2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

East Maitland

Code SSC11360 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 11,782
Male 48.5%
Female 51.5%
Median age 40
Families 3,135
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 5,286
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,178
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 5,716 48.5 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 6,065 51.5 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 522 4.4 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 11,782 people in East Maitland (State Suburbs). Of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.4% of the population.

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Age East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 684 5.8 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 715 6.1 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 701 6.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 739 6.3 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 683 5.8 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 804 6.8 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 751 6.4 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 679 5.8 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 729 6.2 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 801 6.8 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 724 6.1 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 703 6.0 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 704 6.0 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 680 5.8 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 514 4.4 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 437 3.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 361 3.1 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 365 3.1 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in East Maitland (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 4,299 44.5 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 354 3.7 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,019 10.5 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 730 7.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,267 33.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in East Maitland (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.5% were married and 14.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,854 44.5 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 962 11.1 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,846 44.4 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 205 6.0 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 637 18.6 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 165 4.8 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 127 3.7 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 473 13.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 152 4.4 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 126 3.7 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 266 7.8 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 394 11.5 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 70 2.0 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 811 23.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 21.9% in secondary school and 19.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,441 14.9 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 852 8.8 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 430 4.4 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,594 16.5 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,039 10.7 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 366 3.8 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,559 16.1 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 9 0.1 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 1,114 11.5 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 19 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 989 10.2 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in East Maitland (State Suburbs), 10.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.8% 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 East Maitland % 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 East Maitland (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,060 85.5 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 East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,253 10.6 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 673 5.7 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 443 3.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 8,646 73.4 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), 73.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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Religious affiliation, top responses East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,068 56.0 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,714 31.3 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 266 4.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 431 7.9 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 5,479 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in East Maitland (State Suburbs). Of these 56.0% were employed full time, 31.3% 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
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 650 12.9 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 518 10.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 542 10.8 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 990 19.7 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,076 41.2 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in East Maitland (State Suburbs), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 612 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,575 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,178 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in East Maitland (State Suburbs) was $612.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,831 70.6 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,836 29.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,194 12.3 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,758 18.2 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.2% 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
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,100 21.7 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,551 26.3 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,271 13.1 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 912 9.4 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in East Maitland (State Suburbs), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.4% 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 East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,251 40.0 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,212 38.7 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 592 18.9 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 76 2.4 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in East Maitland (State Suburbs), 38.7% were couple families with children, 40.0% were couple families without children and 18.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 18.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% 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
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 484 19.7 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 86 3.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 543 22.1 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 341 13.9 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 163 6.6 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 583 23.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 116 4.7 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 142 5.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 19.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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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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 East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,655 91.7 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 421 8.3 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

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

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 3,506 75.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 700 15.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 334 7.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 6 0.1 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in East Maitland (State Suburbs), 75.3% were separate houses, 15.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.2% were flat or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 301 6.5 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 940 20.2 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,958 42.1 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,325 28.5 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 115 2.5 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.5% had 1 bedroom, 20.2% had 2 bedrooms and 42.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 1,431 30.7 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,402 30.1 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,646 35.3 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 60 1.3 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 121 2.6 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in East Maitland (State Suburbs), 30.7% were owned outright, 30.1% were owned with a mortgage and 35.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,088 66.4 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,433 30.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 133 2.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.4% were family households, 30.8% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.2 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 11.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), 25.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.0% 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 East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.3 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.7 -- 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 East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
None 411 8.8 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,728 37.1 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,651 35.5 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 709 15.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 155 3.3 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), 37.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 932 20.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,592 77.3 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 121 2.6 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), 77.3% 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.
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 261 50.0 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 261 50.0 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 23 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
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,348 -- 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 East Maitland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,348.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
East Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 283 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,680 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In East Maitland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $283 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,680.

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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