2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Ballarat North

Code SSC20112 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,925
Male 46.2%
Female 53.8%
Median age 42
Families 997
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 1,875
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,065
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Male 1,813 46.2 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,111 53.8 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 47 1.2 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,925 people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs). Of these 46.2% were male and 53.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

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Age Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 42 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 242 6.2 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 258 6.6 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 216 5.5 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 238 6.1 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 206 5.2 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 260 6.6 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 214 5.5 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 221 5.6 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 218 5.6 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 244 6.2 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 250 6.4 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 254 6.5 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 222 5.7 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 224 5.7 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 186 4.7 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 144 3.7 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 153 3.9 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 176 4.5 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,457 45.4 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 118 3.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 299 9.3 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 287 8.9 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,051 32.7 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.4% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,265 44.5 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 302 10.6 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,277 44.9 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 61 5.6 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 181 16.7 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 86 7.9 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 55 5.1 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 66 6.1 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 112 10.4 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 50 4.6 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 41 3.8 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 175 16.2 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 28 2.6 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 227 21.0 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were in primary school, 20.9% in secondary school and 20.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 630 19.6 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 282 8.8 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 93 2.9 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 436 13.6 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 454 14.1 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 228 7.1 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 336 10.5 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 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 385 12.0 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 6 0.2 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 296 9.2 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 14.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.6% 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 Ballarat North % 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 North (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,412 87.2 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 383 9.8 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 211 5.4 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 144 3.7 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,962 75.5 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 75.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,002 55.5 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 593 32.8 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 85 4.7 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 126 7.0 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,806 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat North (State Suburbs). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 7.0% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 233 13.9 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 179 10.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 175 10.5 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 297 17.8 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 704 42.1 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 13.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 578 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,505 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,065 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) was $578.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,254 70.2 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 937 29.2 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 394 12.3 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 716 22.3 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.3% 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
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 678 21.1 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 860 26.8 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 406 12.6 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 310 9.7 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 412 41.3 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 393 39.4 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 180 18.1 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 12 1.2 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 39.4% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 13.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 86.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 13.6% of single parents were male and 86.4% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 150 18.7 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 34 4.2 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 207 25.8 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 115 14.3 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 35 4.4 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 181 22.6 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 29 3.6 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 51 6.4 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 18.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 25.8% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,610 88.9 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 202 11.1 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 88.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 1,368 85.0 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 210 13.0 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 29 1.8 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 85.0% were separate houses, 13.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.8% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 100 6.2 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 350 21.8 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 718 44.7 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 401 25.0 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 37 2.3 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.8% had 2 bedrooms and 44.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 582 36.2 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 461 28.7 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 485 30.2 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 30 1.9 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 50 3.1 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 36.2% were owned outright, 28.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 987 61.3 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 568 35.3 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 55 3.4 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of all households, 61.3% were family households, 35.3% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

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Household income Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.8 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 9.2 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 29.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.2% 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 Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.7 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.3 -- 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
None 132 8.2 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 623 38.9 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 559 34.9 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 230 14.3 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 59 3.7 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 38.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 330 20.5 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,240 76.9 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 43 2.7 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 76.9% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Male 29 63.0 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 17 37.0 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 27 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 63.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 37.0% were female. The median age was 27 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.7 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 866 -- 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 North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5 persons, with 0.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $866.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 248 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $248 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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