1981 to now – 40 years of change

Image this.

It’s 1981.

The primary Walkman has simply been launched, the area shuttle has not but made its first flight, the primary London Marathon is scheduled, and, importantly, the 1981 Australian Census is ready to happen.

So much has modified within the final 40 years.


We’ve moved from Walkmans to wearable expertise, and we’ve launched five space shuttles throughout 135 missions.

Extra not too long ago, civilians have been flown into area as a part of business area journey.

To deliver 4 a long time of change house to Australia, let’s take a look at the latest ABS Census information to see how we’ve modified and grown.

Inhabitants progress

In 1981, simply because the Millennials (who are now Australia’s largest generation) started being born, Australia’s inhabitants was simply 14.5 million individuals.

In keeping with the current Census, Australia is 1.7 instances bigger at 25.4 million individuals on tenth August 2021 – the Census night time.

Australia is a culturally various nation with 27.7{a6de85f58c9a82624de48bf61d1906f4209836778caf6af8a3ce4dc46a00cee9} of Australians born abroad.

Inside Australia, there have been rising migrant communities.

From 2016 to 2021, the Census information reveals the most important rising neighborhood is from India (217,963), adopted by Nepal (67,752), Philippines (61,506), China (40,063), and Vietnam (38,642).


A fivefold enhance within the inhabitants of Indigenous Australians

Again in 1981, Australia’s Indigenous inhabitants was recorded at slightly below 160,000.

At present, it’s elevated to 812,000.

Whereas a lot of this progress is from pure enhance, it additionally reveals that extra Indigenous Australians have been comfortable to recognise and report their heritage during the last 4 a long time.


Australians born abroad

Within the 1981 Census, simply three million Australians stated they have been born abroad.

At present, with the assistance of globalisation, that quantity has elevated to seven million Australians having been born abroad.