2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

North Melbourne

Code SSC21954 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 14,940
Male 48.2%
Female 51.8%
Median age 28
Families 2,698
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.3
All private dwellings 7,512
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,236
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,100
Median weekly rent $385
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8

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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
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 7,205 48.2 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,738 51.8 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 50 0.3 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 14,940 people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

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Age North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 28 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 589 3.9 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 513 3.4 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 466 3.1 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,090 7.3 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 2,907 19.5 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,588 17.3 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,627 10.9 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,049 7.0 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 845 5.7 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 676 4.5 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 593 4.0 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 499 3.3 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 440 2.9 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 377 2.5 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 241 1.6 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 193 1.3 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 143 1.0 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 106 0.7 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Married 3,210 24.0 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 289 2.2 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 856 6.4 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 280 2.1 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 8,734 65.3 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 24.0% were married and 8.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,522 23.3 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,578 14.6 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 6,717 62.1 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 23.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 110 1.5 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 476 6.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 50 0.7 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 75 1.0 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 328 4.5 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 37 0.5 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 77 1.1 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 352 4.9 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 3,605 49.9 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 245 3.4 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,871 25.9 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 48.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 8.3% were in primary school, 6.1% in secondary school and 54.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 6,147 46.0 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 813 6.1 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 163 1.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 449 3.4 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,594 19.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 297 2.2 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 300 2.2 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 7 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 443 3.3 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 112 0.8 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,834 13.7 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 19.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 4.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.1% 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 North 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 North Melbourne (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,210 41.7 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,128 54.4 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 736 4.9 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 577 3.9 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,644 24.4 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 24.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 54.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 4,223 54.7 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,269 29.4 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 358 4.6 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 867 11.2 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 7,717 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 54.7% were employed full time, 29.4% were employed part-time and 11.2% 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
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 883 12.9 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 770 11.2 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 614 9.0 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,180 17.2 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,043 44.4 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 586 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,943 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,236 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $586.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,368 62.6 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,764 13.2 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 854 6.4 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,839 21.2 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.2% provided care for children and 6.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.2% 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
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 4,114 30.8 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,059 22.9 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 756 5.7 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 438 3.3 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 22.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.3% 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,343 49.8 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 778 28.8 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 438 16.2 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 139 5.2 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 28.8% were couple families with children, 49.8% were couple families without children and 16.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 11.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 88.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 11.5% of single parents were male and 88.5% 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
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 649 30.6 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 106 5.0 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 367 17.3 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 300 14.2 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 128 6.0 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 283 13.3 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 110 5.2 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 177 8.3 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 30.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 17.3% 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,904 88.6 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 757 11.4 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 369 6.2 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,597 27.0 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3,869 65.5 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 26 0.4 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 6.2% were separate houses, 27.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 65.5% were flat or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 129 2.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,426 24.1 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,702 45.7 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,155 19.5 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 339 5.7 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 165 2.8 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 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 24.1% had 1 bedroom, 45.7% had 2 bedrooms and 19.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 761 12.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 923 15.6 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 4,000 67.8 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 40 0.7 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 178 3.0 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 12.9% were owned outright, 15.6% were owned with a mortgage and 67.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,680 45.4 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,058 34.8 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,169 19.8 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 45.4% were family households, 34.8% were single person households and 19.8% were group households.

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Household income North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 32.4 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 16.6 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 32.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.6% 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 385 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 65.8 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 34.2 -- 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.3 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.7 -- 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,205 37.3 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,500 42.3 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 800 13.5 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 135 2.3 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 265 4.5 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 42.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 13.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 683 11.6 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 5,041 85.3 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 186 3.1 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 85.3% 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.
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 23 41.8 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 32 58.2 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 23 --

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 41.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 58.2% were female. The median age was 31 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
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,474 -- 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 North Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,474.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 387 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $387 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