2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania Local Government Areas

Dorset (M)

Code LGA61810 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,617
Male 50.2%
Female 49.8%
Median age 48
Families 1,756
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 3,767
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $822
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,020
Median weekly rent $160
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
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 3,318 50.2 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,298 49.8 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 192 2.9 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,617 people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

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Age Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 48 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 309 4.7 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 432 6.5 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 391 5.9 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 343 5.2 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 326 4.9 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 278 4.2 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 345 5.2 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 298 4.5 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 357 5.4 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 402 6.1 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 470 7.1 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 583 8.8 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 525 7.9 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 558 8.4 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 365 5.5 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 287 4.3 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 186 2.8 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 173 2.6 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 2,762 50.4 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 198 3.6 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 569 10.4 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 406 7.4 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,540 28.1 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.4% were married and 14.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,354 49.9 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 584 12.4 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,784 37.8 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 38 2.2 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 529 30.3 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 24 1.4 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 310 17.7 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 7 0.4 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 32 1.8 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 117 6.7 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 79 4.5 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 28 1.6 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 583 33.4 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.6% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 11.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 401 7.3 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 312 5.7 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 127 2.3 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 879 16.0 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 494 9.0 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 248 4.5 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,347 24.6 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 7 0.1 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 808 14.8 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 13 0.2 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 721 13.2 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 9.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.7% 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % 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 Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 5,476 83.0 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 593 8.9 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 233 3.5 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 168 2.5 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,074 76.6 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 76.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,453 52.5 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 913 33.0 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 193 7.0 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 211 7.6 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 2,770 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 52.5% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 7.6% 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
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 370 14.4 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 250 9.7 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 295 11.5 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 360 14.0 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,095 42.7 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 14.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 478 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,114 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 822 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) was $478.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,705 67.6 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,301 23.7 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 634 11.6 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,400 25.5 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.7% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.5% 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
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 910 16.6 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,292 23.6 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 756 13.8 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 745 13.6 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 896 51.1 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 605 34.5 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 238 13.6 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 15 0.9 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 34.5% were couple families with children, 51.1% were couple families without children and 13.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 18.4 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.6 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% 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
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 199 13.2 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 66 4.4 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 328 21.8 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 182 12.1 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 90 6.0 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 456 30.3 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 86 5.7 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 100 6.6 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 13.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,648 73.9 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 935 26.1 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 73.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 26.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 2,493 94.1 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 53 2.0 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 33 1.2 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 31 1.2 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 94.1% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.2% were flat or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.3 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 106 4.0 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 462 17.4 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,431 54.0 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 578 21.8 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 66 2.5 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 17.4% had 2 bedrooms and 54.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 1,172 44.2 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 729 27.5 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 634 23.9 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 35 1.3 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 82 3.1 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 44.2% were owned outright, 27.5% were owned with a mortgage and 23.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,736 65.3 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 867 32.6 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 56 2.1 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 65.3% were family households, 32.6% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

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Household income Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 34.2 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 4.3 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 34.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 4.3% 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 160 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.8 -- 10.2 -- 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,020 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.0 -- 5.1 -- 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 105 4.0 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 843 31.8 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 932 35.1 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 673 25.3 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 102 3.8 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 31.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 713 26.9 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,858 70.0 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 84 3.2 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 70.0% 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.
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 97 50.0 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 97 50.0 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 29 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 29 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
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 756 -- 1,079 -- 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 Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $756.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 175 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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