2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria Local Government Areas

Towong (S)

Code LGA26670 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 5,985
Male 51.4%
Female 48.6%
Median age 50
Families 1,591
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 3,091
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,043
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $150
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
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Male 3,077 51.4 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,907 48.6 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 87 1.5 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,985 people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.4% were male and 48.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 50 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 279 4.7 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 334 5.6 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 350 5.9 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 328 5.5 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 213 3.6 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 218 3.6 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 239 4.0 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 255 4.3 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 312 5.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 392 6.6 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 488 8.2 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 526 8.8 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 511 8.5 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 506 8.5 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 404 6.8 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 252 4.2 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 178 3.0 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 197 3.3 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Married 2,778 55.3 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 137 2.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 479 9.5 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 372 7.4 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,258 25.0 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 55.3% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,328 54.7 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 422 9.9 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,506 35.4 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 66 4.2 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 278 17.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 92 5.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 35 2.2 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 328 20.7 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 38 2.4 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 35 2.2 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 74 4.7 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 73 4.6 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 39 2.5 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 523 33.1 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.6% were in primary school, 25.2% in secondary school and 9.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 562 11.2 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 450 9.0 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 176 3.5 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 925 18.4 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 472 9.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 416 8.3 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 629 12.5 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 13 0.3 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 595 11.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 7 0.1 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 639 12.7 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.0% 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 Towong (S) % 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 Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,952 82.7 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 602 10.1 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 298 5.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 211 3.5 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,361 72.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 72.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,551 55.5 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 899 32.2 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 216 7.7 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 129 4.6 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,795 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 32.2% 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
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 319 11.9 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 260 9.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 316 11.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 337 12.6 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,216 45.5 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 535 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,340 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,043 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) was $535.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,597 71.6 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,202 23.9 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 704 14.0 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,815 36.1 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.9% provided care for children and 14.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 36.1% 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
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 892 17.8 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,345 26.8 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 722 14.4 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 637 12.7 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 867 54.5 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 547 34.4 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 161 10.1 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 16 1.0 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.4% were couple families with children, 54.5% were couple families without children and 10.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 31.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 68.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 31.1% of single parents were male and 68.9% 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
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 288 20.4 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 72 5.1 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 298 21.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 144 10.2 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 85 6.0 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 325 23.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 103 7.3 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 99 7.0 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 20.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,335 79.9 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 587 20.1 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 79.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 2,259 96.7 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 24 1.0 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 12 0.5 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 25 1.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.7% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.5% were flat or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.3 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 72 3.1 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 339 14.5 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,148 49.2 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 701 30.0 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 66 2.8 50,691 2.4 198,351 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 Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 14.5% had 2 bedrooms and 49.2% 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
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 1,071 45.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 704 30.2 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 444 19.0 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 29 1.2 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 84 3.6 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 45.9% were owned outright, 30.2% were owned with a mortgage and 19.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,574 67.5 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 705 30.2 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 53 2.3 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.5% were family households, 30.2% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

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Household income Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.9 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.9% 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.6 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.4 -- 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 66 2.8 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 655 28.2 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 859 37.0 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 629 27.1 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 115 4.9 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 28.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 518 22.3 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,726 74.2 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 81 3.5 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 74.2% 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.
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Male 46 49.5 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 47 50.5 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 38 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 49.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.5% were female. The median age was 38 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
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 725 -- 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 Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $725.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 178 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 852 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $178 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $852.

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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