2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Electoral Divisions

Sydney

Code SED10080 (SED) Search for a Community Profile
People 98,538
Male 52.7%
Female 47.3%
Median age 33
Families 18,977
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all families 0.2
All private dwellings 53,316
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $2,099
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $600
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.7

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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
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 51,935 52.7 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 46,602 47.3 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 609 0.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 98,538 people in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 52.7% were male and 47.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

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Age Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,983 3.0 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,827 1.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,395 1.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,664 2.7 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 11,004 11.2 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 17,533 17.8 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 15,502 15.7 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 10,079 10.2 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 6,879 7.0 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,697 5.8 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 5,038 5.1 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 4,477 4.5 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,824 3.9 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,436 3.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,392 2.4 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,542 1.6 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,038 1.1 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,212 1.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 26,607 28.8 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,938 2.1 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 7,028 7.6 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,994 2.2 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 54,774 59.3 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 28.8% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 18,735 26.1 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 13,065 18.2 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 39,924 55.7 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 26.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 630 1.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,355 3.9 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 225 0.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 462 1.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 502 1.4 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 290 0.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 788 2.2 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,142 8.9 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 8,453 24.1 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 4,303 12.2 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 14,994 42.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 35.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.8% were in primary school, 4.5% in secondary school and 33.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 41,231 44.7 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 8,379 9.1 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,231 1.3 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,352 3.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 14,550 15.8 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,296 1.4 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,348 2.5 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 18 0.0 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,657 1.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 427 0.5 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 15,789 17.1 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 15.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.1% 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 Sydney % New South Wales % 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 Sydney (State Electoral Divisions) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 36,798 37.4 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 52,149 52.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 4,888 5.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3,716 3.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 22,896 23.2 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 23.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 52.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 39,103 64.7 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 15,791 26.1 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,420 4.0 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,085 5.1 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 60,399 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 64.7% were employed full time, 26.1% were employed part-time and 5.1% 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
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 3,850 6.7 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 8,220 14.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 3,726 6.5 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 8,101 14.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 31,004 54.1 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 1,060 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,759 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,099 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions) was $1,060.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 52,899 57.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,101 10.9 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,395 5.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,920 15.1 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 10.9% provided care for children and 5.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.1% 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
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 27,010 29.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 18,929 20.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 4,490 4.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 2,473 2.7 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 20.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.7% 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,329 65.0 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,166 22.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,717 9.1 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 759 4.0 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 22.0% were couple families with children, 65.0% were couple families without children and 9.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 17.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% 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
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 6,112 37.0 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,075 6.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,484 15.1 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,325 14.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 809 4.9 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,595 9.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 807 4.9 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,292 7.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), of couple families with children, 37.0% had both partners employed full-time, 6.5% had both employed part-time and 15.1% 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 39,610 85.2 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 6,905 14.8 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 85.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 392 1.0 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,036 17.8 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 31,759 80.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 164 0.4 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 1.0% were separate houses, 17.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 80.2% were flat or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 2,361 6.0 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 13,206 33.3 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 14,819 37.4 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 6,286 15.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,708 4.3 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,227 3.1 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 33.3% had 1 bedroom, 37.4% had 2 bedrooms and 15.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.8. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 7,062 17.8 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 7,215 18.2 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 23,818 60.1 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 241 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,274 3.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 17.8% were owned outright, 18.2% were owned with a mortgage and 60.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 18,718 47.3 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 15,632 39.5 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 5,260 13.3 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), of all households, 47.3% were family households, 39.5% were single person households and 13.3% were group households.

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Household income Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 33.7 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 14.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 33.7% 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 600 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 74.3 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 25.7 -- 12.9 -- 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.7 -- 7.4 -- 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
None 16,524 41.7 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 16,444 41.5 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 4,278 10.8 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 718 1.8 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,654 4.2 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 41.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 10.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 1.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 3,236 8.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 35,091 88.6 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,279 3.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 88.6% 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.
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 356 57.9 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 259 42.1 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), 57.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 42.1% were female. The median age was 30 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
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,463 -- 1,214 -- 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 Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,463.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 395 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Sydney (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $395 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,800.

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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