2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland Local Government Areas

Weipa (T)

Code LGA37300 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,905
Male 53.7%
Female 46.3%
Median age 31
Families 907
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 1
All private dwellings 1,634
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,484
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,200
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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People — demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Male 2,097 53.7 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,806 46.3 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 763 19.5 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,905 people in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 53.7% were male and 46.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 19.5% of the population.

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Age Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 31 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 370 9.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 353 9.1 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 307 7.9 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 221 5.7 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 221 5.7 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 340 8.7 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 367 9.4 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 344 8.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 350 9.0 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 304 7.8 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 298 7.7 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 189 4.9 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 130 3.3 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 53 1.4 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 33 0.8 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 4 0.1 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 6 0.2 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.1 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,366 47.5 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 65 2.3 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 213 7.4 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 37 1.3 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,193 41.5 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.5% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,109 48.8 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 482 21.2 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 681 30.0 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 55 4.3 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 323 25.1 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 79 6.1 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 8 0.6 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 244 18.9 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 10 0.8 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 22 1.7 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 46 3.6 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 78 6.1 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 11 0.9 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 412 32.0 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 33.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.2% were in primary school, 21.0% in secondary school and 9.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 400 14.0 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 195 6.8 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 125 4.4 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 731 25.6 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 402 14.1 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 113 4.0 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 296 10.4 488,554 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 116 4.1 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 17 0.6 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 411 14.4 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 14.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 30.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.8% 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 Weipa (T) % 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 Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,072 78.6 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 Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 453 11.6 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 210 5.4 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 164 4.2 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,658 68.1 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 68.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,644 74.4 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 358 16.2 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 151 6.8 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 57 2.6 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,210 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 74.4% were employed full time, 16.2% were employed part-time and 2.6% 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
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 111 5.2 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 101 4.7 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 146 6.8 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 185 8.6 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,458 67.8 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 5.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 67.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 1,320 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 2,777 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,484 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas) was $1,320.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,962 68.5 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 968 33.8 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 146 5.1 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 651 22.7 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.8% provided care for children and 5.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.7% 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
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 607 21.2 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 834 29.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 277 9.7 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 239 8.4 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% 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 Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 307 33.8 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 518 57.1 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 79 8.7 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 3 0.3 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 57.1% were couple families with children, 33.8% were couple families without children and 8.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 42.7 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 57.3 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 42.7% of single parents were male and 57.3% 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
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 362 44.0 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 15 1.8 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 179 21.8 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 116 14.1 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 9 1.1 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 19 2.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 74 9.0 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 48 5.8 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 44.0% had both partners employed full-time, 1.8% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,137 83.2 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 229 16.8 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 83.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 722 63.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 352 31.0 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 38 3.3 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 25 2.2 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 63.5% were separate houses, 31.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.3% were flat or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 11 1.0 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 57 5.0 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 278 24.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 473 41.3 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 299 26.1 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 26 2.3 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 24.3% had 2 bedrooms and 41.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 98 8.5 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 334 29.1 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 683 59.5 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.3 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 30 2.6 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 8.5% were owned outright, 29.1% were owned with a mortgage and 59.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 896 78.2 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 217 18.9 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 33 2.9 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 78.2% were family households, 18.9% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 36.2 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 3.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 36.2% 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 Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.6 -- 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 Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
None 19 1.6 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 268 23.1 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 538 46.5 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 278 24.0 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 55 4.7 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 23.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 107 9.4 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 998 87.4 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 37 3.2 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 87.4% 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.
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Male 393 52.1 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 362 47.9 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), 52.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.9% were female. The median age was 21 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
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,530 -- 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 Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,530.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Weipa (T) % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 540 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Weipa (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $540 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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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