Welcome to Australia Street: Population trends and demographic snapshot of Australia [INFOGRAPHIC]
Ever wondered what Australia would look like if it was a street of 100 households? McCrindle Research have reviewed the statistics and put together an infographic on Australia Street, outlining Australia’s population trends. Scroll further to view the infographic.
Australia Street is a diverse place to live, a mix of cultures, generations, life-stages and professions. There are 260 people living on Australia Street, an average of 2.6 people per household, and it’s been growing by 4 people per year.
The reign of the nuclear family being the most common family type is coming to an end, and within a few years the current second largest household type, the couple household (30%) will be more numerous. There will also be an increase in single households which will become the fastest growing household in Australia. We’re not sure if this will lead to a future increase of cat ownership, but currently on Australia Street, there are a total of 45 dogs, 27 cats and 252 fish!
On Australia Street it’s certainly not getting easier to empty the nest. Children are staying home longer, with many leaving home only to return again. We are also seeing an emergence of the multi-generational household, as sometimes older parents are moving in, and in other cases children with their own children in tow are returning home.
Let’s think big picture for a moment. If Australia Street was an average street length of say 200 metres, in population comparison, India Street would be 11km in length and China Street would be a whopping 12kms long. Whilst Australia Street is growing at 3 metres per year, India Street is growing by 180m per year!
So what about when the residents of Australia Street aren’t working? The most common recreational pursuit is to either spend time outside or go to the cinema, which is what you can do once you’ve checked out our snapshot of your street: Australia Street… welcome home!
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