2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

South Morang

Code SSC22300 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 24,060
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 34
Families 6,477
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 1.1
All private dwellings 8,063
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,739
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,852
Median weekly rent $351
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Male 11,812 49.1 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 12,246 50.9 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 174 0.7 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 24,060 people in South Morang (State Suburbs). Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

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Age South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,879 7.8 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,987 8.3 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,882 7.8 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,653 6.9 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,484 6.2 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,524 6.3 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,949 8.1 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,155 9.0 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,037 8.5 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,897 7.9 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,447 6.0 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,079 4.5 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 877 3.6 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 730 3.0 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 501 2.1 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 381 1.6 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 273 1.1 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 323 1.3 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Morang (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Married 10,209 55.8 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 554 3.0 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,228 6.7 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 790 4.3 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 5,524 30.2 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Morang (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.8% were married and 9.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 9,448 55.7 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,295 7.6 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 6,217 36.7 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In South Morang (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 488 6.5 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,519 20.1 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 966 12.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 107 1.4 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 984 13.0 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 796 10.5 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 78 1.0 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 401 5.3 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 979 13.0 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 222 2.9 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,017 13.5 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In South Morang (State Suburbs), 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.4% were in primary school, 24.6% in secondary school and 18.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 3,622 19.8 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,799 9.8 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 594 3.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,455 13.4 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,589 19.6 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,238 6.8 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,528 8.3 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 10 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,640 9.0 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 137 0.7 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,202 6.6 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in South Morang (State Suburbs), 19.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.6% 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 South Morang % 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 South Morang (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 15,841 66.0 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 South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,568 48.1 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,604 6.7 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 991 4.1 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 8,888 36.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In South Morang (State Suburbs), 36.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 48.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses South Morang % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses South Morang % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses South Morang % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 7,471 59.3 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 3,769 29.9 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 573 4.5 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 787 6.2 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 12,600 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Morang (State Suburbs). Of these 59.3% were employed full time, 29.9% were employed part-time and 6.2% 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
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 1,280 10.8 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,194 10.1 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,296 11.0 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,735 23.2 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 4,733 40.1 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Morang (State Suburbs), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 703 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,856 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,739 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Morang (State Suburbs) was $703.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,317 67.3 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,343 34.6 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,044 11.2 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,260 12.3 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In South Morang (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.6% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.3% 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
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 4,219 23.0 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 4,598 25.1 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,927 10.5 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,575 8.6 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Morang (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% 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 South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,587 24.5 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 3,878 59.9 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 932 14.4 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 74 1.1 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Morang (State Suburbs), 59.9% were couple families with children, 24.5% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In South Morang (State Suburbs), 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% 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
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,310 24.0 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 193 3.5 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,477 27.0 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 973 17.8 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 268 4.9 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 700 12.8 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 321 5.9 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 223 4.1 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In South Morang (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 24.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 27.0% 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 South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,382 94.3 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 449 5.7 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In South Morang (State Suburbs), 94.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 6,166 83.5 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,152 15.6 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 58 0.8 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in South Morang (State Suburbs), 83.5% were separate houses, 15.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.0 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 29 0.4 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 579 7.8 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 3,058 41.4 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 3,602 48.8 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 116 1.6 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Morang (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.4% had 1 bedroom, 7.8% had 2 bedrooms and 41.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 3.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 1,545 20.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 4,134 55.9 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,486 20.1 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 87 1.2 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 143 1.9 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Morang (State Suburbs), 20.9% were owned outright, 55.9% were owned with a mortgage and 20.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 6,278 85.0 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 994 13.5 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 113 1.5 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In South Morang (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.0% were family households, 13.5% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

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Household income South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 11.8 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 13.9 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In South Morang (State Suburbs), 11.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.9% 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 South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 351 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor-only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,852 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.1 -- 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 South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
None 162 2.2 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,883 25.5 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 3,438 46.6 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,723 23.4 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 170 2.3 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In South Morang (State Suburbs), 25.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 534 7.2 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 6,705 90.8 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 144 2.0 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In South Morang (State Suburbs), 90.8% 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.
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Male 91 50.6 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 89 49.4 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In South Morang (State Suburbs), 50.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.4% were female. The median age was 22 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
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,604 -- 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 South Morang (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,604.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Morang % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 366 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,593 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In South Morang (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $366 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,593.

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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