2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Helensburgh

Code SSC11890 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,383
Male 50.3%
Female 49.7%
Median age 37
Families 1,730
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 1.1
All private dwellings 2,194
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $2,111
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,300
Median weekly rent $475
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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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
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 3,210 50.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,173 49.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 160 2.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,383 people in Helensburgh (State Suburbs). Of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

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Age Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 491 7.7 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 512 8.0 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 448 7.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 434 6.8 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 380 6.0 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 328 5.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 383 6.0 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 489 7.7 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 532 8.3 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 446 7.0 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 497 7.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 398 6.2 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 318 5.0 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 247 3.9 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 180 2.8 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 124 1.9 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 86 1.3 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 83 1.3 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Helensburgh (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 2,702 54.8 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 128 2.6 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 355 7.2 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 191 3.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,554 31.5 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Helensburgh (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.8% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,437 54.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 496 11.2 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,505 33.9 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 185 9.4 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 487 24.6 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 169 8.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 16 0.8 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 300 15.2 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 115 5.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 33 1.7 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 139 7.0 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 212 10.7 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 28 1.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 292 14.8 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 31.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 17.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 917 18.6 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 522 10.6 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 196 4.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 931 18.9 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 608 12.3 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 156 3.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 657 13.3 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 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 287 5.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 5 0.1 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 451 9.1 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 12.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.6% 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 Helensburgh % 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 Helensburgh (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,354 84.3 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 Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 881 13.8 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 509 8.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 460 7.2 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,132 64.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 64.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,098 60.1 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,111 31.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 153 4.4 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 130 3.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 3,492 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Helensburgh (State Suburbs). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 31.8% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 340 10.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 384 11.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 390 11.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 592 17.6 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,504 44.7 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 827 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,279 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,111 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Helensburgh (State Suburbs) was $827.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,735 75.8 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,852 37.6 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 597 12.1 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,024 20.8 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.6% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.8% 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
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,190 24.2 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,410 28.6 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 680 13.8 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 457 9.3 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 28.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% 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 Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 482 27.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,024 58.9 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 224 12.9 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 9 0.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 58.9% were couple families with children, 27.7% were couple families without children and 12.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% 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
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 373 24.8 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 58 3.9 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 484 32.2 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 174 11.6 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 81 5.4 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 172 11.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 83 5.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 77 5.1 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 24.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 32.2% 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 Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,000 93.9 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 130 6.1 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 1,672 83.6 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 69 3.4 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 243 12.1 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 13 0.7 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 83.6% were separate houses, 3.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.1% were flat or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 12 0.6 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 251 12.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 922 46.1 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 794 39.7 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 1.0 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 12.5% had 2 bedrooms and 46.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 591 29.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,104 55.1 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 272 13.6 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 0.4 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 27 1.3 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 29.5% were owned outright, 55.1% were owned with a mortgage and 13.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,700 85.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 268 13.4 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 27 1.4 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.2% were family households, 13.4% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

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Household income Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 10.5 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 25.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 10.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 25.0% 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 Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 475 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.8 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor-only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,300 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
None 45 2.2 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 534 26.7 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 907 45.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 471 23.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 43 2.2 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 26.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 162 8.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,808 90.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 30 1.5 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 90.4% 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.
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 96 57.8 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 70 42.2 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), 57.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 42.2% were female. The median age was 25 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
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,218 -- 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 Helensburgh (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,218.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Helensburgh % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 440 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Helensburgh (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $440 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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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