1 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 3,454 3.4 200,856 3.5 724,761 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 4,995 4.9 418,929 7.2 1,588,715 13.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 10 0.0 3,313 0.1 9,848 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 863 0.0 1,266 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,643 2.6 458,176 7.9 1,027,299 8.7 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 391 0.4 114,870 2.0 26,748 0.2 145,844 0.8
Not stated 3,523 3.4 264,618 4.6 570,419 4.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of the population born in Sri Lanka who usually live in Australia, 18.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 7.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 14.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Year of arrival Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Before 1941 30 0.0 9,289 0.2 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 232 0.2 84,378 1.4 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 919 0.8 321,721 5.2 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 3,397 3.1 590,106 9.6 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 5,749 5.2 541,319 8.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 15,739 14.3 768,312 12.5 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 18,176 16.5 766,940 12.4 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 10,920 9.9 559,084 9.1 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2010 24,276 22.1 985,332 16.0 -- -- -- --
2011 - 2016 27,971 25.5 1,324,426 21.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,615,531 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Sri Lanka, 25.5% arrived in Australia from 2011 - 2016 and 22.1% from 2006 - 2010.

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Citizenship Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Australian citizen 66,205 60.3 3,652,290 59.3 15,304,785 98.0 19,278,834 82.4
Not an Australian citizen 42,088 38.3 2,402,591 39.0 86,884 0.6 2,507,458 10.7

In Australia of people who were born in Sri Lanka, 60.3% were Australian citizens.

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Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born'. %
Spouse or partner born overseas 62,100 90.3 2,533,692 72.3 874,386 14.5 3,432,017 35.9
Spouse or partner born in Australia 5,185 7.5 874,386 25.0 4,975,104 82.7 5,872,893 61.4

In Australia of people who were born in Sri Lanka and had a spouse or partner, 90.3% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 7.5% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Note: Total does not include those spouses or partners who did not state their country of birth.

View the data quality statements for: Country of birth of person (BPLP) Relationship in household (RLHP) Family/household reference person indicator (RPIP)

Religious affiliation, top responses
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %

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English language proficiency Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Speaks English only 25,352 23.1 2,581,282 41.9 14,190,672 90.9 17,020,421 72.7
Speaks other language and speaks English:
Very well or well 77,482 70.5 2,885,219 46.8 1,122,966 7.2 4,068,598 17.4
Not well or not at all 6,208 5.7 648,470 10.5 157,704 1.0 819,925 3.5

In Australia of people who were born in Sri Lanka, 23.1% spoke English only at home. A further 70.5% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

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People — employment
Employment
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Worked full-time 44,676 61.4 2,052,828 58.4 4,491,739 57.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 18,885 26.0 1,025,198 29.2 2,421,402 31.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,056 4.2 158,027 4.5 397,088 5.1 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 6,138 8.4 277,586 7.9 498,013 6.4 787,452 6.9
People aged 15 years and over
Not in the labour force 28,491 27.9 2,221,922 38.3 3,913,066 33.1 6,297,600 33.1

In Australia of people who were born in Sri Lanka and who were in the labour force, 61.4% worked full-time, 26.0% worked part-time and 8.4% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
1-15 hours per week 5,951 8.9 313,561 9.7 890,779 12.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 6,335 9.5 358,890 11.1 706,291 9.7 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 6,601 9.9 352,748 10.9 824,331 11.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 18,589 27.9 705,848 21.8 1,300,092 17.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 26,086 39.2 1,346,985 41.6 3,191,643 43.7 4,591,801 43.0

In Australia of people who were born in Sri Lanka and who were employed, 39.2% worked 40 hours or more per week and 27.9% worked 35-39 hours per week.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %

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Median weekly income
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Personal 757 -- 615 -- 688 -- 662 --
Family 1,965 -- 1,725 -- 1,834 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,904 -- 1,562 -- 1,539 -- 1,438 --

In Australia of people who were born in Sri Lanka, the personal weekly median income was $757. Family median weekly income was $1,965 and Household median weekly income was $1,904.

Median personal weekly income for persons aged 15 years and over born in the selected country. Excludes those who did not state an income.

Family for the selected country of birth is determined by the reference person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. Median family income excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

Household for the selected country of birth is determined by the response of any household member (enumerated in the dwelling) to country of birth. Median household income excludes households where at least one member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

View the data quality statements for: Total personal income (INCP) Total family income (FINF) Total household income (HIND)

Travel to work
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Car 42,880 64.4 1,986,872 61.4 5,009,484 68.5 7,090,101 66.4
Bus or train 10,808 16.2 453,292 14.0 454,116 6.2 915,328 8.6
Other 5,977 9.0 381,664 11.8 672,865 9.2 1,066,965 10.0

In Australia 64.4% of employed people who were born in Sri Lanka travelled to work on census day by car, while 16.2% travelled by bus or train.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 71,347 69.8 3,964,948 68.4 9,000,198 76.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 31,970 31.3 1,677,392 28.9 3,507,061 29.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 10,975 10.7 613,990 10.6 1,489,817 12.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 20,368 19.9 941,091 16.2 2,634,097 22.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Australia 69.8% of people who were born in Sri Lanka did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 31.3% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Less than 5 hours per week 20,089 19.7 1,234,900 21.3 3,013,177 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 26,542 26.0 1,509,217 26.0 3,371,602 28.5 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 12,532 12.3 678,501 11.7 1,479,061 12.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 12,191 11.9 542,335 9.4 1,136,359 9.6 1,710,970 9.0

In Australia of people who were born in Sri Lanka and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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includes family composition | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition

For information on how migrant families are classified, see the User guide for QuickStats

Family composition Born in Sri Lanka These are families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born The family is determined where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner stated a country of birth was overseas and includes the selected country of birth total. % Australian born The family is determined where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born' plus 'Australian born' as well as families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner did NOT state a country of birth. %
Couple family without children 13,326 30.4 1,012,440 39.3 1,240,422 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 26,914 61.4 1,248,241 48.4 1,434,939 42.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,972 6.8 282,463 11.0 648,590 19.1 959,543 15.8
Other family 592 1.4 34,059 1.3 65,896 1.9 102,559 1.7
Families with a child under 5 9,287 21.2 446,733 17.3 591,182 17.4 1,037,904 17.1
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 20,233 46.2 977,697 37.9 1,379,763 40.7 2,357,465 38.8

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in Sri Lanka. Of these families, 61.4% were couple families with children, 30.4% were couple families without children and 6.8% were one parent families.

Note: Totals for families with a child under 5 and for families with a child aged 0-15 years does not include those families where the reference person and/or their spouse/partner did not state their country of birth.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Sri Lanka These are families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born The family is determined where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner stated a country of birth was overseas and includes the selected country of birth total. % Australian born The family is determined where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born' plus 'Australian born' as well as families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner did NOT state a country of birth. %
Both employed, worked full-time 10,232 25.4 475,278 21.0 600,260 22.4 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,654 4.1 97,948 4.3 103,266 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 8,438 21.0 424,478 18.8 652,771 24.4 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 8,621 21.4 390,307 17.3 352,203 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 2,568 6.4 156,274 6.9 141,852 5.3 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,881 12.1 492,423 21.8 488,403 18.3 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 2,075 5.2 107,664 4.8 152,346 5.7 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,767 4.4 116,299 5.1 184,264 6.9 311,381 6.2

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in Sri Lanka. Of these families, 25.4% 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 12.1% of families stated that both parents were not working.

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includes dwelling structure | mortgage & rent | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

For information on how migrant households are classified, see the User guide for QuickStats

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Sri Lanka These are occupied private dwellings with at least one resident who was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born overseas or in Australia (including occupied private dwellings for the selected country of birth). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Australian born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Total This total includes occupied private dwellings for people who were born overseas or in Australia as well as occupied private dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. %
Separate house 36,033 68.6 2,212,954 67.1 5,074,866 76.9 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,177 15.6 466,800 14.1 779,497 11.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 7,974 15.2 585,471 17.7 668,862 10.1 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 165 0.3 20,721 0.6 48,617 0.7 64,425 0.8

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 Sri Lanka, 68.6% were a separate house, 15.2% were a flat or apartment, and 15.6% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Sri Lanka These are occupied private dwellings with at least one resident who was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born overseas or in Australia (including occupied private dwellings for the selected country of birth). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Australian born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Total This total includes occupied private dwellings for people who were born overseas or in Australia as well as occupied private dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. %
None (includes bedsitters) 228 0.4 17,187 0.5 23,956 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,311 4.4 176,922 5.4 254,884 3.9 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 9,104 17.3 658,470 20.0 1,119,772 17.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 18,436 35.1 1,264,755 38.3 2,787,246 42.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 21,292 40.5 1,110,865 33.7 2,287,725 34.7 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,171 2.2 71,635 2.2 126,102 1.9 198,351 2.4

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 Sri Lanka, 17.3% had two bedrooms, 35.1% had three bedrooms and 40.5% had four or more bedrooms.

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Dwellings — mortgage & rent
Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Sri Lanka These are occupied private dwellings with at least one resident who was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born overseas or in Australia (including occupied private dwellings for the selected country of birth). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Australian born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Total This total includes occupied private dwellings for people who were born overseas or in Australia as well as occupied private dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. %
Owned outright 9,155 17.4 970,425 29.4 2,013,505 30.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 24,174 46.0 1,122,252 34.0 2,474,999 37.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 17,725 33.7 1,099,840 33.3 1,907,007 28.9 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 234 0.4 25,380 0.8 59,681 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,265 2.4 81,928 2.5 144,494 2.2 224,869 2.7
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,100 -- 1,950 -- 1,742 -- 1,755 --
Median weekly rent paid 351 -- 370 -- 330 -- 335 --

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 Sri Lanka, 17.4% were owned outright, 46.0% were owned with a mortgage and 33.7% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,100 and the median weekly rent paid was $351.

Median monthly mortgage repayment relates only to occupied private dwellings that are owned with a mortgage (including those being purchased under a rent/buy scheme). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a monthly repayment value.

Median weekly rent paid relates to occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a weekly payment value.

View the data quality statements for: Tenure type (TEND) Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED)

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Born in Sri Lanka These are occupied private dwellings with at least one resident who was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born overseas or in Australia (including occupied private dwellings for the selected country of birth). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Australian born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Total This total includes occupied private dwellings for people who were born overseas or in Australia as well as occupied private dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. %
One family households 42,035 80.0 2,465,248 74.7 4,809,352 72.9 5,751,635 69.4
Multiple family households 1,533 2.9 101,470 3.1 137,593 2.1 155,992 1.9
Single (or lone) person households 5,826 11.1 559,665 17.0 1,403,935 21.3 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 3,146 6.0 173,452 5.3 248,803 3.8 354,917 4.3

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'Born in Sri Lanka' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Sri Lanka. Of those households, 80.0% were one family households and 11.1% were lone person households.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

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Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census