2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Port Melbourne

Code SSC22095 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 16,175
Male 47.8%
Female 52.2%
Median age 40
Families 4,247
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 8,823
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $2,190
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $496
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3

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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
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 7,738 47.8 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 8,440 52.2 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 66 0.4 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 16,175 people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

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Age Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 967 6.0 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 657 4.1 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 589 3.6 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 456 2.8 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 656 4.1 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,270 7.8 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,804 11.1 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,619 10.0 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,475 9.1 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,316 8.1 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,096 6.8 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,092 6.7 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 883 5.5 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 866 5.3 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 581 3.6 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 417 2.6 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 242 1.5 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 203 1.3 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Married 5,804 41.6 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 412 2.9 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,510 10.8 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 564 4.0 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 5,678 40.7 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 41.6% were married and 13.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 4,956 40.8 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,071 17.0 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 5,124 42.2 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 235 5.9 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 605 15.1 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 118 2.9 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 98 2.4 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 328 8.2 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 81 2.0 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 144 3.6 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 158 3.9 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 681 17.0 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 129 3.2 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,433 35.7 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 24.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.3% were in primary school, 13.9% in secondary school and 20.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,672 40.6 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,374 9.8 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 305 2.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 930 6.7 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,904 13.6 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 503 3.6 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 584 4.2 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 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 733 5.2 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 72 0.5 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,558 11.2 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 13.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 8.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.8% 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 Port 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 Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 10,210 63.2 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,030 37.3 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,205 7.5 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 828 5.1 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 6,634 41.0 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 41.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 6,442 69.2 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,101 22.6 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 398 4.3 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 372 4.0 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 9,313 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 69.2% were employed full time, 22.6% 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
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 646 7.2 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 643 7.2 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 817 9.1 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,196 13.4 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,245 58.6 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 7.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 58.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 1,223 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 2,851 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,190 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $1,223.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,116 72.4 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,265 23.4 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,399 10.0 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,621 18.8 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Port 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, 23.4% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.8% 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 4,229 30.3 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 4,003 28.7 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,185 8.5 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 698 5.0 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 28.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.0% 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,168 51.0 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,465 34.5 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 527 12.4 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 91 2.1 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 34.5% were couple families with children, 51.0% were couple families without children and 12.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 14.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 85.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 14.1% of single parents were male and 85.9% 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,227 33.8 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 138 3.8 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 667 18.3 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 535 14.7 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 175 4.8 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 446 12.3 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 189 5.2 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 258 7.1 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 33.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 18.3% 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 Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,070 87.5 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,011 12.5 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 87.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 347 4.9 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,103 43.9 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3,589 50.8 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 10 0.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 4.9% were separate houses, 43.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 50.8% were flat or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 32 0.5 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,154 16.3 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,001 42.4 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,197 31.0 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 516 7.3 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 176 2.5 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 16.3% had 1 bedroom, 42.4% had 2 bedrooms and 31.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 1,735 24.5 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,840 26.0 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,290 46.4 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 33 0.5 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 185 2.6 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 24.5% were owned outright, 26.0% were owned with a mortgage and 46.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,204 59.4 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,507 35.4 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 361 5.1 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.4% were family households, 35.4% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

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Household income Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.2 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 35.1 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 15.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 35.1% 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 496 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.1 -- 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.5 -- 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 837 11.8 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,485 49.3 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,079 29.4 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 451 6.4 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 217 3.1 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 49.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 741 10.5 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 6,152 87.0 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 182 2.6 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 87.0% 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.
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 28 41.8 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 39 58.2 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 36 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 41.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 58.2% were female. The median age was 36 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 Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.2 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,250 -- 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 Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3 persons, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,250.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 322 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $322 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,500.

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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