2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Port Fairy

Code SSC22093 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,340
Male 47.5%
Female 52.5%
Median age 50
Families 844
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 2,184
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,111
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,560
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Male 1,585 47.5 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,754 52.5 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 25 0.7 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,340 people in Port Fairy (State Suburbs). Of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

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Age Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 50 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 192 5.8 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 211 6.3 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 180 5.4 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 131 3.9 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 83 2.5 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 136 4.1 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 147 4.4 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 194 5.8 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 194 5.8 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 180 5.4 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 188 5.7 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 250 7.5 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 289 8.7 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 285 8.6 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 221 6.6 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 169 5.1 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 124 3.7 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 150 4.5 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Port Fairy (State Suburbs) was 50 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,491 54.3 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 58 2.1 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 241 8.8 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 264 9.6 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 692 25.2 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Port Fairy (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.3% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,188 52.8 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 262 11.6 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 801 35.6 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 59 6.6 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 147 16.4 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 111 12.4 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 4 0.4 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 78 8.7 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 59 6.6 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 22 2.5 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 30 3.3 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 48 5.4 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 10 1.1 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 329 36.7 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 8.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 598 21.7 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 259 9.4 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 78 2.8 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 357 13.0 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 287 10.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 192 7.0 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 265 9.6 376,237 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 271 9.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 6 0.2 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 366 13.3 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 10.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.4% 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 Port Fairy % 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 Port Fairy (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,784 83.6 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 297 8.9 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 153 4.6 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 93 2.8 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,461 73.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 73.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 712 51.1 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 509 36.5 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 112 8.0 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 60 4.3 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,393 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Fairy (State Suburbs). Of these 51.1% were employed full time, 36.5% were employed part-time and 4.3% 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
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 173 13.0 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 164 12.3 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 173 13.0 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 195 14.6 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 517 38.8 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 605 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,423 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,111 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Fairy (State Suburbs) was $605.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,957 71.0 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 754 27.4 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 348 12.7 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 993 36.1 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 36.1% 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
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 474 17.2 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 759 27.6 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 411 14.9 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 308 11.2 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.2% 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 427 50.7 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 308 36.6 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 98 11.6 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 9 1.1 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 36.6% were couple families with children, 50.7% were couple families without children and 11.6% were one parent families.

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

In Port Fairy (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
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 115 15.5 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 51 6.9 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 164 22.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 71 9.6 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 51 6.9 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 193 26.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 55 7.4 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 41 5.5 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 15.5% had both partners employed full-time, 6.9% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,260 61.6 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 785 38.4 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 61.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 38.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 1,154 91.6 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 58 4.6 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 18 1.4 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 17 1.3 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 91.6% were separate houses, 4.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flat or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 36 2.9 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 248 19.7 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 600 47.7 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 331 26.3 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 42 3.3 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 19.7% had 2 bedrooms and 47.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 583 46.2 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 327 25.9 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 299 23.7 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 0.7 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 43 3.4 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 46.2% were owned outright, 25.9% were owned with a mortgage and 23.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 839 66.5 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 403 31.9 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 20 1.6 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.5% were family households, 31.9% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

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Household income Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.3 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 26.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.8% 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,560 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
None 82 6.5 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 438 34.8 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 490 39.0 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 186 14.8 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 61 4.9 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 34.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 244 19.3 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 979 77.3 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 43 3.4 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 77.3% 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.
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Male 14 63.6 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 8 36.4 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 13 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Port Fairy (State Suburbs), 63.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 36.4% were female. The median age was 13 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
Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 4.3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.2 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 933 -- 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 Port Fairy (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.3 persons, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $933.

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

In Port Fairy (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