2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales State Suburbs

South Nowra

Code SSC13594 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,928
Male 48%
Female 52%
Median age 32
Families 497
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 743
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,330
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 926 48.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,005 52.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 156 8.1 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,928 people in South Nowra (State Suburbs). Of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.1% of the population.

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Age South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 32 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 200 10.4 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 147 7.6 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 112 5.8 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 94 4.9 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 121 6.3 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 192 10.0 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 202 10.5 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 110 5.7 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 127 6.6 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 89 4.6 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 65 3.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 77 4.0 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 91 4.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 105 5.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 72 3.7 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 51 2.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 33 1.7 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 35 1.8 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Nowra (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 687 46.8 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 68 4.6 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 133 9.1 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 66 4.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 514 35.0 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Nowra (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.8% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 601 49.1 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 188 15.4 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 434 35.5 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 55 9.7 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 132 23.3 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 29 5.1 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 28 4.9 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 62 11.0 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 11 1.9 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 12 2.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 32 5.7 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 49 8.7 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 8 1.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 148 26.1 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.4% were in primary school, 15.5% in secondary school and 14.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 153 10.5 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 123 8.5 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 109 7.5 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 264 18.1 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 153 10.5 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 57 3.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 209 14.4 702,178 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 144 9.9 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 204 14.0 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in South Nowra (State Suburbs), 10.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 26.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% 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 Nowra % 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 Nowra (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 1,517 79.2 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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 307 15.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 106 5.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 83 4.3 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,222 63.4 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), 63.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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Language, top responses (other than English) South Nowra % 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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 507 60.9 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 228 27.4 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 50 6.0 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 47 5.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 832 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Nowra (State Suburbs). Of these 60.9% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 5.6% 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
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 64 8.2 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 83 10.6 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 84 10.7 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 152 19.4 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 348 44.3 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Nowra (State Suburbs), 8.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 657 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,557 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,330 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Nowra (State Suburbs) was $657.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 982 67.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 509 34.8 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 174 11.9 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 207 14.2 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.8% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.2% 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
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 258 17.6 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 410 28.0 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 149 10.2 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 165 11.3 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Nowra (State Suburbs), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Expand Families category,
includes family composition employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 192 38.5 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 214 42.9 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 85 17.0 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 8 1.6 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Nowra (State Suburbs), 42.9% were couple families with children, 38.5% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 12.2 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 87.8 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), 12.2% of single parents were male and 87.8% 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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 87 21.8 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 14 3.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 92 23.0 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 62 15.5 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 11 2.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 77 19.2 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 30 7.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 27 6.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 21.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 626 89.8 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 71 10.2 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 558 89.1 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 52 8.3 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 4 0.6 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 4 0.6 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in South Nowra (State Suburbs), 89.1% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.6% were flat or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 22 3.5 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 78 12.4 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 181 28.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 335 53.1 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 2.4 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 12.4% had 2 bedrooms and 28.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 163 25.6 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 268 42.1 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 183 28.7 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 4 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 19 3.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Nowra (State Suburbs), 25.6% were owned outright, 42.1% were owned with a mortgage and 28.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 477 75.8 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 134 21.3 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 18 2.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.8% were family households, 21.3% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 22.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 8.6 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), 22.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.6% 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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
None 21 3.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 217 34.7 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 250 39.9 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 116 18.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 22 3.5 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), 34.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 86 13.6 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 528 83.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 19 3.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), 83.4% 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 Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 78 48.4 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 83 51.6 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), 48.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.6% 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
South Nowra % 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 1,267 -- 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 Nowra (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 $1,267.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 216 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,818 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In South Nowra (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $216 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,818.

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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