2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Local Government Areas

Armadale (C)

Code LGA50210 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 79,602
Male 49.7%
Female 50.3%
Median age 33
Families 21,676
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.9
All private dwellings 31,848
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,497
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $325
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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People — demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 39,594 49.7 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 40,002 50.3 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,029 2.5 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 79,602 people in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

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Age Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 6,961 8.7 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 5,886 7.4 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 4,880 6.1 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 4,691 5.9 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 5,239 6.6 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 6,499 8.2 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 7,227 9.1 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 6,123 7.7 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 5,196 6.5 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 4,929 6.2 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 4,769 6.0 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 4,281 5.4 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,855 4.8 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,374 4.2 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,208 2.8 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,589 2.0 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 980 1.2 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 917 1.2 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 30,486 49.3 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,192 3.5 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 5,366 8.7 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,391 3.9 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 21,449 34.7 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.3% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 27,184 48.7 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 6,813 12.2 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 21,803 39.1 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 1,244 5.2 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 5,136 21.4 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 822 3.4 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,364 5.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 3,113 13.0 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 545 2.3 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,190 5.0 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,694 7.1 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 2,686 11.2 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 665 2.8 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 5,488 22.9 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.6% were in primary school, 20.3% in secondary school and 18.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 9,889 16.0 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 5,643 9.1 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,325 3.8 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 9,983 16.1 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 9,958 16.1 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 3,805 6.1 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 8,714 14.1 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 47 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 3,498 5.7 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 312 0.5 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 5,882 9.5 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 16.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.1% 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 Armadale (C) % Western 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 Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 46,722 58.7 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 35,572 44.7 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 6,421 8.1 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 5,008 6.3 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 27,235 34.2 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 22,955 57.5 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 11,252 28.2 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,086 5.2 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,655 9.1 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 39,948 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.5% were employed full time, 28.2% were employed part-time and 9.1% 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
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 4,058 11.2 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 3,263 9.0 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 3,935 10.8 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 7,603 20.9 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 15,351 42.3 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 698 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,719 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,497 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas) was $698.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 43,347 70.0 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 20,242 32.7 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,216 10.0 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,936 16.1 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.7% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.1% 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
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 13,030 21.1 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 16,389 26.5 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 7,264 11.7 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,662 10.8 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% 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 Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,370 34.0 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 10,252 47.3 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 3,698 17.1 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 362 1.7 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 47.3% were couple families with children, 34.0% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 17.6 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.4 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% 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
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 3,496 19.8 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 626 3.6 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,731 21.2 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 3,476 19.7 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,046 5.9 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 2,825 16.0 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,017 5.8 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,409 8.0 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 21.2% 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 Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 27,450 90.7 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,803 9.3 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 23,905 87.1 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,192 11.6 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 220 0.8 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 80 0.3 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.1% were separate houses, 11.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flat or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 53 0.2 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 427 1.6 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,645 6.0 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 11,374 41.4 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 13,379 48.7 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 579 2.1 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.6% had 1 bedroom, 6.0% had 2 bedrooms and 41.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 6,033 22.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 14,414 52.5 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 6,157 22.4 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 196 0.7 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 652 2.4 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.0% were owned outright, 52.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 21,051 76.7 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 5,599 20.4 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 809 2.9 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.7% were family households, 20.4% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 17.3 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 14.1 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 17.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 14.1% 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 Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 325 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.5 -- 9.7 -- 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 Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.5 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.5 -- 8.6 -- 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 Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,157 4.2 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 8,030 29.3 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 11,096 40.4 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 6,383 23.3 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 785 2.9 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 3,289 12.0 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 23,508 85.6 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 658 2.4 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 85.6% 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.
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 968 47.6 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 1,064 52.4 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), 47.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.4% 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
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,253 -- 1,210 -- 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 Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,253.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Armadale (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 300 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Armadale (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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