2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Watsonia North

Code SSC22709 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,814
Male 49.3%
Female 50.7%
Median age 40
Families 1,100
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.9
All private dwellings 1,435
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,694
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $356
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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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
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Male 1,880 49.3 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,933 50.7 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 8 0.2 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,814 people in Watsonia North (State Suburbs). Of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

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Age Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 243 6.4 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 247 6.5 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 203 5.3 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 222 5.8 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 223 5.8 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 207 5.4 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 267 7.0 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 275 7.2 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 288 7.5 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 254 6.6 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 191 5.0 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 255 6.7 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 208 5.4 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 277 7.2 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 190 5.0 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 156 4.1 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 68 1.8 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 51 1.3 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Watsonia North (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,786 57.1 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 59 1.9 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 186 5.9 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 136 4.3 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 960 30.7 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Watsonia North (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.1% were married and 7.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,661 57.1 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 198 6.8 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,051 36.1 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 68 6.8 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 216 21.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 98 9.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 9 0.9 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 115 11.5 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 123 12.3 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 8 0.8 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 55 5.5 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 161 16.1 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 26 2.6 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 122 12.2 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 26.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.9% were in primary school, 24.2% in secondary school and 21.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 733 23.5 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 313 10.0 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 81 2.6 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 418 13.4 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 481 15.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 243 7.8 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 251 8.0 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.1 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 322 10.3 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 31 1.0 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 165 5.3 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 15.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.0% 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 Watsonia North % 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 Watsonia North (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,859 75.3 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 Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,270 33.3 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 291 7.6 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 174 4.6 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,958 51.3 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 51.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,164 58.5 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 638 32.1 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 95 4.8 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 92 4.6 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,989 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Watsonia North (State Suburbs). Of these 58.5% were employed full time, 32.1% were employed part-time and 4.6% 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
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 238 12.5 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 203 10.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 198 10.4 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 372 19.6 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 789 41.6 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 680 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,918 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,694 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Watsonia North (State Suburbs) was $680.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,336 75.0 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 963 30.9 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 433 13.9 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 625 20.0 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.9% provided care for children and 13.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.0% 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
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 765 24.5 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 866 27.7 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 398 12.8 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 313 10.0 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 27.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% 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 Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 376 34.1 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 573 52.0 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 138 12.5 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 15 1.4 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 52.0% were couple families with children, 34.1% were couple families without children and 12.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 18.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% 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
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 171 18.1 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 37 3.9 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 238 25.2 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 134 14.2 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 51 5.4 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 222 23.5 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 57 6.0 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 36 3.8 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 18.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 25.2% 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 Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,327 94.2 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 81 5.8 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 94.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 1,301 98.0 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 21 1.6 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 246,040 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 Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 98.0% were separate houses, 1.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 3 0.2 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 48 3.6 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 780 59.1 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 473 35.8 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 1.2 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.2% had 1 bedroom, 3.6% had 2 bedrooms and 59.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 608 45.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 531 40.1 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 153 11.5 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 12 0.9 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 21 1.6 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 45.9% were owned outright, 40.1% were owned with a mortgage and 11.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,089 82.1 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 218 16.4 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 20 1.5 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), of all households, 82.1% were family households, 16.4% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

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Household income Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.1 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 18.8 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 14.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 18.8% 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 Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 356 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
None 48 3.6 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 374 28.3 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 566 42.8 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 306 23.1 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 29 2.2 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 28.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 166 12.5 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,144 86.0 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 21 1.6 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 86.0% 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.
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Male 3 50.0 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 3 50.0 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 20 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
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,437 -- 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 Watsonia North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,437.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Watsonia North % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 258 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Watsonia North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $258 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