2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales Significant Urban Areas

Kempsey

Code 1016 (SUA) Search for a Community Profile
People 14,754
Male 49.5%
Female 50.5%
Median age 42
Families 3,529
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 5,873
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $889
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,235
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 7,310 49.5 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,443 50.5 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,458 16.7 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 14,754 people in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 16.7% of the population.

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Age Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 921 6.2 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,016 6.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 955 6.5 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 925 6.3 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 833 5.6 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 864 5.8 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 779 5.3 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 751 5.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 806 5.5 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 878 5.9 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 911 6.2 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,034 7.0 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 982 6.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 968 6.6 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 744 5.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 543 3.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 385 2.6 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 480 3.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 4,661 39.3 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 562 4.7 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,181 9.9 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,000 8.4 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,471 37.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 39.3% were married and 14.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,882 40.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 966 10.1 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,687 49.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 292 5.7 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 860 16.7 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 242 4.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 146 2.8 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 550 10.7 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 247 4.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 107 2.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 247 4.8 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 191 3.7 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 61 1.2 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,202 42.8 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 34.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.3% were in primary school, 17.5% in secondary school and 8.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 778 6.6 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 624 5.3 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 379 3.2 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,828 15.4 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,110 9.4 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 430 3.6 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,033 17.1 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 27 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,754 14.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 41 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,508 21.1 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 9.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 12,391 84.2 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,001 6.8 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 561 3.8 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 348 2.4 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 10,744 72.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 72.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,322 46.9 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,816 36.7 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 328 6.6 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 480 9.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 4,946 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 46.9% were employed full time, 36.7% were employed part-time and 9.7% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 578 12.9 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 553 12.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 685 15.3 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 964 21.6 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,352 30.3 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 30.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 472 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,097 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 889 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas) was $472.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,885 58.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,768 23.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,619 13.6 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,962 16.5 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.3% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,704 14.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,456 20.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,418 11.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,305 11.0 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 20.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Expand Families category,
includes family composition employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,335 37.8 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,130 32.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,006 28.5 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 60 1.7 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 32.0% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 28.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 337 13.7 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 113 4.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 457 18.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 271 11.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 195 7.9 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 819 33.2 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 144 5.8 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 130 5.3 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families with children, 13.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 18.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,009 92.9 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 383 7.1 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 4,520 90.2 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 182 3.6 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 210 4.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 53 1.1 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 90.2% were separate houses, 3.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flat or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 31 0.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 208 4.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 876 17.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,444 48.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,278 25.5 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 177 3.5 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 17.5% had 2 bedrooms and 48.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 1,827 36.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,429 28.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,541 30.7 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 17 0.3 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 201 4.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 36.4% were owned outright, 28.5% were owned with a mortgage and 30.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,420 68.1 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,444 28.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 155 3.1 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 68.1% were family households, 28.8% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 31.7 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 4.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 31.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 4.0% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.0 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.0 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor-only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,235 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.9 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
None 436 8.7 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,755 35.0 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,668 33.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 852 17.0 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 304 6.1 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 35.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,443 28.8 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,366 67.1 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 204 4.1 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 67.1% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 1,239 50.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 1,214 49.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), 50.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.5% were female. The median age was 23 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 831 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $831.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,268 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Kempsey (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,268.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census