There’s a new show on the telly here at the moment called Dumb, Drunk and Racist. It’s a docco-style show where the host takes a group of four Indians around the country, with a view to either confirming or refuting the oft-held belief in India that Australians are all dumb, drunk and racist.
Episode 1 was on last night and it was definitely interesting. For the Aussies who missed it, there’s a replay at 10:30 tonight on ABC2.
This is how we look when we’re not being dumb, drunk and racist.
Data from our 2011 census was released today. I was in Sweden on census night, so just add 1 to all the relevant bits below if you like.
Population: 21,507,717. (Male 10,634,013. Female 10,873,704)
Median age: 37
Average children per family: 1.9
All private dwellings: 9.11m.
Average people per household: 2.6
Median weekly household income: $1234
Median monthly mortgage repayment: $1800.
Median weekly rent: $285
Average motor vehicles per dwelling: 1.7
Registered marriages: 7,647,042 or 49.2%
Same-sex couples: 33,714
Heterosexual couples: 4.6 million
De facto marriages: 1,476,369 or 9.5%
Not married: 6,413,399 or 41.3%
Top five countries of birth: Australia, England, New Zealand, China, India.
With regard to my own neck of the woods, here’s the population breakdown here in Tasmania. We have this many blue and pink people. Less than I thought, actually.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our dumb, drunk and racist country, there’s more info available here.