2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Northern Territory Statistical Area Level 4

Darwin

Code 701 (SA4) Search for a Community Profile
People 136,828
Male 52.5%
Female 47.5%
Median age 33
Families 32,561
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 55,297
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,183
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,200
Median weekly rent $420
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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Expand People category,
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People — demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 71,889 52.5 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 64,939 47.5 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 11,960 8.7 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 136,828 people in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4). Of these 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.7% of the population.

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Age Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median age 33 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 10,155 7.4 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 9,223 6.7 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 8,148 6.0 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 7,600 5.6 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 9,555 7.0 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 13,470 9.8 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 13,388 9.8 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 11,436 8.4 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 10,347 7.6 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 10,063 7.4 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 8,886 6.5 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 7,777 5.7 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 6,266 4.6 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 4,674 3.4 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,740 2.0 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,660 1.2 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 805 0.6 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 626 0.5 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Married 47,928 43.8 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 3,477 3.2 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 8,997 8.2 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,878 2.6 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 46,032 42.1 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4) aged 15 years and over, 43.8% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Registered marriage 37,847 42.9 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 15,093 17.1 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 35,337 40.0 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Preschool 2,009 4.2 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 7,961 16.8 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,471 3.1 2,632 3.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,737 3.7 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 4,901 10.3 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,193 2.5 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,819 3.8 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,067 4.4 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 6,309 13.3 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,171 2.5 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 16,864 35.5 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 34.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.5% were in primary school, 16.7% in secondary school and 17.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 22,269 20.4 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 9,149 8.4 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 4,539 4.2 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 16,461 15.1 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 15,568 14.2 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 6,146 5.6 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 9,207 8.4 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 71 0.1 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 37 0.0 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 5,634 5.2 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 559 0.5 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 17,094 15.6 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 14.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % 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 Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 85,832 62.7 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 42,539 31.1 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 8,034 5.9 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 7,247 5.3 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 61,819 45.2 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 45.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Worked full-time 51,904 69.4 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 14,809 19.8 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 4,641 6.2 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,466 4.6 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 74,820 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4). Of these 69.4% were employed full time, 19.8% were employed part-time and 4.6% 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
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 4,658 6.5 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 4,445 6.2 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 5,708 8.0 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 15,081 21.1 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 36,826 51.6 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 6.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Personal 1,052 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 2,386 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,183 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4) was $1,052.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 71,428 65.4 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 29,179 26.7 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,460 7.7 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 19,082 17.5 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 7.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.5% 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
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 24,659 22.6 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 29,042 26.6 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 10,331 9.5 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 7,406 6.8 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Expand Families category,
includes family composition employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,298 37.8 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 15,144 46.5 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,605 14.1 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 515 1.6 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 46.5% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 14.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male -- 22.6 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 77.4 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 22.6% of single parents were male and 77.4% 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
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 10,031 36.6 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 784 2.9 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,879 17.8 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 4,369 15.9 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 893 3.3 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 2,273 8.3 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 2,011 7.3 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 2,202 8.0 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), of couple families with children, 36.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 17.8% 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 43,051 88.6 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,532 11.4 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Separate house 27,239 63.3 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,645 10.8 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 10,059 23.4 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 852 2.0 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 63.3% were separate houses, 10.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 23.4% were flat or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 447 1.0 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,714 6.3 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 9,668 22.5 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 17,752 41.2 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 11,140 25.9 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,319 3.1 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), of occupied private dwellings 6.3% had 1 bedroom, 22.5% had 2 bedrooms and 41.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 7,193 16.7 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 15,110 35.1 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 19,096 44.4 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 226 0.5 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,420 3.3 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 16.7% were owned outright, 35.1% were owned with a mortgage and 44.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 31,515 73.2 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 8,957 20.8 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 2,574 6.0 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), of all households, 73.2% were family households, 20.8% were single person households and 6.0% were group households.

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Household income Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 10.3 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 30.6 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 10.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 30.6% 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 420 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.0 -- 9.1 -- 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.8 -- 5.5 -- 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 2,285 5.3 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 13,057 30.3 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 16,773 39.0 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 8,987 20.9 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,941 4.5 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 30.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 5,034 11.7 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 36,515 84.8 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,499 3.5 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 84.8% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 6,186 51.7 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 5,771 48.3 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), 51.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.3% were female. The median age was 24 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
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,864 -- 1,225 -- 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 Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,864.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 350 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,297 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Darwin (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,297.

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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