2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales Statistical Area Level 2

Cootamundra

Code 113031263 (SA2) Search for a Community Profile
People 7,570
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 49
Families 2,029
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 3,661
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $920
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,091
Median weekly rent $190
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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Expand People category,
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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
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 3,712 49.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,856 51.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 415 5.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 7,570 people in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.5% of the population.

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Age Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 49 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 373 4.9 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 475 6.3 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 452 6.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 370 4.9 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 324 4.3 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 293 3.9 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 352 4.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 343 4.5 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 424 5.6 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 417 5.5 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 497 6.6 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 578 7.6 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 575 7.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 604 8.0 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 493 6.5 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 464 6.1 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 251 3.3 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 294 3.9 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2) was 49 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 27.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 3,268 52.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 179 2.9 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 582 9.3 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 539 8.6 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,693 27.0 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2) aged 15 years and over, 52.2% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,843 52.8 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 484 9.0 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,053 38.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 124 6.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 435 21.7 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 171 8.5 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 9 0.4 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 253 12.6 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 110 5.5 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 19 0.9 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 122 6.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 100 5.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 23 1.1 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 635 31.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.6% were in primary school, 19.0% in secondary school and 11.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 574 9.2 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 477 7.6 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 183 2.9 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 990 15.8 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 667 10.7 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 235 3.8 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,184 18.9 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 9 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 883 14.1 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 16 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 837 13.4 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 10.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.6% 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 Cootamundra % 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 Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,446 85.5 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 Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 552 7.3 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 290 3.8 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 182 2.4 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,952 78.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 78.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,708 57.1 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 936 31.3 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 161 5.4 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 184 6.2 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 2,989 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 57.1% were employed full time, 31.3% were employed part-time and 6.2% 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
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 288 10.3 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 291 10.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 354 12.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 560 20.0 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,149 40.9 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 524 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,232 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 920 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2) was $524.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,186 66.8 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,438 22.9 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 867 13.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,713 27.3 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.9% provided care for children and 13.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.3% 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
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,114 17.8 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,511 24.1 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 824 13.1 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 741 11.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% 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 Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,037 51.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 664 32.8 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 300 14.8 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 25 1.2 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 32.8% were couple families with children, 51.2% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% 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
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 298 17.5 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 71 4.2 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 326 19.2 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 182 10.7 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 95 5.6 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 555 32.6 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 76 4.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 99 5.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), of couple families with children, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.2% 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 Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,021 87.2 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 442 12.8 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 87.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 2,807 92.9 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 117 3.9 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 67 2.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 19 0.6 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 92.9% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.2% were flat or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.4 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 64 2.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 542 17.9 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,428 47.2 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 896 29.6 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 84 2.8 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 17.9% had 2 bedrooms and 47.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 1,361 44.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 799 26.4 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 737 24.3 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 35 1.2 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 97 3.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 44.9% were owned outright, 26.4% were owned with a mortgage and 24.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,006 66.4 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 950 31.5 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 64 2.1 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), of all households, 66.4% were family households, 31.5% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

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Household income Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.9 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 29.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.5% 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 Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,091 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.9 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.1 -- 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 Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
None 220 7.3 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,161 38.4 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 987 32.6 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 512 16.9 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 145 4.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 38.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 817 27.0 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,112 69.8 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 97 3.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 69.8% 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.
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 220 52.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 201 47.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), 52.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.7% were female. The median age was 25 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
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,066 -- 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 Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,066.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Cootamundra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Cootamundra (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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