2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

East Melbourne

Code SSC20824 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 4,964
Male 47.3%
Female 52.7%
Median age 38
Families 1,107
Average children per family
for families with children 1.4
for all families 0.2
All private dwellings 2,923
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $2,285
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,192
Median weekly rent $451
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2

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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
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 2,348 47.3 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,612 52.7 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 19 0.4 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,964 people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

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Age East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 152 3.1 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 86 1.7 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 64 1.3 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 91 1.8 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 343 6.9 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 719 14.5 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 681 13.7 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 446 9.0 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 276 5.6 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 285 5.7 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 285 5.7 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 303 6.1 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 365 7.4 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 302 6.1 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 243 4.9 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 105 2.1 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 73 1.5 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 146 2.9 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,688 36.2 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 99 2.1 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 349 7.5 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 186 4.0 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,337 50.2 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 36.2% were married and 9.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,302 35.4 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 644 17.5 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,737 47.2 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 28 2.2 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 45 3.5 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 0.5 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 47 3.6 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 13 1.0 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.2 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 49 3.8 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 54 4.2 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 443 34.1 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 40 3.1 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 570 43.9 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 26.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 7.2% were in primary school, 5.1% in secondary school and 38.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,508 53.9 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 397 8.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 46 1.0 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 119 2.6 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 577 12.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 113 2.4 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 94 2.0 376,237 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 70 1.5 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9 0.2 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 642 13.8 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 12.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 3.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% 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 East Melbourne % 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 East Melbourne (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,112 62.8 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,556 31.4 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 349 7.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 241 4.9 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,222 44.8 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 44.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,134 67.9 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 731 23.3 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 158 5.0 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 120 3.8 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 3,143 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in East Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 67.9% were employed full time, 23.3% were employed part-time and 3.8% 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
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 249 8.2 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 237 7.8 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 245 8.1 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 421 13.9 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,715 56.8 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 8.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 1,341 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 3,120 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,285 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $1,341.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,377 72.4 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 733 15.7 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 440 9.4 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,221 26.2 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 15.7% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.2% 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
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,563 33.5 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,307 28.1 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 326 7.0 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 176 3.8 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 28.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.8% 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 749 68.0 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 262 23.8 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 62 5.6 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 29 2.6 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 23.8% were couple families with children, 68.0% were couple families without children and 5.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 23.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 76.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 23.8% of single parents were male and 76.2% 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
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 320 32.0 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 70 7.0 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 164 16.4 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 137 13.7 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 56 5.6 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 121 12.1 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 62 6.2 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 71 7.1 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 32.0% had both partners employed full-time, 7.0% had both employed part-time and 16.4% 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,171 82.9 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 448 17.1 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 82.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 155 7.1 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 389 17.9 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,618 74.5 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 7.1% were separate houses, 17.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 74.5% were flat or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 53 2.4 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 555 25.6 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 899 41.4 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 485 22.3 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 160 7.4 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 0.9 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 25.6% had 1 bedroom, 41.4% had 2 bedrooms and 22.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 559 25.7 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 388 17.9 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,178 54.2 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 18 0.8 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 30 1.4 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 25.7% were owned outright, 17.9% were owned with a mortgage and 54.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,097 50.6 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 859 39.6 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 211 9.7 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 50.6% were family households, 39.6% were single person households and 9.7% were group households.

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Household income East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 10.0 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 37.4 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 10.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 37.4% 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 451 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.1 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.9 -- 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,192 -- 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 404 18.6 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,107 51.0 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 485 22.4 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 119 5.5 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 54 2.5 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 51.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 124 5.7 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,016 93.0 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 28 1.3 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 93.0% 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.
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 10 47.6 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 11 52.4 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 34 -- 23 -- 23 --

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 47.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.4% were female. The median age was 34 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
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,531 -- 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 East Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.9 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,531.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 374 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $374 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