2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria Local Government Areas

West Wimmera (S)

Code LGA26890 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,903
Male 50.3%
Female 49.7%
Median age 48
Families 1,028
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 2,224
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $987
Median monthly mortgage repayments $657
Median weekly rent $80
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3

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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
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Male 1,966 50.3 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,941 49.7 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 34 0.9 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,903 people in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

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Age West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 48 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 209 5.4 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 230 5.9 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 232 5.9 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 211 5.4 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 149 3.8 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 173 4.4 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 181 4.6 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 155 4.0 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 201 5.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 270 6.9 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 327 8.4 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 314 8.1 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 286 7.3 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 301 7.7 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 218 5.6 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 187 4.8 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 124 3.2 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 132 3.4 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in West Wimmera (S) (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 24.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,741 54.0 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 107 3.3 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 250 7.8 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 277 8.6 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 849 26.3 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.0% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,496 53.3 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 275 9.8 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,038 37.0 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 52 5.4 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 225 23.2 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 56 5.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 7 0.7 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 257 26.5 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 12 1.2 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 30 3.1 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 61 6.3 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 18 1.9 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 253 26.1 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.0% were in primary school, 27.6% 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
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 335 10.4 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 262 8.1 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 105 3.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 440 13.6 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 368 11.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 364 11.3 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 463 14.3 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 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 458 14.2 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9 0.3 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 352 10.9 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.1% 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 West Wimmera (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 West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,400 87.5 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 287 7.4 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 127 3.3 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 121 3.1 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,118 79.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 79.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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Religious affiliation, top responses West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,134 58.7 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 596 30.8 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 130 6.7 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 72 3.7 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,932 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.7% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 3.7% 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
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 210 11.3 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 163 8.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 223 12.0 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 190 10.2 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 950 51.0 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 555 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,302 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 987 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) was $555.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,352 72.8 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 805 24.9 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 400 12.4 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,453 44.9 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.9% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 44.9% 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
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 685 21.2 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 815 25.2 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 448 13.9 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 407 12.6 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 522 50.7 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 390 37.9 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 103 10.0 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 14 1.4 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.9% were couple families with children, 50.7% were couple families without children and 10.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 22.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.0% of single parents were male and 78.0% 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
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 196 21.7 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 37 4.1 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 251 27.8 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 88 9.8 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 46 5.1 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 160 17.7 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 57 6.3 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 67 7.4 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 27.8% 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,579 73.3 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 574 26.7 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 73.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 26.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 1,524 96.5 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 23 1.5 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 15 0.9 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 13 0.8 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.5% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flat or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 51 3.2 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 244 15.4 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 826 52.3 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 416 26.3 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 2.5 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 15.4% had 2 bedrooms and 52.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 842 53.1 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 378 23.8 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 295 18.6 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 16 1.0 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 54 3.4 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 53.1% were owned outright, 23.8% were owned with a mortgage and 18.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,024 64.5 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 536 33.8 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 28 1.8 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 64.5% were family households, 33.8% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

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Household income West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.9 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 7.1 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.1% 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 80 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.8 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.2 -- 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 657 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.2 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.8 -- 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 56 3.5 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 428 27.0 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 546 34.4 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 488 30.7 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 69 4.3 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 30.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 410 25.9 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,130 71.4 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 43 2.7 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 71.4% 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.
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Male 20 54.1 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 17 45.9 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 30 -- 23 -- 23 --

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 54.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 45.9% were female. The median age was 30 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
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 675 -- 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 West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $675.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 725 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $725.

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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