2011 Census Results
This week the results for the 2011 Census were released. I’ve been looking forward to seeing them, as most family historians would have been. We are used to trawling through very old census documents, for the slightest hint of information about our forebear.Thankfully the historians of the future will have an easier time of it, due to the variety of questions asked.
In my city of Bendigo, the census shows that the average person is female, in her late 30s, married with at least one child. She was born in Australia and would be earning about $520 per week with a mortgage.
The population of Bendigo increased by more than 7000 since the last census. There are more women than men living in this city. The average age here is 38.
Each household has an average of just less than two cars. These are just a few of the statistics that will be available to anyone interested in their family history in the future.There is information on household income and expenses, religion, schools attended and much more.
This will provide a great resource in the future to build a picture of our ancestors