2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Fairy Meadow

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People 7,405
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Median age 37
Families 1,852
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 3,220
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,123
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,907
Median weekly rent $340
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
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 3,672 49.6 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,728 50.4 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 136 1.8 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 7,405 people in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs). Of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

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Age Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 404 5.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 405 5.5 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 348 4.7 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 437 5.9 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 759 10.3 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 632 8.5 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 527 7.1 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 448 6.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 463 6.3 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 475 6.4 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 433 5.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 416 5.6 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 364 4.9 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 305 4.1 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 309 4.2 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 269 3.6 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 216 2.9 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 194 2.6 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 2,576 41.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 225 3.6 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 561 9.0 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 406 6.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,480 39.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 41.2% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,274 40.5 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 528 9.4 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,807 50.0 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 122 4.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 365 14.5 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 116 4.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 33 1.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 234 9.3 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 141 5.6 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 12 0.5 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 172 6.8 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 825 32.8 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 54 2.1 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 444 17.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 34.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.2% were in primary school, 15.6% in secondary school and 39.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,329 21.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 531 8.5 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 191 3.1 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 909 14.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 953 15.3 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 213 3.4 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 679 10.9 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 11 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.1 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 623 10.0 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 59 0.9 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 550 8.8 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 15.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% 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 Fairy Meadow % 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 Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 4,822 65.3 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 Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,849 38.5 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 535 7.2 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 363 4.9 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,191 43.1 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 43.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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Religious affiliation, top responses Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,726 51.1 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,164 34.5 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 172 5.1 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 313 9.3 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 3,375 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs). Of these 51.1% were employed full time, 34.5% were employed part-time and 9.3% 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
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 447 14.5 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 363 11.8 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 360 11.7 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 596 19.4 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,133 36.8 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 14.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 497 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,435 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,123 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs) was $497.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,217 67.5 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,563 25.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 801 12.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,085 17.4 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.0% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.4% 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
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,447 23.1 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,591 25.4 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 681 10.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 501 8.0 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.0% 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 Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 692 37.4 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 738 39.9 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 373 20.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 47 2.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 39.9% were couple families with children, 37.4% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% 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
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 248 17.3 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 55 3.8 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 284 19.8 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 185 12.9 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 105 7.3 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 423 29.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 61 4.3 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 71 5.0 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 17.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 19.8% 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 Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,819 92.0 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 246 8.0 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 1,635 58.0 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 544 19.3 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 601 21.3 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 31 1.1 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 58.0% were separate houses, 19.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.3% were flat or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 15 0.5 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 174 6.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 997 35.3 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,070 37.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 502 17.8 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 63 2.2 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 35.3% had 2 bedrooms and 37.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 935 33.0 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 640 22.6 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,171 41.4 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 15 0.5 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 70 2.5 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 33.0% were owned outright, 22.6% were owned with a mortgage and 41.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,806 63.8 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 817 28.9 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 207 7.3 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), of all households, 63.8% were family households, 28.9% were single person households and 7.3% were group households.

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Household income Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.0 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 10.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 27.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.0% 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 Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.7 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 20.3 -- 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 Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
None 380 13.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,196 42.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 799 28.2 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 352 12.4 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 102 3.6 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 42.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.2% 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 Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 582 20.6 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,177 77.0 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 68 2.4 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 77.0% 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.
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 63 46.0 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 74 54.0 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), 46.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.0% were female. The median age was 26 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
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,228 -- 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 Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,228.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Fairy Meadow % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 316 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Fairy Meadow (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $316 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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