2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Gunnedah

Code SSC11812 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 9,726
Male 49.2%
Female 50.8%
Median age 38
Families 2,508
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 4,298
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,270
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 4,785 49.2 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,946 50.8 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,329 13.7 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 9,726 people in Gunnedah (State Suburbs). Of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 13.7% of the population.

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Age Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 754 7.7 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 724 7.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 585 6.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 564 5.8 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 520 5.3 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 668 6.9 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 615 6.3 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 548 5.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 535 5.5 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 582 6.0 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 583 6.0 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 613 6.3 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 545 5.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 507 5.2 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 422 4.3 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 386 4.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 295 3.0 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 288 3.0 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Gunnedah (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 3,615 47.1 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 302 3.9 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 584 7.6 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 667 8.7 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,512 32.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Gunnedah (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.1% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,179 47.3 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 802 11.9 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,741 40.8 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 235 8.1 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 551 19.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 279 9.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 47 1.6 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 257 8.9 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 226 7.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 60 2.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 174 6.0 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 152 5.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 44 1.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 875 30.2 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.0% were in primary school, 18.7% in secondary school and 11.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 792 10.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 492 6.4 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 225 2.9 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,288 16.8 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 832 10.9 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 324 4.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,392 18.2 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 11 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 969 12.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 32 0.4 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,079 14.1 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 10.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.4% 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 Gunnedah % 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 Gunnedah (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 8,387 86.2 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 686 7.0 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 291 3.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 233 2.4 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 7,748 79.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 79.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,666 60.2 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,266 28.6 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 252 5.7 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 248 5.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 4,432 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gunnedah (State Suburbs). Of these 60.2% were employed full time, 28.6% were employed part-time and 5.6% 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
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 454 10.9 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 358 8.6 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 456 10.9 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 701 16.8 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,961 47.0 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 620 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,628 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,270 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gunnedah (State Suburbs) was $620.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,268 68.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,219 29.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 864 11.3 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,777 23.2 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.2% 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
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,486 19.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,924 25.1 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 990 12.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 864 11.3 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 998 39.8 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,044 41.6 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 429 17.1 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 36 1.4 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 41.6% were couple families with children, 39.8% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 16.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% 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
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 452 22.1 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 72 3.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 500 24.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 261 12.8 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 84 4.1 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 405 19.8 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 130 6.4 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 137 6.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 22.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 24.5% 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,638 90.1 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 399 9.9 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 3,188 87.6 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 160 4.4 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 244 6.7 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 24 0.7 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 87.6% were separate houses, 4.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flat or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 108 3.0 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 536 14.8 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,590 43.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,268 35.0 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 106 2.9 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 14.8% had 2 bedrooms and 43.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 1,181 32.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,108 30.4 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,198 32.9 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 34 0.9 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 120 3.3 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 32.4% were owned outright, 30.4% were owned with a mortgage and 32.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,466 67.9 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,071 29.5 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 94 2.6 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.9% were family households, 29.5% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

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Household income Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.4 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 24.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 12.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
None 212 5.8 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,241 34.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,298 35.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 682 18.8 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 200 5.5 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 979 26.9 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,537 69.8 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 118 3.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 69.8% 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.
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 660 49.8 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 664 50.2 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), 49.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.2% were female. The median age was 20 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
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,084 -- 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 Gunnedah (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,084.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,473 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Gunnedah (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,473.

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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