2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Northern Territory Local Government Areas

Central Desert (R)

Code LGA70620 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,677
Male 48.4%
Female 51.6%
Median age 28
Families 799
Average children per family
for families with children 2.2
for all families 1.3
All private dwellings 1,124
Average people per household 4.2
Median weekly household income $1,218
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,040
Median weekly rent $53
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8

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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

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
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 1,780 48.4 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,894 51.6 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3,092 84.0 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,677 people in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 84.0% of the population.

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Age Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median age 28 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 326 8.9 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 393 10.7 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 361 9.8 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 262 7.1 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 310 8.4 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 284 7.7 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 323 8.8 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 262 7.1 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 269 7.3 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 223 6.1 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 197 5.4 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 154 4.2 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 137 3.7 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 59 1.6 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 51 1.4 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 20 0.5 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 29 0.8 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 12 0.3 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 29.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Married 1,401 54.1 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 156 6.0 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 99 3.8 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 140 5.4 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 796 30.7 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.1% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,025 47.9 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 139 6.5 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 974 45.6 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Preschool 84 6.8 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 570 46.0 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 4 0.3 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 121 9.8 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 20 1.6 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 27 2.2 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 29 2.3 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 6 0.5 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 379 30.6 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 33.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 46.1% were in primary school, 11.3% in secondary school and 4.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 128 4.9 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 57 2.2 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 27 1.0 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 149 5.7 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 177 6.8 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 146 5.6 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 303 11.7 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 6 0.2 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 9 0.3 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 940 36.2 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 133 5.1 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 446 17.2 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 6.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 6.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 2.2% 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 Central Desert (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 Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 3,391 92.7 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 113 3.1 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 23 0.6 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 25 0.7 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,221 87.8 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 87.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 3.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Worked full-time 501 37.7 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 215 16.2 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 76 5.7 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 538 40.5 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 1,330 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 37.7% were employed full time, 16.2% were employed part-time and 40.5% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 44 5.5 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 61 7.7 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 111 13.9 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 192 24.1 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 312 39.2 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 5.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Personal 294 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 801 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,218 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas) was $294.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,858 71.7 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,275 49.2 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 367 14.1 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 218 8.4 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 49.2% provided care for children and 14.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.4% 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
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 705 27.2 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 594 22.9 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 386 14.9 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 169 6.5 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 22.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.9% 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 Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 205 25.9 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 375 47.3 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 190 24.0 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 23 2.9 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 47.3% were couple families with children, 25.9% were couple families without children and 24.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male -- 16.1 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.9 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% 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
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 83 14.1 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 20 3.4 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 18 3.1 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 70 11.9 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 55 9.4 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 297 50.5 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 29 4.9 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 16 2.7 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 14.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 3.1% 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 Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 695 72.0 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 270 28.0 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 72.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 28.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Separate house 610 87.8 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 40 5.8 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 21 3.0 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 15 2.2 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 87.8% were separate houses, 5.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.0% were flat or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.6 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 27 3.9 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 143 20.6 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 385 55.6 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 111 16.0 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 3.3 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 4.2 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.9% had 1 bedroom, 20.6% had 2 bedrooms and 55.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 4.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 27 3.9 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 5 0.7 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 623 89.8 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 20 2.9 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 19 2.7 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 3.9% were owned outright, 0.7% were owned with a mortgage and 89.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 583 82.8 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 110 15.6 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 11 1.6 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 82.8% were family households, 15.6% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

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Household income Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 17.2 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 7.5 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 17.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.5% 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 Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 53 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.4 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 1.6 -- 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 Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,040 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 312 44.4 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 230 32.8 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 86 12.3 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 49 7.0 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 25 3.6 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 32.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 12.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 441 63.5 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 228 32.9 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 25 3.6 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 32.9% 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.
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 1,452 47.0 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 1,640 53.0 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), 47.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.0% were female. The median age was 25 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
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Average number of people per household 5 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.7 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,052 -- 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 Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5 persons, with 1.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,052.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Central Desert (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 65 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Central Desert (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $65 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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