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Average pets per household Australia 2016 by species

This statistic shows the average number of pets owned in households in Australia as of April 2016, by species. According to the survey results, the average number of dogs among survey participants from Australia amounted to about 1.3 dogs per household in Australia.

Average number of pets in households in Australia as of April 2016, by species

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Release date

November 2016



Survey time period

April 22 to April 29, 2016

Number of respondents

2,022 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Includes rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and mice/rats.
**Includes snakes, turtles/tortoises, lizards and frogs/salamanders.

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Thinking now about pets. Which of these pets, if any, do you have in your household?"

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