2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland Local Government Areas

Longreach (R)

Code LGA34710 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,660
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median age 40
Families 888
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 2,339
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,276
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

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
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Male 1,791 48.9 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,869 51.1 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 195 5.3 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,660 people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.3% of the population.

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Age Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 226 6.2 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 245 6.7 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 226 6.2 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 247 6.7 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 223 6.1 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 219 6.0 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 226 6.2 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 214 5.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 209 5.7 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 247 6.7 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 270 7.4 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 284 7.8 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 247 6.7 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 202 5.5 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 115 3.1 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 100 2.7 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 85 2.3 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 76 2.1 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,419 47.9 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 89 3.0 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 216 7.3 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 167 5.6 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,073 36.2 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.9% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,133 47.4 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 301 12.6 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 954 39.9 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 42 3.9 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 199 18.5 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 83 7.7 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 9 0.8 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 169 15.7 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 7 0.7 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 9 0.8 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 75 7.0 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 71 6.6 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 24 2.2 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 387 36.0 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.8% were in primary school, 17.2% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 407 13.7 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 235 7.9 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 86 2.9 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 412 13.9 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 449 15.1 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 136 4.6 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 452 15.2 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 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 288 9.7 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 11 0.4 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 436 14.7 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 15.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.8% 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 Longreach (R) % 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 Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,032 82.7 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 292 8.0 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 132 3.6 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 119 3.3 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,737 74.8 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 74.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,363 67.8 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 424 21.1 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 153 7.6 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 70 3.5 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,010 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 67.8% were employed full time, 21.1% were employed part-time and 3.5% 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
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 137 7.0 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 104 5.3 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 187 9.6 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 342 17.6 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,027 52.7 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 726 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,609 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,276 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) was $726.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,993 67.4 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 719 24.3 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 266 9.0 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 985 33.2 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.3% provided care for children and 9.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 33.2% 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
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 587 19.9 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 803 27.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 332 11.3 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 261 8.9 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Expand Families category,
includes family composition employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 399 44.6 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 355 39.7 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 121 13.5 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 19 2.1 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 39.7% were couple families with children, 44.6% were couple families without children and 13.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 13.4 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 86.6 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 13.4% of single parents were male and 86.6% 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
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 277 37.2 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 22 3.0 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 118 15.8 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 87 11.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 23 3.1 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 85 11.4 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 58 7.8 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 75 10.1 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 37.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 15.8% 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,369 76.7 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 416 23.3 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 76.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 1,207 88.2 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 40 2.9 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 61 4.5 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 49 3.6 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 88.2% were separate houses, 2.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flat or apartments and 3.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.8 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 64 4.7 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 231 17.1 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 543 40.1 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 466 34.4 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 39 2.9 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.1% had 2 bedrooms and 40.1% 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
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 415 30.4 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 344 25.2 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 536 39.3 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 16 1.2 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 54 4.0 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 30.4% were owned outright, 25.2% were owned with a mortgage and 39.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 878 64.4 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 442 32.4 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 43 3.2 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 64.4% were family households, 32.4% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

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Household income Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.0 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 9.7 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 23.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.7% 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.9 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.1 -- 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 82 6.0 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 451 33.2 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 461 33.9 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 297 21.8 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 69 5.1 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 33.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 272 19.9 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,046 76.7 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 46 3.4 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 76.7% 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.
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Male 101 51.0 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 97 49.0 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 51.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.0% were female. The median age was 22 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
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,111 -- 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 Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,111.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,185 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,185.

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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