2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Ballarat Central

Code SSC20110 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 5,328
Male 47.9%
Female 52.1%
Median age 39
Families 1,183
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 2,758
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,165
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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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
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Male 2,554 47.9 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,779 52.1 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 36 0.7 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,328 people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs). Of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

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Age Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 39 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 283 5.3 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 284 5.3 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 247 4.6 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 312 5.9 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 453 8.5 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 456 8.6 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 359 6.7 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 326 6.1 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 361 6.8 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 332 6.2 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 354 6.6 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 372 7.0 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 311 5.8 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 298 5.6 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 201 3.8 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 162 3.0 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 111 2.1 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 111 2.1 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,657 36.7 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 173 3.8 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 491 10.9 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 228 5.1 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,964 43.5 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 36.7% were married and 14.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,393 36.6 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 430 11.3 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,980 52.1 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 95 5.7 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 175 10.4 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 117 7.0 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 83 4.9 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 63 3.7 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 85 5.1 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 93 5.5 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 95 5.7 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 446 26.5 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 32 1.9 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 397 23.6 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.4% were in primary school, 14.0% in secondary school and 32.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,343 29.7 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 441 9.8 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 142 3.1 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 448 9.9 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 654 14.5 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 269 6.0 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 326 7.2 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 339 7.5 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9 0.2 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 467 10.3 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 14.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 13.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.8% 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 Ballarat Central % Victoria % 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 Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,346 82.0 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 761 14.3 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 321 6.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 231 4.3 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,595 67.4 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 67.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,409 50.7 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,014 36.5 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 134 4.8 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 223 8.0 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,780 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs). Of these 50.7% were employed full time, 36.5% were employed part-time and 8.0% 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
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 389 15.3 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 264 10.4 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 356 14.0 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 412 16.2 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 996 39.1 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 15.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 623 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,687 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,165 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) was $623.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,351 74.2 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,168 25.8 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 517 11.4 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,116 24.7 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,162 25.7 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,306 28.9 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 570 12.6 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 310 6.9 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 28.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 471 39.9 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 465 39.4 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 224 19.0 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 20 1.7 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 39.4% were couple families with children, 39.9% were couple families without children and 19.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 13.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 86.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 13.5% of single parents were male and 86.5% 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
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 205 21.7 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 53 5.6 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 256 27.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 102 10.8 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 57 6.0 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 159 16.8 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 55 5.8 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 58 6.1 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.6% had both employed part-time and 27.1% 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 Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,172 84.1 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 410 15.9 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 84.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 1,636 75.3 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 273 12.6 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 242 11.1 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 13 0.6 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 75.3% were separate houses, 12.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.1% were flat or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.3 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 104 4.8 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 606 27.7 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,038 47.5 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 383 17.5 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 47 2.2 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.8% had 1 bedroom, 27.7% had 2 bedrooms and 47.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 655 30.0 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 589 27.0 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 887 40.6 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 8 0.4 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 44 2.0 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 30.0% were owned outright, 27.0% were owned with a mortgage and 40.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,173 53.7 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 812 37.2 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 200 9.2 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of all households, 53.7% were family households, 37.2% were single person households and 9.2% were group households.

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Household income Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 11.5 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 26.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.5 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.5 -- 10.4 -- 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.

View the data quality statement for Rent weekly payments (RNTD)
Mortgage monthly repayments Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.1 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.9 -- 7.5 -- 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 Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
None 216 9.9 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 990 45.4 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 684 31.4 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 220 10.1 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 70 3.2 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 45.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 319 14.6 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,815 83.1 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 51 2.3 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 83.1% 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.
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Male 20 50.0 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 20 50.0 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 33 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 33 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
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.5 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,062 -- 1,200 -- 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 Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2 persons, with 0.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,062.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 265 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $265 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200.

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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