2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria Local Government Areas

Melton (C)

Code LGA24650 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 135,443
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 33
Families 35,323
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 1.1
All private dwellings 46,691
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,542
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,704
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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People — demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Male 66,890 49.4 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 68,549 50.6 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,286 0.9 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 135,443 people in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

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Age Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 33 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 11,473 8.5 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 11,823 8.7 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 10,049 7.4 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 8,883 6.6 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 8,616 6.4 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 9,678 7.1 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 11,275 8.3 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 11,691 8.6 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 11,164 8.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 9,299 6.9 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 7,591 5.6 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 6,530 4.8 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,960 4.4 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 4,762 3.5 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,912 2.1 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,764 1.3 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,088 0.8 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 887 0.7 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Married 52,788 51.7 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 3,853 3.8 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 7,657 7.5 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,363 3.3 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 34,451 33.7 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.7% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 47,842 51.5 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 8,629 9.3 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 36,483 39.2 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 2,690 5.9 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 9,578 21.1 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,262 7.2 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,646 3.6 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 6,055 13.3 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 2,289 5.0 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,413 3.1 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,078 4.6 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 4,788 10.5 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,529 3.4 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 10,142 22.3 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.8% were in primary school, 21.4% in secondary school and 15.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 16,325 16.0 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 9,319 9.1 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,458 3.4 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 14,315 14.0 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 18,440 18.1 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 7,148 7.0 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 9,624 9.4 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 98 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 5 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 9,182 9.0 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 1,004 1.0 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 10,475 10.3 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 18.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.1% 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 Melton (C) % Victoria % 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 Melton (C) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 86,029 63.5 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 63,735 47.1 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 8,938 6.6 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 6,225 4.6 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 46,862 34.6 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 47.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 38,566 59.4 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 18,201 28.0 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,263 5.0 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 4,943 7.6 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 64,973 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.4% were employed full time, 28.0% 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
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 6,258 10.4 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 5,440 9.1 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 6,504 10.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 13,444 22.4 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 25,121 41.9 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 658 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,683 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,542 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas) was $658.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 66,231 64.9 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 34,426 33.7 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 11,827 11.6 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 12,731 12.5 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.7% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.5% 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
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 22,076 21.6 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 24,045 23.6 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 10,345 10.1 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 9,763 9.6 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% 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 Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,361 26.5 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 19,366 54.8 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 6,132 17.4 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 464 1.3 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 54.8% were couple families with children, 26.5% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 16.2 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.8 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% 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
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 6,631 23.1 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 903 3.1 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 6,442 22.4 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 5,733 20.0 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,604 5.6 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,377 15.2 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,729 6.0 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,312 4.6 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 23.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 22.4% 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 Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 41,700 93.9 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,710 6.1 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 36,502 87.5 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,646 11.1 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 343 0.8 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 124 0.3 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.5% were separate houses, 11.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flat or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 80 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 389 0.9 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,572 6.2 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 18,808 45.1 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 18,865 45.2 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 989 2.4 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 6.2% had 2 bedrooms and 45.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 9,399 22.5 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 21,877 52.5 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 8,942 21.4 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 282 0.7 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,196 2.9 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.5% were owned outright, 52.5% were owned with a mortgage and 21.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 34,045 81.6 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 6,714 16.1 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 949 2.3 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 81.6% were family households, 16.1% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

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Household income Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.1 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 12.8 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 15.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 12.8% 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 Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.8 -- 10.4 -- 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 Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,704 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.6 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.4 -- 7.5 -- 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 Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,330 3.2 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 11,432 27.4 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 18,370 44.0 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 9,154 21.9 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,422 3.4 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 4,511 10.8 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 36,043 86.4 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,153 2.8 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.4% 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.
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Male 630 48.8 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 661 51.2 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), 48.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.2% 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
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,307 -- 1,200 -- 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 Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,307.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Melton (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 282 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Melton (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $282 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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