2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia Local Government Areas

Wakefield (DC)

Code LGA48130 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,801
Male 50.9%
Female 49.1%
Median age 44
Families 1,783
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 3,204
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,045
Median monthly mortgage repayments $917
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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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
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 3,465 50.9 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,338 49.1 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 154 2.3 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,801 people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 50.9% were male and 49.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

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Age Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 44 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 454 6.7 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 431 6.3 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 444 6.5 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 400 5.9 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 322 4.7 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 336 4.9 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 346 5.1 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 341 5.0 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 409 6.0 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 446 6.6 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 487 7.2 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 477 7.0 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 522 7.7 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 444 6.5 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 349 5.1 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 218 3.2 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 168 2.5 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 200 2.9 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Married 2,744 50.1 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 221 4.0 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 501 9.1 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 401 7.3 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,613 29.4 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.1% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,368 49.3 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 523 10.9 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,908 39.8 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 88 4.8 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 471 25.5 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 22 1.2 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 136 7.4 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 305 16.5 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 10 0.5 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 105 5.7 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 104 5.6 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 70 3.8 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 35 1.9 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 498 27.0 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 27.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 9.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 434 8.0 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 332 6.1 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 144 2.6 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 824 15.1 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 698 12.8 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 687 12.6 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 812 14.9 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 5 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 730 13.4 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9 0.2 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 629 11.5 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 12.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.1% 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 Wakefield (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 Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,624 82.8 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 884 13.0 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 356 5.2 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 245 3.6 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,860 71.4 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 71.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,610 54.1 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 990 33.3 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 184 6.2 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 192 6.5 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 2,976 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.1% were employed full time, 33.3% were employed part-time and 6.5% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 350 12.6 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 281 10.1 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 357 12.8 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 489 17.6 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,125 40.4 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 549 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,289 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,045 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $549.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,749 68.6 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,577 28.8 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 718 13.1 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,867 34.1 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 34.1% 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
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 990 18.1 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,317 24.1 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 730 13.4 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 702 12.9 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 784 43.8 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 705 39.4 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 275 15.4 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 24 1.3 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 39.4% were couple families with children, 43.8% were couple families without children and 15.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 23.1 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 76.9 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 23.1% of single parents were male and 76.9% 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
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 199 13.4 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 65 4.4 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 370 25.0 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 218 14.7 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 99 6.7 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 345 23.3 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 76 5.1 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 108 7.3 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 13.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 25.0% 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,595 85.4 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 444 14.6 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 85.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 2,448 94.3 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 42 1.6 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 55 2.1 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 36 1.4 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 94.3% were separate houses, 1.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.1% were flat or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 15 0.6 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 81 3.1 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 391 15.1 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,372 52.9 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 676 26.1 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 59 2.3 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 Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 15.1% had 2 bedrooms and 52.9% 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
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,025 39.6 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 885 34.2 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 598 23.1 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 27 1.0 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 56 2.2 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 39.6% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 23.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,759 67.9 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 768 29.6 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 64 2.5 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.9% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 28.6 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 28.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.5% 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 917 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 83 3.2 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 841 32.5 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 905 35.0 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 673 26.0 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 85 3.3 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 32.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 569 22.0 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,968 75.9 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 55 2.1 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 75.9% 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.
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 82 53.2 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 72 46.8 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 53.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 46.8% 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
Wakefield (DC) % 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 900 -- 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 Wakefield (DC) (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 $900.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 240 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 934 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $934.

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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