2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Breakwater

Code SSC20324 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,014
Male 48.3%
Female 51.7%
Median age 41
Families 240
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 541
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $807
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,288
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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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
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Male 493 48.3 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 527 51.7 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 27 2.6 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,014 people in Breakwater (State Suburbs). Of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

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Age Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 74 7.3 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 38 3.7 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 36 3.5 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 48 4.7 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 79 7.8 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 87 8.6 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 69 6.8 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 64 6.3 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 54 5.3 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 66 6.5 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 57 5.6 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 65 6.4 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 61 6.0 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 61 6.0 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 71 7.0 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 38 3.7 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 32 3.2 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 15 1.5 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Breakwater (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Married 307 35.7 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 22 2.6 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 114 13.3 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 68 7.9 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 349 40.6 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Breakwater (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 35.7% were married and 17.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 258 34.2 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 73 9.7 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 423 56.1 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 17 6.3 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 37 13.7 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4 1.5 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 28 10.3 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 4 1.5 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 6 2.2 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 37 13.7 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 37 13.7 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 12 4.4 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 89 32.8 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), 26.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.2% were in primary school, 14.7% in secondary school and 26.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 98 11.4 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 56 6.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 37 4.3 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 161 18.7 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 104 12.1 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 61 7.1 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 105 12.2 376,237 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 116 13.5 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 4 0.5 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 102 11.8 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Breakwater (State Suburbs), 12.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.5% 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 Breakwater % 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 Breakwater (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 774 76.9 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 Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 202 19.9 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 71 7.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 39 3.8 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 630 62.1 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), 62.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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Religious affiliation, top responses Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 233 52.8 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 137 31.1 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 33 7.5 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 38 8.6 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 441 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Breakwater (State Suburbs). Of these 52.8% were employed full time, 31.1% were employed part-time and 8.6% 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
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 40 10.2 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 40 10.2 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 57 14.5 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 86 21.8 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 145 36.8 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Breakwater (State Suburbs), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 506 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,133 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 807 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Breakwater (State Suburbs) was $506.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 571 66.0 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 216 24.9 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 122 14.1 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 129 14.8 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.9% provided care for children and 14.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.8% 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
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 176 20.3 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 204 23.6 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 109 12.6 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 82 9.5 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Breakwater (State Suburbs), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% 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 Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 95 38.9 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 76 31.1 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 69 28.3 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 1.6 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Breakwater (State Suburbs), 31.1% were couple families with children, 38.9% were couple families without children and 28.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 17.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% 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
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 29 16.0 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 7 3.9 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 28 15.5 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 21 11.6 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 9 5.0 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 57 31.5 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 17 9.4 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 13 7.2 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 16.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 15.5% 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 Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 453 90.1 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 50 9.9 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 354 78.1 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 40 8.8 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 56 12.4 246,040 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 Breakwater (State Suburbs), 78.1% were separate houses, 8.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.4% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.7 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 16 3.5 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 134 29.6 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 256 56.6 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 28 6.2 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 3.3 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 29.6% had 2 bedrooms and 56.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 148 32.4 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 130 28.4 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 168 36.8 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 0 0.0 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 11 2.4 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Breakwater (State Suburbs), 32.4% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 36.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 236 52.7 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 181 40.4 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 31 6.9 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), of all households, 52.7% were family households, 40.4% were single person households and 6.9% were group households.

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Household income Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 36.3 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 4.2 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), 36.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 4.2% 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 Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.8 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.2 -- 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 Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,288 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
None 38 8.4 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 204 45.2 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 132 29.3 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 54 12.0 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 23 5.1 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), 45.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 126 27.6 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 311 68.2 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 19 4.2 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), 68.2% 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.
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Male 9 40.9 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 13 59.1 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 19 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), 40.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 59.1% were female. The median age was 19 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
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,125 -- 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 Breakwater (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Breakwater % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 215 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Breakwater (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $215 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