2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales Local Government Areas

Walcha (A)

Code LGA17850 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,092
Male 50.2%
Female 49.8%
Median age 48
Families 823
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 1,593
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,054
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $148
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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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
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 1,551 50.2 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,540 49.8 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 184 5.9 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,092 people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.9% of the population.

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Age Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 48 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 174 5.6 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 182 5.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 177 5.7 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 159 5.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 135 4.4 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 141 4.6 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 139 4.5 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 133 4.3 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 181 5.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 190 6.1 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 228 7.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 225 7.3 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 234 7.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 245 7.9 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 225 7.3 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 154 5.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 80 2.6 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 96 3.1 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 1,430 55.9 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 71 2.8 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 184 7.2 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 217 8.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 654 25.6 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 55.9% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,217 56.5 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 190 8.8 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 747 34.7 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 52 5.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 143 15.9 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 80 8.9 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 4 0.4 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 123 13.6 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 22 2.4 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 20 2.2 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 45 5.0 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 45 5.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 5 0.6 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 363 40.2 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.4% were in primary school, 18.4% in secondary school and 10.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 283 11.1 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 191 7.5 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 63 2.5 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 368 14.4 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 287 11.2 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 94 3.7 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 422 16.5 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 330 12.9 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.4 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 431 16.9 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 11.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.5% 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % 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 Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,545 82.5 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 177 5.7 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 93 3.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 88 2.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,361 76.3 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 76.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 5.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 882 60.5 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 450 30.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 80 5.5 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 47 3.2 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 1,459 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.5% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 3.2% 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
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 152 10.8 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 118 8.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 181 12.9 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 161 11.4 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 721 51.2 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 577 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,329 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,054 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) was $577.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,675 65.6 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 622 24.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 275 10.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 836 32.7 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.3% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 32.7% 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
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 423 16.6 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 624 24.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 317 12.5 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 304 11.9 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 405 49.3 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 312 38.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 95 11.6 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 9 1.1 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 38.0% were couple families with children, 49.3% were couple families without children and 11.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 25.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 74.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 25.5% of single parents were male and 74.5% 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
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 176 24.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 32 4.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 182 25.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 81 11.3 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 42 5.9 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 132 18.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 29 4.1 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 41 5.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 24.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 25.5% 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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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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,190 82.2 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 257 17.8 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 82.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 1,124 94.5 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.3 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 26 2.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 17 1.4 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 94.5% were separate houses, 0.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.2% were flat or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 12 1.0 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 32 2.7 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 180 15.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 520 43.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 404 33.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 43 3.6 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 15.1% had 2 bedrooms and 43.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 590 49.6 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 244 20.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 289 24.3 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 20 1.7 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 46 3.9 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 49.6% were owned outright, 20.5% were owned with a mortgage and 24.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 812 67.9 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 359 30.0 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 24 2.0 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.9% were family households, 30.0% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

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Household income Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.7 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 9.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 27.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.0% 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 148 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.8 -- 12.9 -- 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.3 -- 7.4 -- 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 48 4.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 326 27.4 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 433 36.4 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 322 27.1 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 59 5.0 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 27.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 337 28.4 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 803 67.8 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 45 3.8 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 67.8% 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.
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 106 57.9 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 77 42.1 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 57.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 42.1% were female. The median age was 25 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
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 887 -- 1,214 -- 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 Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $887.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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