2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Muswellbrook

Code SSC12868 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 12,075
Male 51.2%
Female 48.8%
Median age 34
Families 3,040
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 5,495
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,331
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,668
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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Expand People category,
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People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 6,183 51.2 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 5,889 48.8 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,122 9.3 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 12,075 people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs). Of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.3% of the population.

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Age Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 988 8.2 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 947 7.8 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 831 6.9 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 714 5.9 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 771 6.4 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 924 7.7 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 950 7.9 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 785 6.5 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 741 6.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 818 6.8 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 844 7.0 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 697 5.8 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 611 5.1 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 515 4.3 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 364 3.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 242 2.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 198 1.6 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 138 1.1 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 3,994 42.9 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 445 4.8 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 843 9.1 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 486 5.2 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,543 38.1 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.9% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,481 43.1 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,128 14.0 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,460 42.9 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 279 7.4 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 884 23.5 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 226 6.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 79 2.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 459 12.2 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 219 5.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 42 1.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 268 7.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 182 4.8 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 51 1.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,077 28.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 31.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.4% were in primary school, 19.1% in secondary school and 11.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 759 8.1 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 539 5.8 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 345 3.7 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,755 18.8 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,015 10.9 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 469 5.0 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,772 19.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 27 0.3 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,181 12.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 22 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,215 13.0 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 10.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 22.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.8% 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 Muswellbrook % 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 Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,242 84.9 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,175 9.7 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 484 4.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 371 3.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 8,932 74.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 74.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,155 58.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,415 26.3 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 291 5.4 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 519 9.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 5,380 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs). Of these 58.6% were employed full time, 26.3% were employed part-time and 9.6% 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
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 466 9.6 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 455 9.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 500 10.3 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 910 18.7 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,243 46.1 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 630 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,640 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,331 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) was $630.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,282 67.5 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,927 31.4 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 976 10.5 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,452 15.6 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Muswellbrook (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, 31.4% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.6% 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
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,789 19.2 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,279 24.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,098 11.8 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,107 11.9 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,081 35.5 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,275 41.9 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 654 21.5 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 36 1.2 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 41.9% were couple families with children, 35.5% were couple families without children and 21.5% were one parent families.

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

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 475 20.1 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 70 3.0 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 530 22.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 408 17.3 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 120 5.1 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 471 20.0 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 153 6.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 132 5.6 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 20.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 22.5% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,383 84.7 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 794 15.3 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 84.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 3,811 86.9 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 515 11.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 27 0.6 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 9 0.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 86.9% were separate houses, 11.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.6% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 15 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 134 3.0 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 473 10.8 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,863 42.4 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,802 41.0 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 108 2.5 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 10.8% had 2 bedrooms and 42.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 1,033 23.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,358 30.9 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,879 42.8 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 0.2 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 113 2.6 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 23.5% were owned outright, 30.9% were owned with a mortgage and 42.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,003 68.3 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,237 28.1 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 155 3.5 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.3% were family households, 28.1% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

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Household income Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 23.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.5% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.0 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.0 -- 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,668 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.5 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.5 -- 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
None 339 7.7 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,544 35.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,662 37.8 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 678 15.4 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 169 3.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 35.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 883 20.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,382 77.0 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 130 3.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Muswellbrook (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.
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 569 50.9 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 549 49.1 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 50.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.1% 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
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,101 -- 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 Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,101.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 245 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,727 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $245 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,727.

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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