Women are more likely to find love in the suburbs, while men have more choice in the city center.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics this week unveiled the areas that have the highest percentage of men and women, with some surprising results.
Suburbs and regional areas offered more opportunities for single heterosexual women, at least if they were willing to get in the car, see a man in uniform, or consider someone from a different culture.
Ladies who liked bad boys were also spoiled for choice, while men who preferred young women could increase their chances if they didn't mind the cold weather.
Women are more likely to find love in the suburbs, while men have more choice in the city center – whether they are straight or gay
Where it rains men
Howard Springs, Northern Territory, 306: 100
East Pilbara: Western Australia, 292: 100
Wacol, Queensland, 241: 100
Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory, 229: 100
Rockbank / Mount Cottrell, Victoria, 158: 100
Auburn, New South Wales, 141.4 to 100
Junee, NSW, 137: 100
Darlinghurst / Surry Hills *, NSW: 132: 100
* More chance to be gay
Source: Gender ratio of the Australian Bureau of Statistics between men and women
Auburn, half an hour's drive west of central Sydney, has 141 men for every 100 women.
Almost half or 43 percent of the inhabitants of this multicultural suburb are also Muslims.
On the other side of the city, the eastern suburbs of Sydney have a considerably higher than average proportion of same-sex attracted residents, with men greatly exceeding the number of women.
Surry Hills and neighboring Darlinghurst both have 132 men for each woman, in an area known for its gay night clubs.
The intriguing nearby rich Woollahra, a short walk through Oxford Street, offers more choices for straight men.
The home of celebrities and chief executives has only 82 men for every 100 women.
Straight men who prefer the suburbs can try Castle Hill, in the northwest of the city, where there are only 85 men for every 100 women.
Auburn, half an hour's drive west of central Sydney, has 141 men for every 100 women. Almost half or 43 percent of the inhabitants of this multicultural suburb are also Muslims
Where to find women
Woollahra, NSW, 82: 100
Deakin, ACT, 82: 100
Castle Hill, NSW, 85: 100
Mosman Park / Peppermint Grove, WA, 85: 100
Acton, ACT, 86: 100
Newstead, Tasmania, 87: 100
Devonport, Tasmania, 88: 100
Carlton, Victoria, 88: 100
South Yarra, Victoria, 88: 100
Mornington, Victoria, 88: 100
Source: ABS gender ratio of women to men
Inner city areas are certainly a sanctuary for men.
Carlton and South Yarra have 88 men for every 100 women.
Men who prefer the suburbs can go to Balwyn, a 20-minute drive away, where there is a similar sex ratio.
The Mornington Peninsula area, 70 km from the city, offers a comparable level for men.
Women seeking love must drive to the western outskirts of Melbourne.
Rockbank and the neighboring Mount Cottrell, 30 km west of the city, have 158 men for every 100 women.
Rest of Australia
Women who really want more young men to choose from can go to tropical-based areas.
Single men after a young girlfriend can move to areas where there are more white-collar workers and university students.
Inner city areas are certainly a sanctuary for men. Carlton and South Yarra (Prahan Market, photo) have 88 men for every 100 women
Ladies who don't mind the heat can certainly try Darwin, the only capital in Australia where men exceed the number of women.
The Howard Springs area has 306 men for every 100 women, due to the proximity of army barracks.
Women who prefer a man in uniform closer to the city center have a choice in Larrakeyah, home of a naval base, where they are 124 men for every 100 women.
Canberra is also home to an extreme gender balance for similar reasons.
Duntroon, home of the Royal Military College, has 229 men for each woman and had an average age of just 22.
Within a short drive, the gender ratio is reversed at Acton, a youthful suburb with an average age of only 21 years with only 86 men for every 100 women.
It is also the home of the Australian National University.
Ladies who don't mind the heat can certainly try Darwin, the only capital in Australia where men surpass the number of women (pictured are Australian army troops in Darwin marching on Anzac Day)
The nearby Deakin, a short walk from the parliament building, has an even more severe drought for men, with only 82 men for every 100 women.
Mining areas in the remote East Pilbara region of Western Australia also have a serious gender balance, with 292 men for every 100 women.
Prison areas also have considerably more men than women with Wacol, in southwest Brisbane, with 241 men for every 100 women.
Conversely, richer areas near the city offer more choice for men, with the chic Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove in western Perth with 85 men for every 100 women.
A small handful of regional areas also have more women than men, including Albany, south of Perth, with 87 men for every 100 women.
In Tasmania, Launceston is dominated by women with 87 men for every 100 women in downtown Newstead.
The ratio is 88 men for every 100 women in nearby Norwood.
Devonport, in the north of the state, has a similar ratio.
Acton, a youthful suburb with an average age of just 21 years with only 86 men for every 100 women. It is also the home of the Australian National University
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