2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland Statistical Area Level 3

Gladstone

Code 30805 (SA3) Search for a Community Profile
People 61,640
Male 51.3%
Female 48.7%
Median age 35
Families 16,125
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 28,989
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,586
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $250
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
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Male 31,647 51.3 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 29,989 48.7 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,503 4.1 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 61,640 people in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

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Age Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 4,606 7.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 4,860 7.9 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 4,477 7.3 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 3,803 6.2 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 3,638 5.9 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 4,155 6.7 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 4,401 7.1 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 4,187 6.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 4,660 7.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 4,689 7.6 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 4,524 7.3 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 4,109 6.7 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,162 5.1 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 2,482 4.0 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,669 2.7 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,083 1.8 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 636 1.0 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 509 0.8 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Married 23,923 50.2 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,881 3.9 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 4,195 8.8 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,755 3.7 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 15,943 33.4 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 50.2% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 20,239 49.8 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 6,054 14.9 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 14,330 35.3 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 766 4.1 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,617 24.7 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,041 5.6 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 407 2.2 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 3,459 18.5 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 496 2.7 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 291 1.6 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 913 4.9 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,289 6.9 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 441 2.4 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 4,946 26.5 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.5% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,333 11.2 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3,147 6.6 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,597 3.3 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 10,481 22.0 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 6,901 14.5 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,469 5.2 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 7,597 15.9 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 46 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 6 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 3,670 7.7 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 100 0.2 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 5,249 11.0 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 14.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 25.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.6% 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 Gladstone % Queensland % 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 Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 47,753 77.5 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,663 17.3 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 3,329 5.4 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 2,603 4.2 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 39,975 64.9 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 64.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 17,743 58.3 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 7,776 25.5 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,564 5.1 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,368 11.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 30,451 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 58.3% were employed full time, 25.5% were employed part-time and 11.1% 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
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 2,854 10.5 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 2,254 8.3 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,665 9.8 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 4,038 14.9 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 13,701 50.6 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 678 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,918 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,586 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3) was $678.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 34,406 72.1 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,099 31.7 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,349 9.1 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,697 20.3 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.7% provided care for children and 9.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% 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
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 9,602 20.1 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 12,989 27.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 5,962 12.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 5,854 12.3 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.3% 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,351 39.4 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 7,340 45.5 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,250 14.0 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 180 1.1 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 45.5% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 14.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 22.9 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 77.1 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 22.9% of single parents were male and 77.1% 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
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 2,764 20.2 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 374 2.7 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,781 20.3 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,771 20.2 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 741 5.4 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 2,286 16.7 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 776 5.7 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,200 8.8 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families with children, 20.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 20.3% 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,369 80.8 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,087 19.2 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 80.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 18,624 87.2 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 992 4.6 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,334 6.2 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 350 1.6 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 87.2% were separate houses, 4.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flat or apartments and 1.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 126 0.6 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 681 3.2 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,481 11.6 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 8,464 39.6 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 9,185 43.0 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 433 2.0 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 11.6% had 2 bedrooms and 39.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 5,180 24.2 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 8,137 38.1 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 7,497 35.1 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 103 0.5 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 461 2.2 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 24.2% were owned outright, 38.1% were owned with a mortgage and 35.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 15,882 74.3 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 4,836 22.6 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 662 3.1 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 74.3% were family households, 22.6% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.8 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 18.5 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 19.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 18.5% 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.7 -- 12.8 -- 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.9 -- 6.4 -- 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
None 845 4.0 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 6,498 30.4 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 8,834 41.3 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 4,548 21.3 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 643 3.0 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,936 13.7 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 17,956 84.0 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 483 2.3 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 84.0% 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.
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Male 1,239 49.6 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,261 50.4 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), 49.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.4% were female. The median age was 20 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
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,331 -- 1,222 -- 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 Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,331.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 240 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Gladstone (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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