2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria Statistical Area Level 2

Highton

Code 203021042 (SA2) Search for a Community Profile
People 22,098
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 38
Families 5,727
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 8,423
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,676
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,751
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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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
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Male 10,831 49.0 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 11,268 51.0 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 97 0.4 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 22,098 people in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

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Age Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,308 5.9 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,423 6.4 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,438 6.5 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,784 8.1 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,897 8.6 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,167 5.3 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,167 5.3 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,277 5.8 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,476 6.7 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,465 6.6 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,441 6.5 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,416 6.4 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,239 5.6 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,121 5.1 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 880 4.0 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 711 3.2 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 446 2.0 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 445 2.0 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Married 9,714 54.1 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 389 2.2 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,116 6.2 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 776 4.3 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 5,945 33.1 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2) aged 15 years and over, 54.1% were married and 8.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 8,736 55.6 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,179 7.5 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 5,787 36.9 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 401 5.3 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,192 15.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 409 5.4 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 297 3.9 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 557 7.3 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 525 6.9 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 523 6.9 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 277 3.6 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 2,274 29.8 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 137 1.8 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,028 13.5 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 34.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.0% were in primary school, 21.0% in secondary school and 33.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,202 29.0 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,962 11.0 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 612 3.4 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,002 11.2 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,061 17.1 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,127 6.3 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,114 6.2 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,044 5.8 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 31 0.2 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,322 7.4 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 17.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.0% 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 Highton % Victoria % 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 Highton (Statistical Area Level 2) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 17,157 77.7 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,161 23.4 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,540 7.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,072 4.9 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 13,304 60.2 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 60.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Highton % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Highton % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Highton % Victoria % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Highton % Victoria % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 5,756 51.1 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 4,263 37.9 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 590 5.2 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 651 5.8 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 11,260 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 51.1% were employed full time, 37.9% were employed part-time and 5.8% 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
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 1,804 17.0 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,282 12.1 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,181 11.1 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,566 14.8 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 4,189 39.5 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 17.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 656 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 2,043 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,676 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2) was $656.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 13,652 76.1 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,580 31.1 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,176 12.1 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,778 26.6 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.1% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.6% 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
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 4,585 25.6 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 4,980 27.8 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,380 13.3 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,704 9.5 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% 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 Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,200 38.4 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,864 50.0 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 602 10.5 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 59 1.0 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 50.0% were couple families with children, 38.4% were couple families without children and 10.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 20.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 20.0% of single parents were male and 80.0% 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
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 937 18.5 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 239 4.7 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,403 27.7 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 671 13.2 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 305 6.0 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 997 19.7 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 264 5.2 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 251 5.0 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), of couple families with children, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 27.7% 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 Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,513 92.1 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 642 7.9 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 92.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 6,646 88.5 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 824 11.0 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 22 0.3 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 88.5% were separate houses, 11.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.3% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.1 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 232 3.1 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 869 11.6 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 3,077 40.9 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 3,222 42.9 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 110 1.5 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 11.6% had 2 bedrooms and 40.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 2,922 38.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,883 38.3 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,554 20.7 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 23 0.3 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 136 1.8 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 38.9% were owned outright, 38.3% were owned with a mortgage and 20.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,660 75.3 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,578 21.0 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 282 3.8 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), of all households, 75.3% were family households, 21.0% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

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Household income Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.1 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 19.9 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 16.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 19.9% 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 Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 310 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.6 -- 10.4 -- 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 Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,751 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.4 -- 7.5 -- 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 Highton % Victoria % Australia %
None 232 3.1 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,146 28.5 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 3,425 45.6 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,540 20.5 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 176 2.3 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 28.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 732 9.7 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 6,648 88.4 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 137 1.8 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 88.4% 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.
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Male 57 58.2 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 41 41.8 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), 58.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 41.8% were female. The median age was 21 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
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,562 -- 1,200 -- 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 Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,562.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Highton % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 340 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,450 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Highton (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,450.

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

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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