2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Fish Creek

Code SSC20915 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 827
Male 48.1%
Female 51.9%
Median age 46
Families 220
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 459
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,039
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,135
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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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
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Male 395 48.1 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 427 51.9 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 9 1.1 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 827 people in Fish Creek (State Suburbs). Of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 46 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 66 8.0 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 61 7.3 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 53 6.4 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 37 4.5 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 37 4.5 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 27 3.3 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 35 4.2 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 39 4.7 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 46 5.5 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 48 5.8 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 64 7.7 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 58 7.0 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 62 7.5 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 74 8.9 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 48 5.8 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 39 4.7 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 20 2.4 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 16 1.9 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Fish Creek (State Suburbs) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Married 358 55.2 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 15 2.3 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 59 9.1 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 41 6.3 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 175 27.0 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Fish Creek (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.2% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 306 53.7 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 74 13.0 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 190 33.3 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 25 11.4 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 60 27.4 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 5 2.3 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 39 17.8 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 11 5.0 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 0 0.0 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 14 6.4 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 10 4.6 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 0 0.0 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 55 25.1 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.2% were in primary school, 24.4% in secondary school and 10.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 112 17.1 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 62 9.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 14 2.1 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 97 14.8 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 85 13.0 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 70 10.7 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 53 8.1 376,237 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 64 9.8 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 3 0.5 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 69 10.5 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 13.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.5% 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 Fish Creek % 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 Fish Creek (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 670 81.9 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 Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 124 15.0 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 60 7.3 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 35 4.2 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 547 66.3 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 66.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 191 50.7 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 139 36.9 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 32 8.5 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 15 4.0 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 377 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fish Creek (State Suburbs). Of these 50.7% were employed full time, 36.9% were employed part-time and 4.0% 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
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 55 15.2 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 47 13.0 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 35 9.7 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 29 8.0 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 159 43.9 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 15.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 570 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,278 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,039 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fish Creek (State Suburbs) was $570.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 498 76.4 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 192 29.7 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 97 14.9 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 244 37.5 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.7% provided care for children and 14.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 37.5% 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
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 123 19.0 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 181 27.9 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 103 15.9 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 87 13.4 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.4% 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 Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 101 47.2 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 86 40.2 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 24 11.2 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 3 1.4 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 40.2% were couple families with children, 47.2% were couple families without children and 11.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 12.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 88.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 12.0% of single parents were male and 88.0% 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
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 37 18.6 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 18 9.0 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 52 26.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 19 9.5 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 18 9.0 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 34 17.1 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 16 8.0 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 5 2.5 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 18.6% had both partners employed full-time, 9.0% had both employed part-time and 26.1% 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 Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 308 70.8 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 127 29.2 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 70.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 29.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 301 97.7 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 4 1.3 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 97.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flat or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 7 2.3 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 31 10.1 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 180 58.8 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 77 25.2 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 11 3.6 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 10.1% had 2 bedrooms and 58.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 141 45.0 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 108 34.5 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 49 15.7 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 1.0 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 12 3.8 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 45.0% were owned outright, 34.5% were owned with a mortgage and 15.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 215 70.7 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 85 28.0 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 4 1.3 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.7% were family households, 28.0% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

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Household income Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 28.4 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 5.7 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 28.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.7% 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 Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.5 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.5 -- 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 Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,135 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
None 4 1.3 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 83 27.4 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 122 40.3 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 84 27.7 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 10 3.3 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 27.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 51 16.4 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 249 80.1 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 11 3.5 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 80.1% 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.
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Male 3 37.5 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 5 62.5 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 9 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), 37.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 62.5% were female. The median age was 9 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
Fish Creek % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 0 -- 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 Fish Creek (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0 persons, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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

In Fish Creek (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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