2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Local Government Areas

Meekatharra (S)

Code LGA55250 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,067
Male 59.3%
Female 40.7%
Median age 35
Families 142
Average children per family
for families with children 2.3
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 427
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,347
Median monthly mortgage repayments $600
Median weekly rent $100
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
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 632 59.3 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 434 40.7 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 325 30.3 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,067 people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.3% were male and 40.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 30.3% of the population.

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Age Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 67 6.2 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 60 5.6 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 55 5.1 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 53 4.9 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 52 4.9 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 114 10.6 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 116 10.8 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 88 8.2 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 83 7.7 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 64 6.0 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 87 8.1 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 84 7.8 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 54 5.0 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 36 3.4 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 37 3.5 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 12 1.1 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 0 0.0 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 10 0.9 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 288 32.7 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 45 5.1 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 82 9.3 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 26 2.9 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 441 50.0 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 32.7% were married and 14.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 113 27.8 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 74 18.2 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 220 54.1 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 27.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 7 1.9 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 56 14.9 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 4 1.1 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 24 6.4 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 5 1.3 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 1.6 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 13 3.4 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 3 0.8 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 259 68.7 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 35.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.4% were in primary school, 6.7% in secondary school and 5.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 95 10.7 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 55 6.2 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 26 2.9 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 98 11.0 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 84 9.4 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 43 4.8 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 145 16.3 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 62 7.0 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 264 29.7 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.2% 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 Meekatharra (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 Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 667 63.6 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 163 15.3 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 41 3.8 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 29 2.7 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 585 54.9 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 54.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 341 70.3 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 64 13.2 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 55 11.3 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 25 5.2 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 485 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 70.3% were employed full time, 13.2% were employed part-time and 5.2% 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
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 24 5.1 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 17 3.6 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 20 4.3 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 54 11.5 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 295 63.0 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 5.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 3.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 63.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 992 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,399 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,347 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) was $992.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 399 45.2 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 188 21.3 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 76 8.6 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 148 16.8 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.3% provided care for children and 8.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 124 13.9 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 164 18.4 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 56 6.3 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 61 6.9 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 18.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 55 39.3 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 41 29.3 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 40 28.6 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 2.9 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.3% were couple families with children, 39.3% were couple families without children and 28.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 14.6 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 85.4 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 14.6% of single parents were male and 85.4% 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
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 24 28.2 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 4 4.7 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 6 7.1 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 15 17.6 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 4 4.7 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 16 18.8 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 6 7.1 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 10 11.8 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 28.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 7.1% 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 213 65.1 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 114 34.9 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 65.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 34.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 176 82.6 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 22 10.3 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 1.4 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 82.6% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.3% were flat or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 16 7.5 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 32 15.1 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 106 50.0 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 46 21.7 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 12 5.7 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 7.5% had 1 bedroom, 15.1% had 2 bedrooms and 50.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 46 21.3 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 18 8.3 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 142 65.7 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 0 0.0 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 10 4.6 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.3% were owned outright, 8.3% were owned with a mortgage and 65.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 132 59.7 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 78 35.3 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 11 5.0 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 59.7% were family households, 35.3% were single person households and 5.0% were group households.

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Household income Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 22.4 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 12.5 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 12.5% 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 600 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.0 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.0 -- 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 30 14.0 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 83 38.6 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 52 24.2 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 34 15.8 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 16 7.4 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 83 37.9 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 121 55.3 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 15 6.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 55.3% 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.
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 155 47.5 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 171 52.5 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 27 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 47.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.5% were female. The median age was 27 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
Meekatharra (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 880 -- 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 Meekatharra (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 $880.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 106 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $106 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $650.

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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