2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

South Maitland

Code SSC13591 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 471
Male 52.3%
Female 47.7%
Median age 44
Families 107
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 242
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $931
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,387
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 246 52.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 224 47.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 35 7.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 471 people in South Maitland (State Suburbs). Of these 52.3% were male and 47.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.6% of the population.

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Age South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 28 5.8 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 28 5.8 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 13 2.7 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 34 7.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 29 6.0 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 24 5.0 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 34 7.0 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 31 6.4 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 31 6.4 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 32 6.6 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 31 6.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 39 8.1 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 29 6.0 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 37 7.6 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 30 6.2 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 12 2.5 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 14 2.9 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 8 1.7 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Maitland (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 127 31.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 33 8.1 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 52 12.8 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 24 5.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 171 42.0 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Maitland (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 31.2% were married and 20.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 103 34.2 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 36 12.0 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 162 53.8 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 8 5.7 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 12 8.6 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3 2.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 15 10.7 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 0 0.0 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 0 0.0 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 8 5.7 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 0 0.0 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 94 67.1 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.1% were in primary school, 11.9% in secondary school and 5.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 27 6.9 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 16 4.1 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 16 4.1 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 55 14.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 34 8.7 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 19 4.8 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 55 14.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 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 58 14.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 3 0.8 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 105 26.7 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in South Maitland (State Suburbs), 8.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 4.1% 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 South Maitland % 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 South Maitland (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 341 74.3 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 South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 37 7.8 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 19 4.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 8 1.7 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 310 65.7 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), 65.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 100 53.8 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 46 24.7 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 12 6.5 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 28 15.1 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 186 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Maitland (State Suburbs). Of these 53.8% were employed full time, 24.7% were employed part-time and 15.1% 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
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 17 11.0 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 8 5.2 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 17 11.0 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 43 27.9 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 58 37.7 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Maitland (State Suburbs), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 464 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,166 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 931 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Maitland (State Suburbs) was $464.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 223 55.2 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 87 22.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 53 13.3 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 56 13.8 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.0% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.8% 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
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 55 13.8 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 81 20.2 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 50 12.5 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 33 8.2 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Maitland (State Suburbs), 20.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.2% 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 South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 38 33.9 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 34 30.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 35 31.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 5 4.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Maitland (State Suburbs), 30.4% were couple families with children, 33.9% were couple families without children and 31.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 34.2 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 65.8 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), 34.2% of single parents were male and 65.8% 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
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 7 10.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 7 10.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 13 19.7 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 6 9.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 11 16.7 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 19 28.8 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 3 4.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 0 0.0 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 10.6% had both partners employed full-time, 10.6% had both employed part-time and 19.7% 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 South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 171 90.0 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 19 10.0 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), 90.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 128 74.9 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 11 6.4 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3 1.8 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 26 15.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in South Maitland (State Suburbs), 74.9% were separate houses, 6.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.8% were flat or apartments and 15.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 8 5.0 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 18 11.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 35 21.7 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 77 47.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 19 11.8 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 4 2.5 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.7% had 2 bedrooms and 47.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 65 38.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 47 28.1 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 51 30.5 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 0 0.0 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 4 2.4 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Maitland (State Suburbs), 38.9% were owned outright, 28.1% were owned with a mortgage and 30.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 104 61.9 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 61 36.3 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 3 1.8 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), of all households, 61.9% were family households, 36.3% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

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Household income South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), 29.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.3% 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 South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.5 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 17.5 -- 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 South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
None 27 16.5 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 58 35.4 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 52 31.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 24 14.6 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 1.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 46 27.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 119 70.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 4 2.4 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), 70.4% 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.
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 22 52.4 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 20 47.6 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), 52.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.6% 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
South Maitland % 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 1,562 -- 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 South Maitland (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 $1,562.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Maitland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 229 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,539 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In South Maitland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $229 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,539.

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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