2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Croydon South

Code SSC20680 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 4,572
Male 47.7%
Female 52.3%
Median age 38
Families 1,314
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.9
All private dwellings 1,830
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,573
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $352
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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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
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Male 2,182 47.7 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,393 52.3 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 28 0.6 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,572 people in Croydon South (State Suburbs). Of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

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Age Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 348 7.6 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 286 6.3 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 263 5.8 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 257 5.6 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 234 5.1 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 294 6.4 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 376 8.2 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 366 8.0 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 318 7.0 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 306 6.7 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 311 6.8 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 249 5.5 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 242 5.3 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 260 5.7 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 195 4.3 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 131 2.9 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 85 1.9 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 47 1.0 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Croydon South (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,951 53.1 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 105 2.9 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 342 9.3 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 140 3.8 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,135 30.9 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Croydon South (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.1% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,785 52.2 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 329 9.6 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,306 38.2 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 100 8.0 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 233 18.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 70 5.6 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 49 3.9 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 217 17.3 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 52 4.1 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 48 3.8 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 91 7.2 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 173 13.8 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 28 2.2 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 195 15.5 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 25.0% in secondary school and 21.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 777 21.2 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 399 10.9 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 151 4.1 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 539 14.7 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 521 14.2 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 270 7.4 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 344 9.4 376,237 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 295 8.0 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 23 0.6 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 253 6.9 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Croydon South (State Suburbs), 14.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.9% 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 Croydon South % 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 Croydon South (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,489 76.7 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 Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,189 26.0 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 376 8.2 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 248 5.4 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,563 56.1 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), 56.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,435 60.1 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 719 30.1 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 112 4.7 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 121 5.1 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,387 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Croydon South (State Suburbs). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 30.1% were employed part-time and 5.1% 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
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 272 12.0 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 225 9.9 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 219 9.7 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 472 20.8 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 961 42.4 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Croydon South (State Suburbs), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 683 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,814 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,573 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Croydon South (State Suburbs) was $683.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,790 76.0 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,250 34.1 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 462 12.6 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 735 20.0 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.1% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.0% 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
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 920 25.1 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,040 28.3 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 483 13.2 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 349 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 Croydon South (State Suburbs), 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% 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 Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 468 35.6 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 612 46.6 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 221 16.8 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 13 1.0 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Croydon South (State Suburbs), 46.6% were couple families with children, 35.6% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 12.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 87.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), 12.9% of single parents were male and 87.1% 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
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 229 21.2 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 25 2.3 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 302 27.9 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 164 15.2 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 56 5.2 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 189 17.5 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 66 6.1 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 50 4.6 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 21.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.3% had both employed part-time and 27.9% 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 Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,651 93.6 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 112 6.4 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), 93.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 1,525 92.4 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 123 7.5 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3 0.2 246,040 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 Croydon South (State Suburbs), 92.4% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.2% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 17 1.0 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 132 8.0 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 991 60.0 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 484 29.3 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 25 1.5 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 8.0% had 2 bedrooms and 60.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 531 32.2 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 774 46.9 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 301 18.3 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 4 0.2 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 39 2.4 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Croydon South (State Suburbs), 32.2% were owned outright, 46.9% were owned with a mortgage and 18.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,285 77.9 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 322 19.5 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 42 2.5 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.9% were family households, 19.5% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.0 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), 15.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.9% 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 Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 352 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.9 -- 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 Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
None 50 3.0 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 480 28.9 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 751 45.2 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 339 20.4 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 41 2.5 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), 28.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 161 9.7 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,458 88.3 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 33 2.0 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), 88.3% 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.
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Male 7 24.1 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 22 75.9 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), 24.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 75.9% were female. The median age was 21 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
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,624 -- 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 Croydon South (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,624.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Croydon South % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 227 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Croydon South (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $227 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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