Indicator Rationale

Demographic indicators describe characteristics of the population and are important to understand the people who live in different places across our cities. This information is very important to understand and plan for the needs of people who live in an area. Demographic indicators combined with liveability indicators provides a comprehensive understanding of both people and place.

Relevant Sustainable Development Goals

Measures

Demographic indicators included in the AUO have been developed from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data collected in 2016 and 2021. Census data are collected every 5 years in Australia and further information on all demographic indicators is available at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. A full list of demographic indicators included in the AUO is provided below.

Median population age

Percentage of population 0 to 5 years

Percentage of population 6 to 12 years

Percentage of population 13 to 18 years

Percentage of population 0 to 18 years

Percentage of population 19 to 35 years

Percentage of population 36 to 64 years

Percentage of population greater than 65 years

Percentage of male population 0 to 5 years

Percentage of male population 6 to 12 years

Percentage of male population 13 to 18 years

Percentage of male population 0 to 18 years

Percentage of male population 19 to 35 years

Percentage of male population 36 to 64 years

Percentage of male population greater than 65 years

Percentage of female population 0 to 5 years

Percentage of female population 6 to 12 years

Percentage of female population 13 to 18 years

Percentage of female population 0 to 18 years

Percentage of female population 19 to 35 years

Percentage of female population 36 to 64 years

Percentage of female population greater than 65 years

Total persons

Percentage adult population 18 years and older

Percentage single person households

Percentage single parent households

Percentage group households

Percentage parents and children households

Average household size

Percentage population who moved to new to region – 1 year ago

Percentage population who moved to new to region – 5 years ago

Percentage of population born outside of Australia

Percentage of population with one or more parents born outside of Australia

Percentage of population who speak a language other than English at home

Percentage of population with low or no English proficiency

SEIFA Index of Relative Disadvantage (IRSD) score

SEIFA Index of Relative Disadvantage (IRSD) decile

Percentage of populations who are unemployed

Percentage of population not in the labour force

Percentage of population aged 15 years and more who volunteer

Median weekly household income

Percentage of population with a total household income <$650 per week

Percentage of population with a total household income >$3000 per week

Percentage of population with an equivalised household income <$650 per week

Percentage of population with an equivalised household income >$3000 per week

Percentage of population living in apartment, flat or unit

Percentage of population living in house (or similar)

Percentage of population who own their home outright

Percentage of population who own home with a mortgage

Percentage of population who rent their home

Median weekly rent

Median monthly mortgage repayment

Percentage of households with no motor vehicle

Percentage of population employed as managers and professionals

Percentage of population employed in largest single employment sector

Percentage of population employed in 2nd largest employment sector

Percentage of population employed in 3rd largest employment sector

Percentage of businesses employing 20 or more people

Percentage of population with a tertiary qualification

Percentage of population who have completed Yr 12 or equivalent

Percentage of population who need assistance with core activities

Percentage of population

Percentage of dwellings with zero bedrooms (including bedsits)

Percentage of dwellings with one bedroom

Percentage of dwellings with two bedrooms

Percentage of dwellings with three bedrooms

Percentage of dwellings with four bedrooms

Percentage of dwellings with five bedrooms

Percentage of dwellings with six or more bedrooms

Percentage of population who identify as indigenous

Percentage of population who identify as indigenous

Total number of languages (other than English) spoken

Methodology

References

Australian Bureau of Statistics (Year of publication) Title of TableBuilder product [URL] [type of TableBuilder], accessed DD Month YYYY.