2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia Local Government Areas

Peterborough (DC)

Code LGA45540 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,678
Male 49.5%
Female 50.5%
Median age 54
Families 418
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 1,080
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $700
Median monthly mortgage repayments $563
Median weekly rent $140
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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Expand People category,
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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
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 830 49.5 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 848 50.5 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 108 6.5 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,678 people in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.5% of the population.

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Age Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 54 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 71 4.2 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 75 4.5 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 89 5.3 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 93 5.5 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 58 3.5 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 68 4.0 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 73 4.3 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 61 3.6 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 79 4.7 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 93 5.5 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 102 6.1 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 191 11.4 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 170 10.1 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 130 7.7 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 120 7.1 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 99 5.9 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 56 3.3 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 53 3.2 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 27.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Married 576 39.9 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 68 4.7 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 219 15.2 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 130 9.0 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 449 31.1 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 39.9% were married and 19.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 466 38.2 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 129 10.6 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 625 51.2 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 12 3.0 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 52 13.2 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 52 13.2 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 77 19.5 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 4 1.0 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 25 6.3 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 11 2.8 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 5 1.3 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 157 39.7 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 23.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.1% were in primary school, 20.5% in secondary school and 9.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 81 5.7 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 57 4.0 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 27 1.9 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 172 12.0 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 164 11.4 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 184 12.8 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 252 17.6 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.2 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 247 17.2 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 7 0.5 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 214 14.9 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 11.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 4.0% 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 Peterborough (DC) % 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 Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,353 82.0 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 Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 226 13.5 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 85 5.1 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 61 3.6 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,159 69.2 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 69.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 236 41.3 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 221 38.6 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 40 7.0 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 75 13.1 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 572 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 41.3% were employed full time, 38.6% were employed part-time and 13.1% 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
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 78 15.9 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 58 11.8 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 83 16.9 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 57 11.6 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 178 36.3 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 15.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 426 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 890 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 700 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $426.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 890 61.6 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 247 17.2 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 194 13.5 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 383 26.6 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.2% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.6% 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
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 193 13.4 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 325 22.6 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 172 11.9 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 197 13.7 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 22.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 212 50.5 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 100 23.8 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 102 24.3 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 6 1.4 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 23.8% were couple families with children, 50.5% were couple families without children and 24.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 17.9 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.1 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% 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
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 29 9.6 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 19 6.3 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 36 11.9 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 15 5.0 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 34 11.2 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 125 41.3 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 17 5.6 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 28 9.2 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 9.6% had both partners employed full-time, 6.3% had both employed part-time and 11.9% 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 Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 758 76.0 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 239 24.0 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 76.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 24.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 720 95.0 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 22 2.9 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 7 0.9 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 9 1.2 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 95.0% were separate houses, 2.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flat or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 28 3.7 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 129 17.1 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 464 61.4 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 102 13.5 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 33 4.4 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.1% had 2 bedrooms and 61.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 354 47.2 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 203 27.1 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 161 21.5 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.4 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 29 3.9 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 47.2% were owned outright, 27.1% were owned with a mortgage and 21.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 407 53.7 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 325 42.9 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 26 3.4 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 53.7% were family households, 42.9% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

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Household income Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 44.8 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 2.7 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 44.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 2.7% 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 Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 140 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.9 -- 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 Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 563 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.3 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.7 -- 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 Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 88 11.6 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 308 40.5 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 193 25.4 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 123 16.2 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 49 6.4 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 40.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 268 35.5 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 457 60.5 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 30 4.0 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 60.5% 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.
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 49 44.1 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 62 55.9 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 17 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), 44.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 55.9% were female. The median age was 17 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
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 545 -- 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 Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $545.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Peterborough (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 607 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Peterborough (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $607.

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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