2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland Local Government Areas

Balonne (S)

Code LGA30300 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 4,377
Male 51.4%
Female 48.6%
Median age 40
Families 1,109
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 2,214
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,230
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,161
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2

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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
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Male 2,251 51.4 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,129 48.6 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 697 15.9 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,377 people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.4% were male and 48.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 15.9% of the population.

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Age Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 301 6.9 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 363 8.3 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 280 6.4 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 266 6.1 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 205 4.7 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 263 6.0 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 254 5.8 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 254 5.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 291 6.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 322 7.3 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 320 7.3 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 306 7.0 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 279 6.4 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 252 5.7 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 163 3.7 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 118 2.7 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 83 1.9 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 64 1.5 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,781 51.7 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 114 3.3 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 240 7.0 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 188 5.5 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,120 32.5 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.7% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,460 51.6 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 352 12.4 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,019 36.0 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 46 3.7 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 254 20.3 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 172 13.7 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 12 1.0 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 187 14.9 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 11 0.9 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 41 3.3 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 36 2.9 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 68 5.4 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 15 1.2 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 409 32.7 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.6% were in primary school, 18.8% in secondary school and 8.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 378 11.0 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 272 7.9 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 74 2.2 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 435 12.7 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 499 14.5 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 175 5.1 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 646 18.8 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 405 11.8 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 22 0.6 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 478 13.9 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 14.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.9% 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % 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 Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,714 85.2 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 311 7.1 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 121 2.8 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 111 2.5 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,463 79.2 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 79.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,397 62.1 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 636 28.3 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 118 5.2 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 99 4.4 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,250 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.1% were employed full time, 28.3% were employed part-time and 4.4% 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
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 213 9.9 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 178 8.3 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 248 11.5 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 264 12.2 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,130 52.4 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 662 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,485 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,230 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) was $662.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,238 65.0 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 926 26.9 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 348 10.1 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,058 30.7 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.9% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 30.7% 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
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 644 18.7 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 841 24.5 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 379 11.0 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 369 10.7 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 480 43.3 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 456 41.2 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 159 14.4 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 13 1.2 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.2% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 21.6 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.4 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.6% of single parents were male and 78.4% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 254 27.5 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 45 4.9 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 241 26.1 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 113 12.3 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 35 3.8 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 123 13.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 50 5.4 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 61 6.6 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 27.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 26.1% 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,536 77.7 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 442 22.3 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 77.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 1,428 93.0 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4 0.3 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 32 2.1 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 49 3.2 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 93.0% were separate houses, 0.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.1% were flat or apartments and 3.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.7 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 57 3.7 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 203 13.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 651 42.6 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 541 35.4 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 67 4.4 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 13.3% had 2 bedrooms and 42.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 504 32.9 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 380 24.8 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 550 35.9 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 28 1.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 71 4.6 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.9% were owned outright, 24.8% were owned with a mortgage and 35.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,079 70.4 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 419 27.3 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 34 2.2 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.4% were family households, 27.3% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

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Household income Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.0 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 8.9 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.9% 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.2 -- 12.8 -- 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,161 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.2 -- 6.4 -- 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None 66 4.3 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 393 25.7 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 546 35.7 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 446 29.2 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 79 5.2 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 385 25.1 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,073 70.0 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 74 4.8 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 70.0% 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.
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Male 339 49.1 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 351 50.9 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 49.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.9% 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
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 944 -- 1,222 -- 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 Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $944.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,213 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Balonne (S) (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 $1,213.

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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