2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Local Government Areas

Northam (S)

Code LGA56730 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 11,112
Male 51.5%
Female 48.5%
Median age 42
Families 2,718
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 4,978
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,178
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,408
Median weekly rent $245
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
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 5,723 51.5 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 5,387 48.5 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 643 5.8 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 11,112 people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.8% of the population.

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Age Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 42 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 665 6.0 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 695 6.3 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 729 6.6 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 622 5.6 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 588 5.3 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 653 5.9 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 674 6.1 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 631 5.7 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 742 6.7 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 723 6.5 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 742 6.7 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 889 8.0 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 789 7.1 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 709 6.4 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 506 4.6 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 335 3.0 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 223 2.0 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 200 1.8 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 4,147 46.0 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 396 4.4 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 935 10.4 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 552 6.1 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,983 33.1 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.0% were married and 14.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,349 46.3 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 888 12.3 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,989 41.4 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 129 3.6 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 597 16.6 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 240 6.7 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 34 0.9 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 478 13.3 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 132 3.7 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 62 1.7 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 184 5.1 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 126 3.5 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 70 1.9 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,543 42.9 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.1% were in primary school, 18.7% in secondary school and 8.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 714 7.9 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 571 6.3 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 263 2.9 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,341 14.8 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,164 12.9 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 571 6.3 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,588 17.6 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 8 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 780 8.6 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 34 0.4 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,747 19.3 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 12.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.3% 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 Northam (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 Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 7,745 69.9 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,299 20.7 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 719 6.5 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 518 4.7 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 6,009 54.1 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 54.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,679 56.5 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,371 28.9 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 285 6.0 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 405 8.5 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 4,740 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.5% were employed full time, 28.9% were employed part-time and 8.5% 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
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 477 11.0 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 420 9.7 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 480 11.0 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 748 17.2 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,937 44.6 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 581 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,468 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,178 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) was $581.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,706 63.2 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,194 24.3 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 990 11.0 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,829 20.3 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.3% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% 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
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,484 16.4 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,086 23.1 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,077 11.9 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,061 11.7 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,194 43.9 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,010 37.1 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 491 18.0 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 26 1.0 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.1% were couple families with children, 43.9% were couple families without children and 18.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 17.3 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.7 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% 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
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 375 17.1 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 90 4.1 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 428 19.5 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 325 14.8 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 135 6.2 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 523 23.8 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 131 6.0 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 188 8.6 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 17.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 19.5% 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,869 84.2 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 727 15.8 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 84.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 3,661 94.6 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 64 1.7 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 80 2.1 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 45 1.2 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 94.6% were separate houses, 1.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.1% were flat or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 113 2.9 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 622 16.1 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,687 43.6 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,340 34.6 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 98 2.5 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 16.1% had 2 bedrooms and 43.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,320 34.1 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,415 36.6 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,010 26.1 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 30 0.8 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 95 2.5 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.1% were owned outright, 36.6% were owned with a mortgage and 26.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,666 68.8 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,108 28.6 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 101 2.6 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.8% were family households, 28.6% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

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Household income Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.5 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 10.5 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.5% 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 245 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 211 5.4 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,157 29.9 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,311 33.8 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,056 27.2 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 141 3.6 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 837 21.6 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,933 75.7 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 102 2.6 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 75.7% 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.
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 312 48.8 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 328 51.2 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 48.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.2% were female. The median age was 23 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
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 962 -- 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 Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $962.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200.

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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