2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Melbourne

Code SSC21629 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 47,285
Male 48.7%
Female 51.3%
Median age 27
Families 8,021
Average children per family
for families with children 1.3
for all families 0.1
All private dwellings 28,616
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,148
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $456
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.5

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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
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 23,016 48.7 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 24,276 51.3 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 92 0.2 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 47,285 people in Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

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Age Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 27 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,016 2.1 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 491 1.0 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 268 0.6 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 3,817 8.1 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 12,716 26.9 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 10,127 21.4 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 6,410 13.6 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 3,234 6.8 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,839 3.9 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,430 3.0 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,296 2.7 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,159 2.5 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,051 2.2 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 959 2.0 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 605 1.3 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 341 0.7 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 198 0.4 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 325 0.7 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 27 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 3.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Married 10,792 23.7 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 632 1.4 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,018 4.4 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 544 1.2 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 31,512 69.3 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 23.7% were married and 5.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 7,476 19.7 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 4,976 13.1 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 25,531 67.2 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 19.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 182 0.7 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 328 1.3 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 49 0.2 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 87 0.4 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 284 1.2 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 51 0.2 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 210 0.9 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,230 9.1 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 13,465 55.0 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,662 6.8 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 5,955 24.3 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 51.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 1.9% were in primary school, 2.3% in secondary school and 64.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 19,521 42.9 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3,534 7.8 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 508 1.1 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,081 2.4 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 11,350 24.9 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,088 2.4 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 633 1.4 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 7 0.0 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 582 1.3 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 154 0.3 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 6,169 13.6 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 24.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 3.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.8% 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 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 Melbourne (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,429 20.0 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 33,942 71.8 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,034 2.2 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 901 1.9 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,627 11.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 11.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 71.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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Religious affiliation, top responses Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 13,266 54.0 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 7,200 29.3 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 924 3.8 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,189 13.0 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 24,579 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 13.0% 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
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 2,322 10.9 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 3,226 15.1 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,651 7.7 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 3,563 16.7 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 9,701 45.4 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 15.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 532 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,716 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,148 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $532.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 23,399 51.4 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,402 7.5 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,982 4.4 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,039 15.5 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 7.5% provided care for children and 4.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 12,085 26.6 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 8,418 18.5 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,860 4.1 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,029 2.3 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 18.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.3% 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,148 64.2 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,287 16.0 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 608 7.6 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 978 12.2 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 16.0% were couple families with children, 64.2% were couple families without children and 7.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 17.3 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.7 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% 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
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,752 27.2 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 409 6.4 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 843 13.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,230 19.1 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 466 7.2 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,010 15.7 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 270 4.2 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 455 7.1 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 27.2% had both partners employed full-time, 6.4% had both employed part-time and 13.1% 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,003 83.8 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,064 16.2 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 83.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 42 0.2 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 38 0.2 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 20,637 98.3 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 59 0.3 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 0.2% were separate houses, 0.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 98.3% were flat or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 938 4.5 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 6,709 31.9 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 10,458 49.8 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,041 9.7 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 209 1.0 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 646 3.1 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 31.9% had 1 bedroom, 49.8% had 2 bedrooms and 9.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.7. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 2,945 14.0 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 3,152 15.0 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 14,026 66.8 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 178 0.8 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 707 3.4 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 14.0% were owned outright, 15.0% were owned with a mortgage and 66.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 7,970 37.9 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 7,970 37.9 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 5,066 24.1 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 37.9% were family households, 37.9% were single person households and 24.1% were group households.

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Household income Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 34.4 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 34.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.5% 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 456 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 60.3 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 39.7 -- 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 12,836 61.1 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 5,889 28.0 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,184 5.6 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 221 1.1 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 872 4.2 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 28.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 5.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 1.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,415 6.7 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 18,882 89.9 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 708 3.4 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 89.9% 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.
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 50 55.6 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 40 44.4 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 34 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 55.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 44.4% 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
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 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 Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8 persons, with 1.1 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
Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 438 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,867 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $438 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,867.

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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