2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Northern Territory Local Government Areas

West Daly (R)

Code LGA74680 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,166
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 24
Families 603
Average children per family
for families with children 2.6
for all families 1.9
All private dwellings 617
Average people per household 5.3
Median weekly household income $1,043
Median monthly mortgage repayments $355
Median weekly rent $50
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.6

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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
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 1,554 49.1 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,613 50.9 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,874 91.0 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,166 people in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 91.0% of the population.

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Age West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median age 24 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 359 11.4 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 360 11.4 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 313 9.9 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 275 8.7 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 299 9.5 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 266 8.4 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 378 12.0 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 240 7.6 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 148 4.7 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 129 4.1 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 145 4.6 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 88 2.8 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 87 2.8 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 31 1.0 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 15 0.5 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 9 0.3 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 7 0.2 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas) was 24 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 32.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Married 655 30.8 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 48 2.3 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 39 1.8 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 84 4.0 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,298 61.1 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 30.8% were married and 3.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Registered marriage 412 23.1 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 434 24.4 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 936 52.5 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 23.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 24.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Preschool 78 6.4 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 126 10.3 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 326 26.8 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 57 4.7 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 164 13.5 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 21 1.7 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 13 1.1 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 15 1.2 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 8 0.7 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 406 33.3 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.3% were in primary school, 19.7% in secondary school and 2.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 98 4.6 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 21 1.0 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 22 1.0 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 70 3.3 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 190 9.0 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 157 7.4 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 505 23.9 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 18 0.9 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.1 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 473 22.3 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 44 2.1 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 510 24.1 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 9.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 4.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 1.0% 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 West Daly (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 West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 2,997 94.9 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 46 1.5 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 11 0.3 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3 0.1 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,773 87.8 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 87.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 1.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Worked full-time 317 40.1 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 100 12.6 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 37 4.7 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 337 42.6 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 791 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 40.1% were employed full time, 12.6% were employed part-time and 42.6% 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
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 19 4.2 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 31 6.9 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 49 10.9 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 150 33.3 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 165 36.6 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 4.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Personal 239 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 590 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,043 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas) was $239.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,463 68.9 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,248 58.8 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 292 13.7 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 189 8.9 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 58.8% provided care for children and 13.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.9% 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
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 541 25.5 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 483 22.8 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 333 15.7 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 104 4.9 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.9% 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 West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 92 15.2 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 338 55.7 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 161 26.5 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 16 2.6 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 55.7% were couple families with children, 15.2% were couple families without children and 26.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male -- 13.8 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 86.2 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 13.8% of single parents were male and 86.2% 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
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 50 11.8 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 9 2.1 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 13 3.1 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 59 13.9 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 24 5.7 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 244 57.5 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 15 3.5 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 10 2.4 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 11.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.1% 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 West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 455 85.8 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 75 14.2 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Separate house 356 78.2 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 87 19.1 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3 0.7 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 9 2.0 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 78.2% were separate houses, 19.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.7% were flat or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 19 4.2 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 134 29.6 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 223 49.3 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 63 13.9 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 2.9 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 5.3 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 29.6% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 5.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 13 2.9 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 10 2.2 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 409 89.7 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 5 1.1 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 19 4.2 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 2.9% were owned outright, 2.2% were owned with a mortgage and 89.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 400 89.7 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 39 8.7 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 7 1.6 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 89.7% were family households, 8.7% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

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Household income West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.9 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.3% 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 West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 50 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 355 -- 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 West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 246 53.9 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 135 29.6 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 33 7.2 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 21 4.6 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 21 4.6 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 29.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 7.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 259 57.2 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 170 37.5 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 24 5.3 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 37.5% 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.
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 1,409 49.0 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 1,468 51.0 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 25 -- 23 --

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), 49.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.0% were female. The median age was 22 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Average number of people per household 6 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 2.2 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 891 -- 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 West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 6 persons, with 2.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $891.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
West Daly (R) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 60 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 355 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In West Daly (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $60 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $355.

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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