2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

Shellharbour

Code SSC13533 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,561
Male 49.8%
Female 50.2%
Median age 44
Families 1,011
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 1,508
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,395
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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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
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 1,773 49.8 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,786 50.2 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 101 2.8 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,561 people in Shellharbour (State Suburbs). Of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.8% of the population.

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Age Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 156 4.4 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 204 5.7 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 242 6.8 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 207 5.8 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 221 6.2 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 195 5.5 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 166 4.7 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 167 4.7 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 240 6.7 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 217 6.1 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 293 8.2 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 330 9.3 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 233 6.5 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 230 6.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 165 4.6 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 130 3.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 108 3.0 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 57 1.6 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Shellharbour (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 1,560 52.5 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 101 3.4 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 284 9.6 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 145 4.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 881 29.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Shellharbour (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.5% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,405 52.6 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 237 8.9 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,027 38.5 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 57 5.5 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 192 18.6 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 63 6.1 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 10 1.0 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 137 13.2 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 63 6.1 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 26 2.5 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 75 7.2 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 120 11.6 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 22 2.1 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 270 26.1 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 28.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.4% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 19.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 408 13.7 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 262 8.8 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 114 3.8 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 518 17.4 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 356 12.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 113 3.8 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 480 16.2 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 5 0.2 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 293 9.9 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 297 10.0 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 12.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Shellharbour % 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 Shellharbour (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,702 75.9 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 Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 817 23.0 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 287 8.1 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 177 5.0 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,001 56.2 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 56.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 967 56.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 566 33.2 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 89 5.2 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 85 5.0 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 1,707 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Shellharbour (State Suburbs). Of these 56.6% were employed full time, 33.2% were employed part-time and 5.0% 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
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 171 10.6 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 201 12.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 187 11.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 321 19.8 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 645 39.8 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 627 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,664 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,395 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Shellharbour (State Suburbs) was $627.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,117 71.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 878 29.6 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 380 12.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 507 17.1 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.6% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.1% 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
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 618 20.9 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 773 26.1 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 419 14.2 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 299 10.1 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 26.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% 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 Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 403 40.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 424 42.3 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 160 16.0 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 15 1.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 42.3% were couple families with children, 40.2% were couple families without children and 16.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 19.3 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.7 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% 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
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 138 16.4 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 41 4.9 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 181 21.6 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 87 10.4 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 57 6.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 255 30.4 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 40 4.8 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 40 4.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 16.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 21.6% 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 Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,275 90.6 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 132 9.4 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 884 69.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 246 19.3 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 126 9.9 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 16 1.3 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 69.3% were separate houses, 19.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.9% were flat or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 54 4.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 257 20.2 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 532 41.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 405 31.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 1.6 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 20.2% had 2 bedrooms and 41.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 494 38.3 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 342 26.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 420 32.6 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 8 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 26 2.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 38.3% were owned outright, 26.5% were owned with a mortgage and 32.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 981 76.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 273 21.2 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 33 2.6 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.2% were family households, 21.2% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

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Household income Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 14.2 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 19.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 14.2% 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 Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.2 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.8 -- 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 Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
None 57 4.5 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 436 34.1 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 464 36.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 276 21.6 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 45 3.5 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 34.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 222 17.3 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,027 80.2 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 31 2.4 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 80.2% 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.
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 52 51.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 49 48.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), 51.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.5% 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
Shellharbour % 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 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,542 -- 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 Shellharbour (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,542.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Shellharbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 343 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Shellharbour (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $343 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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