Analysing Australian Dating Using Government Census

A new article has analysed statistics from the Australian census to shed light on why heterosexual singles in the country may be struggling to find love. Simon Kuestenmacher, an expert on demographics, wrote a column for InDaily looking at these trends.

The analysis uncovered that among citizens under 28 years of age, there are more men than women. However, the opposite is true among those over the age of 28, meaning “standards should be lowered accordingly”, Kuestenmacher writes.

Taking relationship status into account, up until the age of 35 there are more single men than single women. But this flips after the age of 36.

There is a significant number of 27 year old single men in the country, so targeting them gives women “the highest statistical likelihood of finding a partner”, says Kuestenmacher.

Another factor worth considering is education level. The article shares that women are still more likely to search for partners with a higher education level and income than themselves. But is this a difficult situation for women in Australia?

For a 30 year old woman in Australia with at least a BA degree, the odds of finding a man around the same age with a similar education level are “terrible”, InDaily shares. There are 40 to 45 percent more female university graduates in their 20s and 30s, as compared to men.

Conversely, the dating pool of women in their 20s and 30s without university degrees is 20% smaller than the male group, analysis found.