2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Dee Why

Code SSC11227 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 21,518
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 36
Families 5,735
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 10,018
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,716
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $500
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

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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
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 10,552 49.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 10,963 51.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 101 0.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 21,518 people in Dee Why (State Suburbs). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

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Age Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,567 7.3 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,065 4.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 830 3.9 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 892 4.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,274 5.9 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,031 9.4 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,508 11.7 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,148 10.0 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,701 7.9 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,515 7.0 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,372 6.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,177 5.5 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 993 4.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 749 3.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 567 2.6 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 458 2.1 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 351 1.6 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 320 1.5 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Dee Why (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 7,959 44.1 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 560 3.1 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,029 11.2 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 687 3.8 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 6,823 37.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Dee Why (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.1% were married and 14.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 7,004 42.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,321 14.2 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 7,017 42.9 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 323 5.4 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 948 15.8 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 226 3.8 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 113 1.9 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 605 10.1 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 182 3.0 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 110 1.8 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 685 11.4 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 989 16.5 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 305 5.1 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,505 25.1 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.6% were in primary school, 14.9% in secondary school and 27.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,227 28.9 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,183 12.1 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 536 3.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,982 11.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,077 17.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 448 2.5 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,348 7.5 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 28 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 812 4.5 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 138 0.8 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,614 8.9 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 17.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 12.1% 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 Dee Why % 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 Dee Why (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 11,164 52.0 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,731 49.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,398 6.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,229 5.7 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 6,666 31.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 31.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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Religious affiliation, top responses Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 8,306 64.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 3,540 27.5 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 544 4.2 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 473 3.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 12,863 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dee Why (State Suburbs). Of these 64.6% were employed full time, 27.5% were employed part-time and 3.7% 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
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 1,040 8.4 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,416 11.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,091 8.8 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,585 20.9 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,720 46.2 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 8.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 865 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,040 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,716 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dee Why (State Suburbs) was $865.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,550 69.5 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,879 27.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,584 8.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,724 15.1 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.0% provided care for children and 8.8% 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
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 5,099 28.2 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 4,842 26.8 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,621 9.0 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 992 5.5 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.5% 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,395 41.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,387 41.6 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 855 14.9 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 100 1.7 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 41.6% were couple families with children, 41.7% were couple families without children and 14.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 18.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% 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
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,494 31.3 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 250 5.2 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,116 23.4 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 668 14.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 213 4.5 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 499 10.4 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 264 5.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 272 5.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 31.3% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 23.4% 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,662 91.7 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 785 8.3 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 91.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 1,440 16.6 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 271 3.1 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 6,910 79.8 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 16 0.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 16.6% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 79.8% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 56 0.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,524 17.6 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 4,936 56.9 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,164 13.4 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 775 8.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 213 2.5 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 17.6% had 1 bedroom, 56.9% had 2 bedrooms and 13.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 1,813 20.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,546 29.4 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 4,002 46.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 71 0.8 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 233 2.7 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 20.9% were owned outright, 29.4% were owned with a mortgage and 46.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 5,592 64.6 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,547 29.4 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 522 6.0 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.6% were family households, 29.4% were single person households and 6.0% were group households.

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Household income Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 17.8 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 14.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 17.8% 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 500 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.2 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 20.8 -- 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
None 950 11.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 4,307 49.7 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,443 28.2 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 684 7.9 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 282 3.3 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 49.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,011 11.7 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 7,428 85.7 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 226 2.6 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 85.7% 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.
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 58 55.8 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 46 44.2 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 55.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 44.2% were female. The median age was 31 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
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,937 -- 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 Dee Why (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,937.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 500 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,034 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $500 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,034.

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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