2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Sawtell

Code SSC13498 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,682
Male 48.3%
Female 51.7%
Median age 46
Families 1,001
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 1,965
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,107
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 1,779 48.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,901 51.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 161 4.4 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,682 people in Sawtell (State Suburbs). Of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.4% of the population.

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Age Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 46 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 161 4.4 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 253 6.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 210 5.7 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 196 5.3 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 151 4.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 152 4.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 188 5.1 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 195 5.3 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 255 6.9 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 232 6.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 242 6.6 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 288 7.8 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 307 8.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 296 8.0 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 200 5.4 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 156 4.2 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 112 3.0 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 95 2.6 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Sawtell (State Suburbs) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 1,462 47.6 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 138 4.5 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 381 12.4 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 206 6.7 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 883 28.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Sawtell (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.6% were married and 16.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,318 47.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 250 9.0 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,195 43.3 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 70 7.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 187 19.3 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 71 7.3 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 35 3.6 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 77 7.9 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 69 7.1 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 55 5.7 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 82 8.5 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 108 11.1 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 15 1.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 200 20.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.3% were in primary school, 20.9% in secondary school and 19.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 649 21.2 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 325 10.6 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 91 3.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 475 15.5 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 347 11.3 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 103 3.4 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 393 12.8 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 10 0.3 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 289 9.4 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 6 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 281 9.2 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Sawtell (State Suburbs), 11.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.3% 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 Sawtell % 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 Sawtell (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,068 83.5 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 Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 476 12.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 234 6.4 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 147 4.0 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,605 70.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), 70.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 852 50.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 646 38.4 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 75 4.5 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 111 6.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 1,684 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sawtell (State Suburbs). Of these 50.6% were employed full time, 38.4% were employed part-time and 6.6% 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
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 254 16.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 175 11.1 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 219 13.9 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 281 17.8 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 572 36.2 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Sawtell (State Suburbs), 16.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 609 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,460 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,107 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sawtell (State Suburbs) was $609.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,273 74.1 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 836 27.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 410 13.4 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 773 25.2 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.3% provided care for children and 13.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.2% 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
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 603 19.7 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 918 30.0 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 453 14.8 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 294 9.6 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sawtell (State Suburbs), 30.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% 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 Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 455 45.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 347 34.8 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 187 18.8 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 7 0.7 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Sawtell (State Suburbs), 34.8% were couple families with children, 45.7% were couple families without children and 18.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% 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
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 122 15.1 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 48 5.9 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 171 21.1 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 79 9.8 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 46 5.7 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 259 32.0 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 36 4.4 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 49 6.0 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 15.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.9% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,507 83.6 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 295 16.4 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), 83.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 1,029 68.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 204 13.5 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 225 14.9 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 44 2.9 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Sawtell (State Suburbs), 68.3% were separate houses, 13.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.9% were flat or apartments and 2.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.9 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 93 6.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 342 22.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 602 39.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 429 28.3 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 38 2.5 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.1% had 1 bedroom, 22.5% had 2 bedrooms and 39.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 606 39.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 357 23.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 504 33.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 8 0.5 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 44 2.9 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Sawtell (State Suburbs), 39.9% were owned outright, 23.5% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 981 64.8 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 465 30.7 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 68 4.5 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.8% were family households, 30.7% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

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Household income Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.8 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 10.4 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), 24.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.4% 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 Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.9 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.1 -- 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 Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.5 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.5 -- 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 Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
None 91 6.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 612 40.7 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 563 37.4 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 173 11.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 66 4.4 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), 40.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 274 18.0 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,207 79.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 40 2.6 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), 79.4% 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.
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 88 55.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 71 44.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), 55.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 44.7% were female. The median age was 22 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
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.2 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,042 -- 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 Sawtell (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,042.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Sawtell % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 295 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,559 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Sawtell (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $295 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,559.

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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