2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia Local Government Areas

Adelaide (C)

Code LGA40070 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 22,063
Male 51.3%
Female 48.7%
Median age 30
Families 3,718
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all families 0.2
All private dwellings 11,539
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,266
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $375
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1

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People — demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 11,310 51.3 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 10,753 48.7 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 247 1.1 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 22,063 people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 30 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 507 2.3 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 386 1.7 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 321 1.5 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,582 7.2 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 4,700 21.3 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 3,039 13.8 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,156 9.8 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,341 6.1 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,035 4.7 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,009 4.6 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,125 5.1 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 993 4.5 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 994 4.5 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,070 4.8 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 687 3.1 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 483 2.2 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 256 1.2 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 379 1.7 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 5.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Married 5,501 26.4 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 514 2.5 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,648 7.9 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 628 3.0 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 12,575 60.3 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 26.4% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 4,097 27.4 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,942 13.0 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 8,888 59.5 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 27.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 104 1.0 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 317 3.1 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 75 0.7 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 109 1.1 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 195 1.9 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 58 0.6 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 162 1.6 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 518 5.0 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 5,964 57.9 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 250 2.4 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,552 24.8 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 46.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 4.8% were in primary school, 4.0% in secondary school and 62.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 7,764 37.2 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,687 8.1 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 308 1.5 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 944 4.5 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 5,143 24.6 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 663 3.2 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 591 2.8 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.0 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 417 2.0 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 51 0.2 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,823 13.5 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 6.0% 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % 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 Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 10,050 45.6 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,914 49.5 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,078 4.9 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 848 3.8 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 6,634 30.1 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 5,651 53.7 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 3,121 29.7 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 496 4.7 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,255 11.9 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 10,523 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 53.7% were employed full time, 29.7% were employed part-time and 11.9% 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
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 1,333 14.4 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 899 9.7 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 897 9.7 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,821 19.6 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,832 41.3 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 14.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 553 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 2,026 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,266 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) was $553.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,477 59.8 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,449 11.7 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,524 7.3 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,666 22.4 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.7% provided care for children and 7.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.4% 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
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 5,562 26.7 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 4,888 23.4 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,368 6.6 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 658 3.2 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.2% 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,285 61.5 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 833 22.4 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 421 11.3 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 177 4.8 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.4% were couple families with children, 61.5% were couple families without children and 11.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 21.1 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.9 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 21.1% of single parents were male and 78.9% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 740 23.7 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 187 6.0 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 490 15.7 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 457 14.6 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 239 7.7 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 648 20.8 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 137 4.4 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 224 7.2 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 23.7% had both partners employed full-time, 6.0% had both employed part-time and 15.7% 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,687 85.0 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,535 15.0 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 85.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 1,060 12.2 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,036 34.9 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 4,425 50.9 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 80 0.9 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.2% were separate houses, 34.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 50.9% were flat or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 120 1.4 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,603 18.5 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 4,279 49.3 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,993 23.0 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 449 5.2 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 237 2.7 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 18.5% had 1 bedroom, 49.3% had 2 bedrooms and 23.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,771 20.4 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,486 17.1 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 5,054 58.3 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 86 1.0 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 276 3.2 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.4% were owned outright, 17.1% were owned with a mortgage and 58.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,696 42.6 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,559 41.0 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,420 16.4 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 42.6% were family households, 41.0% were single person households and 16.4% were group households.

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Household income Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.9 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 15.9 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 15.9% 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 375 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 72.1 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 27.9 -- 10.2 -- 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.1 -- 6.6 -- 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
None 2,631 30.3 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,897 44.9 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,498 17.3 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 318 3.7 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 331 3.8 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 44.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 17.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 878 10.1 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 7,528 86.7 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 278 3.2 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.7% 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.
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 138 55.9 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 109 44.1 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 29 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 55.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 44.1% were female. The median age was 29 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
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 739 -- 1,014 -- 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 Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $739.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 187 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $187 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,647.

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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