2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Balwyn

Code SSC20122 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 13,312
Male 46.8%
Female 53.2%
Median age 42
Families 3,571
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 5,572
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,715
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $410
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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Expand People category,
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
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Male 6,223 46.8 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,086 53.2 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 26 0.2 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 13,312 people in Balwyn (State Suburbs). Of these 46.8% were male and 53.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

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Age Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 42 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 536 4.0 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 715 5.4 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 897 6.7 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,122 8.4 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 957 7.2 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 785 5.9 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 601 4.5 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 638 4.8 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 829 6.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,012 7.6 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,002 7.5 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 886 6.7 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 781 5.9 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 669 5.0 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 578 4.3 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 422 3.2 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 385 2.9 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 498 3.7 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Balwyn (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Married 5,900 52.9 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 220 2.0 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 644 5.8 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 689 6.2 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,693 33.1 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Balwyn (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.9% were married and 7.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 5,169 50.6 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 460 4.5 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,578 44.9 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 197 4.5 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 685 15.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 132 3.0 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 203 4.6 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 544 12.4 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 190 4.3 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 444 10.1 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 136 3.1 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,152 26.2 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 121 2.8 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 596 13.5 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), 33.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.3% were in primary school, 26.9% in secondary school and 29.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,680 41.9 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,085 9.7 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 144 1.3 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 471 4.2 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,048 18.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 518 4.6 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 509 4.6 376,237 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 660 5.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 47 0.4 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 743 6.7 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 18.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.7% 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 Balwyn % 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 Balwyn (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,361 55.4 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 Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,989 52.5 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 736 5.5 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 591 4.4 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,407 33.1 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), 33.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 52.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,433 54.2 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,225 35.1 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 272 4.3 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 408 6.4 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 6,338 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balwyn (State Suburbs). Of these 54.2% were employed full time, 35.1% were employed part-time and 6.4% 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
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 926 15.6 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 669 11.3 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 631 10.6 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 799 13.5 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,634 44.4 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 15.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 710 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 2,153 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,715 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balwyn (State Suburbs) was $710.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,164 73.2 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,091 27.7 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,423 12.8 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,654 23.8 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.8% 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
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,927 26.2 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,857 25.6 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,414 12.7 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 967 8.7 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% 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 Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,097 30.8 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,816 50.9 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 575 16.1 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 79 2.2 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 50.9% were couple families with children, 30.8% were couple families without children and 16.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 16.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% 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
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 539 18.5 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 119 4.1 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 614 21.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 459 15.7 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 226 7.8 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 611 21.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 124 4.3 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 223 7.7 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,784 89.3 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 572 10.7 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), 89.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 2,906 60.7 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,251 26.1 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 605 12.6 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 13 0.3 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 60.7% were separate houses, 26.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.6% were flat or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 184 3.8 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,222 25.5 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,559 32.5 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,731 36.1 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 93 1.9 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 25.5% had 2 bedrooms and 32.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 2,076 43.3 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,337 27.9 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,201 25.1 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 63 1.3 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 114 2.4 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 43.3% were owned outright, 27.9% were owned with a mortgage and 25.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,490 72.7 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,157 24.1 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 151 3.1 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.7% were family households, 24.1% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.6 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), 19.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 26.9% 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 Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 410 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.8 -- 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 Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
None 319 6.7 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,761 36.8 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,802 37.6 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 778 16.2 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 129 2.7 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), 36.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 452 9.4 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,233 88.4 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 104 2.2 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), 88.4% 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.
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Male 16 59.3 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 11 40.7 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), 59.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 40.7% were female. The median age was 25 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.2 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,625 -- 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 Balwyn (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,625.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Balwyn % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 419 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Balwyn (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $419 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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