2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Local Government Areas

Esperance (S)

Code LGA53290 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 14,236
Male 50.3%
Female 49.7%
Median age 40
Families 3,459
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 6,602
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,363
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,679
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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People — demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 7,165 50.3 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,070 49.7 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 585 4.1 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 14,236 people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

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Age Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 912 6.4 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,007 7.1 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,012 7.1 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,007 7.1 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 717 5.0 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 821 5.8 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 812 5.7 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 795 5.6 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 951 6.7 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,011 7.1 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,084 7.6 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 973 6.8 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 818 5.7 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 756 5.3 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 598 4.2 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 440 3.1 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 260 1.8 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 253 1.8 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 5,476 48.4 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 380 3.4 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 954 8.4 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 636 5.6 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,870 34.2 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.4% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 4,326 48.1 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,307 14.5 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,358 37.3 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 177 3.8 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,017 22.1 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 91 2.0 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 104 2.3 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 825 17.9 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 14 0.3 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 224 4.9 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 191 4.1 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 136 3.0 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 45 1.0 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,785 38.7 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.2% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 7.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,082 9.6 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 736 6.5 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 348 3.1 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,732 15.3 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,574 13.9 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 895 7.9 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,809 16.0 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 7 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 891 7.9 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 25 0.2 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,911 16.9 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 13.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.5% 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 Esperance (S) % 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 Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 10,694 75.3 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,146 15.1 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 978 6.9 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 753 5.3 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 8,588 60.3 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 60.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,846 57.6 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,063 30.9 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 471 7.0 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 302 4.5 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 6,682 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 4.5% 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
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 787 12.3 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 526 8.2 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 746 11.7 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 863 13.5 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,982 46.7 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 682 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,709 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,363 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) was $682.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,550 66.8 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,011 26.7 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,041 9.2 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,161 28.0 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 9.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 28.0% 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
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,260 20.0 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,725 24.1 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,368 12.1 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,197 10.6 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,455 42.2 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,476 42.8 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 479 13.9 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 40 1.2 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.8% were couple families with children, 42.2% were couple families without children and 13.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 22.6 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 77.4 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.6% of single parents were male and 77.4% 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
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 598 20.4 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 123 4.2 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 754 25.7 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 399 13.6 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 136 4.6 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 462 15.7 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 193 6.6 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 270 9.2 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 20.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 25.7% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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

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Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,807 82.4 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,030 17.6 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 82.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 4,236 88.1 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 388 8.1 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 66 1.4 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 48 1.0 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 88.1% were separate houses, 8.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flat or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 21 0.4 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 212 4.4 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 556 11.6 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,060 42.8 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,833 38.1 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 131 2.7 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 11.6% had 2 bedrooms and 42.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,625 33.7 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,459 30.3 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,547 32.1 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 36 0.7 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 150 3.1 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.7% were owned outright, 30.3% were owned with a mortgage and 32.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,417 71.0 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,270 26.4 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 128 2.7 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.0% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

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Household income Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 21.8 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 12.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,679 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 234 4.9 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,309 27.2 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,806 37.5 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,247 25.9 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 224 4.6 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 845 17.5 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,804 79.0 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 169 3.5 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 79.0% 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.
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 294 49.7 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 298 50.3 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 17 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 49.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.3% 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
Esperance (S) % 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 1,292 -- 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 Esperance (S) (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 $1,292.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 223 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $223 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