2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Brunswick Heads

Code SSC10621 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,737
Male 47%
Female 53%
Median age 50
Families 420
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 1,071
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $844
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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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
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 821 47.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 924 53.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 47 2.7 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,737 people in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs). Of these 47.0% were male and 53.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.7% of the population.

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Age Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 50 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 64 3.7 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 78 4.5 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 93 5.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 102 5.9 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 60 3.5 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 61 3.5 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 76 4.4 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 93 5.4 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 118 6.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 126 7.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 131 7.6 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 170 9.8 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 162 9.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 115 6.6 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 110 6.3 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 74 4.3 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 47 2.7 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 55 3.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs) was 50 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 503 33.6 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 58 3.9 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 292 19.5 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 103 6.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 543 36.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.6% were married and 23.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 413 32.0 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 165 12.8 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 711 55.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 32.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 25 4.9 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 70 13.7 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 0.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 24 4.7 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 62 12.1 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 23 4.5 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 21 4.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 31 6.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 61 11.9 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 7 1.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 185 36.1 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.3% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 18.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 279 18.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 148 9.7 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 49 3.2 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 218 14.3 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 175 11.5 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 62 4.1 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 185 12.2 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 115 7.6 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 226 14.8 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 11.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.7% 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 Brunswick Heads % 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 Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 1,279 74.4 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 Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 316 18.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 109 6.2 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 93 5.3 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,050 60.1 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 60.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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Religious affiliation, top responses Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 307 41.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 339 45.6 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 39 5.2 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 59 7.9 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 744 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs). Of these 41.3% were employed full time, 45.6% were employed part-time and 7.9% 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
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 123 18.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 100 14.7 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 114 16.8 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 101 14.9 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 201 29.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 18.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 29.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 530 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,173 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 844 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs) was $530.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,057 70.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 332 22.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 196 13.0 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 409 27.0 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.0% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.0% 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
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 306 20.2 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 428 28.3 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 203 13.4 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 122 8.1 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.1% 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 Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 173 41.8 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 120 29.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 113 27.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 8 1.9 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 29.0% were couple families with children, 41.8% were couple families without children and 27.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% 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
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 35 11.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 29 9.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 64 21.3 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 19 6.3 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 39 13.0 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 79 26.2 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 18 6.0 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 18 6.0 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 11.6% had both partners employed full-time, 9.6% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 760 85.9 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 125 14.1 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 85.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 425 55.9 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 66 8.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 154 20.3 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 100 13.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 55.9% were separate houses, 8.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.3% were flat or apartments and 13.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 28 3.7 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 118 15.5 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 186 24.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 261 34.3 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 136 17.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 31 4.1 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 15.5% had 1 bedroom, 24.5% had 2 bedrooms and 34.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 293 38.7 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 117 15.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 309 40.8 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 5 0.7 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 33 4.4 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 38.7% were owned outright, 15.5% were owned with a mortgage and 40.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 409 53.6 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 304 39.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 50 6.6 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), of all households, 53.6% were family households, 39.8% were single person households and 6.6% were group households.

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Household income Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 36.2 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 4.9 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 36.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 4.9% 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 Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 310 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 74.7 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 25.3 -- 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 Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
None 63 8.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 315 41.8 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 242 32.1 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 93 12.4 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 5.3 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 41.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 145 19.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 572 75.9 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 37 4.9 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 75.9% 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.
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 27 52.9 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 24 47.1 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), 52.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.1% 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
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,562 -- 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 Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,562.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Brunswick Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 310 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,308 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Brunswick Heads (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $310 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,308.

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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