2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Local Government Areas

Waroona (S)

Code LGA58820 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 4,148
Male 49.9%
Female 50.1%
Median age 45
Families 1,089
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 2,056
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,218
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,636
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3

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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
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 2,071 49.9 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,076 50.1 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 101 2.4 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,148 people in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

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Age Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 223 5.4 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 254 6.1 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 296 7.2 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 245 5.9 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 178 4.3 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 177 4.3 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 220 5.3 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 217 5.3 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 227 5.5 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 296 7.2 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 326 7.9 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 311 7.5 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 304 7.4 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 295 7.1 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 179 4.3 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 186 4.5 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 102 2.5 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 96 2.3 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 1,740 51.6 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 135 4.0 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 350 10.4 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 228 6.8 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 918 27.2 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.6% were married and 14.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,413 50.9 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 311 11.2 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,051 37.9 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 38 3.1 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 168 13.6 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 119 9.7 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 25 2.0 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 154 12.5 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 55 4.5 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 55 4.5 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 49 4.0 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 48 3.9 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 19 1.5 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 502 40.7 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.4% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 7.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 204 6.0 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 216 6.4 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 87 2.6 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 628 18.6 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 407 12.1 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 241 7.1 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 604 17.9 235,001 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 322 9.5 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 18 0.5 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 558 16.5 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 12.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.4% 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 Waroona (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 Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,944 71.6 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 Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 953 23.0 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 275 6.6 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 239 5.8 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,166 52.2 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 52.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 953 53.4 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 517 29.0 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 160 9.0 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 155 8.7 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 1,785 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 53.4% were employed full time, 29.0% were employed part-time and 8.7% 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
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 190 11.6 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 166 10.2 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 165 10.1 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 291 17.8 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 660 40.4 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 558 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,464 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,218 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas) was $558.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,271 67.4 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 898 26.6 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 359 10.6 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 815 24.1 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.6% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.1% 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
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 540 16.0 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 784 23.2 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 457 13.5 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 493 14.6 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.6% 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 Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 484 44.3 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 433 39.6 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 167 15.3 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 9 0.8 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 39.6% were couple families with children, 44.3% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 27.7 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 72.3 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.7% of single parents were male and 72.3% 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
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 112 12.1 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 30 3.3 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 181 19.6 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 150 16.3 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 51 5.5 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 240 26.0 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 54 5.9 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 104 11.3 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 12.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 19.6% 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 Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,453 76.4 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 450 23.6 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 76.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 1,323 91.1 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 29 2.0 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 64 4.4 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 22 1.5 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.1% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.4% were flat or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 32 2.2 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 201 13.8 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 538 37.0 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 633 43.6 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 45 3.1 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 13.8% had 2 bedrooms and 37.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 545 37.4 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 531 36.4 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 303 20.8 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 18 1.2 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 60 4.1 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.4% were owned outright, 36.4% were owned with a mortgage and 20.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,056 72.7 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 370 25.5 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 26 1.8 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.7% were family households, 25.5% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

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Household income Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.4 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.4% 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 Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,636 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 33 2.3 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 368 25.3 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 507 34.9 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 476 32.8 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 68 4.7 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 32.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 299 20.6 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,107 76.1 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 48 3.3 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 76.1% 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.
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 55 52.9 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 49 47.1 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), 52.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.1% were female. The median age was 22 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
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,062 -- 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 Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,062.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Waroona (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,824 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Waroona (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,824.

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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