2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia Significant Urban Areas

Murray Bridge

Code 4003 (SUA) Search for a Community Profile
People 17,559
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Median age 40
Families 4,542
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 8,000
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $934
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,170
Median weekly rent $220
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
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Male 8,705 49.6 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 8,854 50.4 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 880 5.0 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 17,559 people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.0% of the population.

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Age Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,028 5.9 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,047 6.0 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 959 5.5 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,076 6.1 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,256 7.2 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,289 7.3 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,093 6.2 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 937 5.3 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 988 5.6 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,176 6.7 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,075 6.1 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,082 6.2 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 990 5.6 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,029 5.9 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 883 5.0 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 667 3.8 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 502 2.9 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 478 2.7 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Married 6,441 44.3 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 620 4.3 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,419 9.8 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,032 7.1 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 5,014 34.5 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 44.3% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 5,565 43.8 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,421 11.2 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 5,732 45.1 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 194 4.0 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 781 16.0 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 414 8.5 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 228 4.7 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 666 13.7 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 68 1.4 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 182 3.7 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 313 6.4 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 289 5.9 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 104 2.1 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,640 33.6 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.3% were in primary school, 18.8% in secondary school and 12.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 988 6.8 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 822 5.7 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 425 2.9 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,154 14.8 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,034 14.0 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,646 11.3 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,996 13.7 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 19 0.1 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,025 13.9 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 94 0.6 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,925 13.3 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 14.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.7% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % 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 Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 13,528 77.3 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,334 19.0 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 761 4.3 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 589 3.4 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 11,330 64.5 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 64.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 4,052 53.3 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,415 31.8 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 399 5.3 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 731 9.6 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 7,597 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 53.3% were employed full time, 31.8% were employed part-time and 9.6% 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
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 861 12.5 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 651 9.5 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 905 13.2 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,495 21.8 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,561 37.3 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 516 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,182 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 934 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) was $516.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,614 66.2 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,503 24.1 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,726 11.9 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,048 21.0 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.1% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% 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
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,822 19.4 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,613 24.9 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,716 11.8 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,456 10.0 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,984 43.6 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,592 35.0 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 903 19.9 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 67 1.5 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 35.0% were couple families with children, 43.6% were couple families without children and 19.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 17.8 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.2 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% 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
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 654 18.3 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 155 4.3 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 668 18.7 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 415 11.6 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 240 6.7 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,066 29.8 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 171 4.8 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 204 5.7 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families with children, 18.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 18.7% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,769 88.8 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 852 11.2 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 88.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 5,802 85.7 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 826 12.2 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 44 0.7 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 45 0.7 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 85.7% were separate houses, 12.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.7% were flat or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.3 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 192 2.8 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,057 15.6 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 3,744 55.3 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,558 23.0 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 200 3.0 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 15.6% had 2 bedrooms and 55.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,982 29.3 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,913 28.3 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,492 36.8 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 158 2.3 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 226 3.3 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 29.3% were owned outright, 28.3% were owned with a mortgage and 36.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 4,467 66.1 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,057 30.4 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 239 3.5 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 66.1% were family households, 30.4% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

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Household income Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 30.3 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 4.5 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 30.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 4.5% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.0 -- 10.2 -- 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,170 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.5 -- 6.6 -- 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
None 533 7.9 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,505 37.0 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,209 32.6 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,240 18.3 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 286 4.2 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 37.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,686 24.9 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,874 72.0 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 212 3.1 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 72.0% 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.
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Male 470 53.3 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 411 46.7 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 53.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 46.7% 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
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 932 -- 1,014 -- 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 Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $932.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,192 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Murray Bridge (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 $1,192.

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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