2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Gosford

Code SSC11722 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,499
Male 52.9%
Female 47.1%
Median age 35
Families 835
Average children per family
for families with children 1.4
for all families 0.3
All private dwellings 2,071
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,203
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $340
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2

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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

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
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 1,855 52.9 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,649 47.1 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 82 2.3 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,499 people in Gosford (State Suburbs). Of these 52.9% were male and 47.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

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Age Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 193 5.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 121 3.5 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 84 2.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 111 3.2 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 313 8.9 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 481 13.7 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 400 11.4 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 289 8.2 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 216 6.2 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 213 6.1 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 222 6.3 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 189 5.4 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 183 5.2 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 180 5.1 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 135 3.9 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 77 2.2 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 55 1.6 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 43 1.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Gosford (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 989 31.8 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 153 4.9 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 417 13.4 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 141 4.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,408 45.3 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Gosford (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 31.8% were married and 18.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 821 31.2 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 388 14.8 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,420 54.0 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 31.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 37 3.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 111 11.4 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 1.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3 0.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 73 7.5 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.3 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 6 0.6 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 98 10.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 214 22.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 39 4.0 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 371 38.2 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 27.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 13.7% were in primary school, 8.9% in secondary school and 32.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 751 24.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 273 8.8 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 127 4.1 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 352 11.4 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 514 16.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 91 2.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 304 9.8 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 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 178 5.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 398 12.9 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Gosford (State Suburbs), 16.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.7% 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 Gosford % 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 Gosford (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,079 59.6 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,277 36.5 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 222 6.3 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 161 4.6 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,470 42.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 42.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,189 61.5 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 481 24.9 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 75 3.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 189 9.8 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 1,934 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gosford (State Suburbs). Of these 61.5% were employed full time, 24.9% were employed part-time and 9.8% 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
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 135 7.7 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 160 9.2 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 181 10.4 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 452 25.9 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 740 42.4 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Gosford (State Suburbs), 7.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 719 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,495 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,203 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gosford (State Suburbs) was $719.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,082 67.1 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 637 20.5 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 302 9.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 417 13.4 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.5% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.4% 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
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 846 27.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 833 26.9 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 241 7.8 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 163 5.3 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gosford (State Suburbs), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.3% 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 398 48.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 222 26.9 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 183 22.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 23 2.8 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Gosford (State Suburbs), 26.9% were couple families with children, 48.2% were couple families without children and 22.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 21.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 21.0% of single parents were male and 79.0% 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
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 142 22.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 23 3.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 125 19.9 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 113 18.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 40 6.4 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 110 17.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 34 5.4 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 42 6.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 22.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 19.9% 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,640 87.1 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 242 12.9 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 87.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 117 7.1 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 165 10.1 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,345 82.0 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Gosford (State Suburbs), 7.1% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 82.0% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.5 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 115 7.0 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,045 63.8 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 386 23.6 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 36 2.2 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 46 2.8 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 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.0% had 1 bedroom, 63.8% had 2 bedrooms and 23.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 203 12.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 237 14.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,134 69.4 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 52 3.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Gosford (State Suburbs), 12.4% were owned outright, 14.5% were owned with a mortgage and 69.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 821 50.1 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 687 41.9 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 130 7.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of all households, 50.1% were family households, 41.9% were single person households and 7.9% were group households.

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Household income Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.8 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 6.8 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 23.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.8% 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 71.8 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 28.2 -- 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
None 243 14.9 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 877 53.8 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 370 22.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 69 4.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 72 4.4 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 53.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 215 13.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,366 83.8 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 50 3.1 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 83.8% 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.
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 44 51.2 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 42 48.8 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 51.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.8% were female. The median age was 28 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
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,292 -- 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 Gosford (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,292.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 345 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,363 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Gosford (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $345 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,363.

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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