2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania Local Government Areas

Hobart (C)

Code LGA62810 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 50,439
Male 48.7%
Female 51.3%
Median age 39
Families 11,996
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 23,681
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,439
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,647
Median weekly rent $290
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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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
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 24,573 48.7 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 25,866 51.3 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 707 1.4 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 50,439 people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

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Age Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 39 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,271 4.5 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,518 5.0 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,442 4.8 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 3,009 6.0 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 4,564 9.1 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 4,307 8.5 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 3,485 6.9 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 3,073 6.1 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 3,266 6.5 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 3,303 6.5 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 3,228 6.4 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,321 6.6 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,067 6.1 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 2,788 5.5 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,898 3.8 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,407 2.8 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,081 2.1 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,401 2.8 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 17,908 41.4 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,113 2.6 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 3,913 9.1 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,224 5.1 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 18,055 41.8 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 41.4% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 14,963 40.7 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 4,630 12.6 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 17,132 46.6 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 396 2.3 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,379 14.0 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 455 2.7 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 725 4.3 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,187 7.0 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 474 2.8 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,154 6.8 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 927 5.4 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 5,868 34.4 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 283 1.7 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,199 18.8 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.9% were in primary school, 16.5% in secondary school and 39.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 17,182 39.8 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3,543 8.2 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 910 2.1 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,132 7.2 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 7,123 16.5 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,327 3.1 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,102 7.2 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 22 0.1 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,105 4.9 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 140 0.3 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 3,703 8.6 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 16.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 9.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.2% 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 Hobart (C) % 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 Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 35,869 71.2 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 13,466 26.7 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 4,025 8.0 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 2,698 5.3 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 26,882 53.3 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 53.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 13,507 51.9 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 9,519 36.6 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,234 4.7 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,741 6.7 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 26,001 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.9% were employed full time, 36.6% were employed part-time and 6.7% 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
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 3,623 14.9 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 2,738 11.3 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 3,152 13.0 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 4,599 19.0 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 8,910 36.7 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 14.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 718 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 2,023 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,439 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) was $718.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 32,232 74.6 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,254 23.7 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,521 10.5 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 11,608 26.9 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.7% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.9% 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
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 11,143 25.8 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 13,122 30.4 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 5,149 11.9 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 2,812 6.5 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.5% 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 Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,391 45.0 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,731 39.5 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,647 13.7 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 216 1.8 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.5% were couple families with children, 45.0% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 21.8 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.2 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 21.8% of single parents were male and 78.2% 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
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 2,088 20.6 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 663 6.5 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,407 23.8 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,144 11.3 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 746 7.4 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,849 18.3 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 504 5.0 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 729 7.2 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 20.6% had both partners employed full-time, 6.5% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 19,880 89.1 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,440 10.9 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 89.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 13,639 68.6 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,139 10.8 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3,914 19.7 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 92 0.5 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 68.6% were separate houses, 10.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.7% were flat or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 180 0.9 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,914 9.6 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 5,542 27.9 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 7,105 35.8 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 4,734 23.8 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 392 2.0 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 9.6% had 1 bedroom, 27.9% had 2 bedrooms and 35.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 6,587 33.1 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 5,633 28.3 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 6,976 35.1 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 233 1.2 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 443 2.2 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.1% were owned outright, 28.3% were owned with a mortgage and 35.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 11,877 59.7 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 6,413 32.3 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,588 8.0 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 59.7% were family households, 32.3% were single person households and 8.0% were group households.

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Household income Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 21.0 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 18.0 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 21.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 18.0% 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 Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.8 -- 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 Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.3 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.7 -- 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 Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 2,118 10.7 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 8,506 42.8 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 6,244 31.4 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,448 12.3 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 555 2.8 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,310 11.6 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 17,143 86.2 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 428 2.2 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.2% 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.
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 357 50.8 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 346 49.2 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 50.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.2% were female. The median age was 26 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
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,326 -- 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 Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,326.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 280 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,625.

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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