2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania Significant Urban Areas

Launceston

Code 6004 (SUA) Search for a Community Profile
People 84,153
Male 48.2%
Female 51.8%
Median age 40
Families 21,386
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 38,088
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,086
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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

People — demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 40,568 48.2 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 43,582 51.8 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,689 3.2 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 84,153 people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

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Age Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 4,920 5.8 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 5,215 6.2 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 4,901 5.8 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 5,676 6.7 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 6,194 7.4 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 5,165 6.1 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 5,093 6.1 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 4,814 5.7 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 5,301 6.3 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,712 6.8 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 5,455 6.5 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,404 6.4 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 4,962 5.9 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 4,659 5.5 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,762 4.5 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,710 3.2 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,993 2.4 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,226 2.6 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 30,531 44.2 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,281 3.3 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 6,911 10.0 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,653 6.7 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 24,742 35.8 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 44.2% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 26,404 44.1 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 6,768 11.3 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 26,686 44.6 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 708 2.7 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 5,175 20.1 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,140 4.4 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 928 3.6 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 3,032 11.8 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 966 3.7 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,094 4.2 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,042 7.9 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 4,002 15.5 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 474 1.8 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 6,205 24.1 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.1% were in primary school, 19.8% in secondary school and 23.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 11,216 16.2 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 5,060 7.3 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,121 3.1 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 9,838 14.2 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 9,169 13.3 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 3,316 4.8 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 11,914 17.2 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 64 0.1 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 6 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 6,778 9.8 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 488 0.7 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 7,350 10.6 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 13.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Launceston % Tasmania % 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 Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 67,707 80.5 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 12,424 14.8 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 4,488 5.3 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3,192 3.8 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 57,955 68.9 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 68.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 20,538 52.0 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 13,888 35.2 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,053 5.2 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,004 7.6 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 39,483 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 52.0% were employed full time, 35.2% were employed part-time and 7.6% 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
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 4,905 13.4 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 4,067 11.1 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 4,916 13.5 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 7,569 20.8 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 12,972 35.6 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 13.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 575 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,416 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,086 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) was $575.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 47,959 69.4 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 18,448 26.7 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,897 11.4 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,957 20.2 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.2% 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
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 14,443 20.9 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 18,613 26.9 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 8,440 12.2 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,459 9.3 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% 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 Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,515 39.8 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 8,477 39.6 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,028 18.8 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 369 1.7 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 39.6% were couple families with children, 39.8% were couple families without children and 18.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 16.5 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.5 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

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

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 3,044 17.9 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 836 4.9 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,195 24.7 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,068 12.2 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,143 6.7 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,802 22.4 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 923 5.4 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 985 5.8 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families with children, 17.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 24.7% 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 Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 32,589 90.4 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,470 9.6 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 90.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 26,679 81.9 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,888 8.9 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,785 8.5 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 120 0.4 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 81.9% were separate houses, 8.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.5% were flat or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 90 0.3 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,703 5.2 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 7,120 21.9 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 15,842 48.6 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 7,079 21.7 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 742 2.3 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.9% had 2 bedrooms and 48.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 10,416 32.0 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 10,678 32.8 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 10,341 31.7 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 303 0.9 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 846 2.6 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 32.0% were owned outright, 32.8% were owned with a mortgage and 31.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 21,137 64.9 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 10,174 31.2 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,266 3.9 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 64.9% were family households, 31.2% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

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Household income Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.1 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 7.9 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 27.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.9% 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 Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.4 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.6 -- 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 Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.5 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.5 -- 5.1 -- 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 Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
None 2,763 8.5 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 12,030 36.9 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 11,071 34.0 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 5,578 17.1 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,131 3.5 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 36.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 5,963 18.3 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 25,766 79.1 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 853 2.6 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 79.1% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 1,303 48.5 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 1,386 51.5 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 48.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.5% were female. The median age was 22 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
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 952 -- 1,079 -- 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 Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $952.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Launceston (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 $1,300.

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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