2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Northern Territory Local Government Areas

Barkly (R)

Code LGA70420 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,655
Male 51.5%
Female 48.5%
Median age 28
Families 1,360
Average children per family
for families with children 2.2
for all families 1
All private dwellings 2,849
Average people per household 3.4
Median weekly household income $1,323
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $80
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2

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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
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 3,425 51.5 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,231 48.5 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 4,528 68.0 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,655 people in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 68.0% of the population.

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Age Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median age 28 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 607 9.1 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 605 9.1 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 527 7.9 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 482 7.2 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 625 9.4 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 601 9.0 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 551 8.3 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 420 6.3 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 396 6.0 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 427 6.4 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 398 6.0 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 312 4.7 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 278 4.2 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 184 2.8 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 118 1.8 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 61 0.9 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 38 0.6 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 20 0.3 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Married 2,033 41.4 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 218 4.4 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 264 5.4 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 197 4.0 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,198 44.8 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 41.4% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,343 34.1 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 611 15.5 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,985 50.4 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Preschool 140 6.2 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 798 35.4 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 2,632 3.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 15 0.7 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 279 12.4 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 5 0.2 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 37 1.6 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 55 2.4 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 89 4.0 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 33 1.5 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 801 35.6 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 33.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.3% were in primary school, 14.4% in secondary school and 6.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 416 8.5 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 190 3.9 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 102 2.1 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 463 9.4 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 433 8.8 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 309 6.3 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 678 13.8 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 17 0.3 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 12 0.2 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,048 21.3 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 236 4.8 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 940 19.1 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 8.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 11.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 3.9% 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 Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % 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 Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 5,647 85.0 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 559 8.4 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 108 1.6 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 96 1.4 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,219 78.4 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 78.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,362 54.1 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 390 15.5 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 139 5.5 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 628 24.9 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 2,519 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.1% were employed full time, 15.5% were employed part-time and 24.9% 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
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 105 5.5 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 92 4.9 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 191 10.1 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 481 25.4 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 884 46.6 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 5.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Personal 375 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 959 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,323 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas) was $375.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,109 63.3 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,881 38.2 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 718 14.6 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 838 17.0 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 38.2% provided care for children and 14.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.0% 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
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,234 25.1 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,268 25.8 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 419 8.5 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 191 3.9 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 386 28.4 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 613 45.1 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 318 23.4 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 43 3.2 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 45.1% were couple families with children, 28.4% were couple families without children and 23.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male -- 17.5 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.5 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% 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
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 218 21.7 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 39 3.9 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 78 7.8 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 99 9.9 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 63 6.3 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 398 39.7 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 44 4.4 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 64 6.4 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 7.8% 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 Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,562 69.0 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 702 31.0 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 69.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 31.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Separate house 1,234 79.0 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 50 3.2 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 166 10.6 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 107 6.9 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 79.0% were separate houses, 3.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.6% were flat or apartments and 6.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 37 2.4 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 149 9.5 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 294 18.8 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 772 49.4 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 233 14.9 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 78 5.0 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 9.5% had 1 bedroom, 18.8% had 2 bedrooms and 49.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 3.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 169 10.8 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 151 9.7 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,072 68.8 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 80 5.1 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 87 5.6 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 10.8% were owned outright, 9.7% were owned with a mortgage and 68.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 1,094 70.2 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 408 26.2 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 57 3.7 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.2% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

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Household income Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 22.0 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 9.5 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 22.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.5% 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 Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 80 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.7 -- 9.1 -- 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 Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.9 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 1.1 -- 5.5 -- 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 Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 444 28.5 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 583 37.4 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 265 17.0 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 153 9.8 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 115 7.4 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 37.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 17.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 559 35.7 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 913 58.3 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 94 6.0 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 58.3% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 2,294 50.7 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 2,233 49.3 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), 50.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.3% were female. The median age was 24 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
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Average number of people per household 4.4 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.6 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 992 -- 1,225 -- 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 Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.4 persons, with 1.6 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $992.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Barkly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 80 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Barkly (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $80 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