2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia Local Government Areas

Gawler (T)

Code LGA42030 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 23,034
Male 48.2%
Female 51.8%
Median age 41
Families 6,270
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 10,286
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,112
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 11,098 48.2 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 11,937 51.8 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 394 1.7 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 23,034 people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

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Age Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 41 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,341 5.8 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,389 6.0 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,350 5.9 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,475 6.4 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,503 6.5 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,353 5.9 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,446 6.3 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,202 5.2 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,286 5.6 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,537 6.7 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,580 6.9 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,630 7.1 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,374 6.0 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,235 5.4 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,071 4.6 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 902 3.9 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 694 3.0 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 668 2.9 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Married 8,609 45.4 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 823 4.3 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,995 10.5 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,335 7.0 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 6,199 32.7 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.4% were married and 14.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 7,722 45.6 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,869 11.0 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 7,358 43.4 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 268 4.2 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,109 17.6 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 287 4.5 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 583 9.2 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 534 8.5 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 350 5.5 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 462 7.3 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 486 7.7 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 664 10.5 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 133 2.1 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,440 22.8 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.4% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 18.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,985 10.5 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,640 8.7 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 767 4.0 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,051 16.1 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,762 14.6 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,057 10.9 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,303 12.1 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 20 0.1 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 1,948 10.3 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 53 0.3 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,837 9.7 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 14.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.7% 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 Gawler (T) % 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 Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 17,578 76.4 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,446 23.7 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,591 6.9 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,303 5.7 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 13,135 57.0 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 57.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 5,811 54.1 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 3,489 32.5 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 544 5.1 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 901 8.4 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 10,745 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.1% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 8.4% 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
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 1,134 11.5 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 963 9.8 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,396 14.2 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,119 21.5 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,693 37.5 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 576 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,422 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,112 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) was $576.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 13,442 70.9 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,263 27.8 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,321 12.2 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,564 18.8 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.8% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.8% 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
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 3,867 20.4 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 5,253 27.7 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,463 13.0 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,855 9.8 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 27.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,525 40.3 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,389 38.1 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,283 20.5 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 72 1.1 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 38.1% were couple families with children, 40.3% were couple families without children and 20.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 17.5 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.5 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% 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
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 884 18.0 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 186 3.8 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,094 22.3 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 684 13.9 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 261 5.3 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,263 25.7 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 251 5.1 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 282 5.7 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 22.3% 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,034 91.9 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 794 8.1 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 7,488 82.9 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,332 14.7 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 125 1.4 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 64 0.7 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 82.9% were separate houses, 14.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flat or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 54 0.6 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 326 3.6 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,429 15.8 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 4,631 51.2 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,418 26.7 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 186 2.1 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 15.8% had 2 bedrooms and 51.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 2,597 28.8 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 3,381 37.4 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,642 29.3 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 189 2.1 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 221 2.4 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 28.8% were owned outright, 37.4% were owned with a mortgage and 29.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,161 68.2 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,653 29.4 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 223 2.5 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.2% were family households, 29.4% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.8 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 7.7 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 25.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.7% 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
None 691 7.7 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,363 37.2 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 3,106 34.4 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,599 17.7 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 273 3.0 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,708 18.9 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 7,126 78.9 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 201 2.2 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 78.9% 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.
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 176 45.1 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 214 54.9 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 45.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.9% were female. The median age was 20 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
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,119 -- 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 Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,119.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 270 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,283 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,283.

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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