2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

West Footscray

Code SSC22742 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 11,450
Male 51.4%
Female 48.6%
Median age 34
Families 2,819
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 5,045
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,449
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $301
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

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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
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Male 5,883 51.4 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 5,567 48.6 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 72 0.6 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 11,450 people in West Footscray (State Suburbs). Of these 51.4% were male and 48.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

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Age West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 889 7.8 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 631 5.5 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 409 3.6 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 445 3.9 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 891 7.8 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,346 11.8 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,339 11.7 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,106 9.7 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 941 8.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 763 6.7 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 609 5.3 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 553 4.8 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 447 3.9 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 324 2.8 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 239 2.1 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 188 1.6 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 165 1.4 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 165 1.4 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in West Footscray (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Married 3,932 41.3 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 274 2.9 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 714 7.5 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 375 3.9 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,231 44.4 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in West Footscray (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 41.3% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,373 39.1 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,134 13.1 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,129 47.8 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 195 5.6 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 543 15.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 162 4.6 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 23 0.7 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 287 8.2 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 113 3.2 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 30 0.9 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 247 7.1 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 937 26.9 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 173 5.0 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 775 22.2 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 30.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.9% were in primary school, 12.3% in secondary school and 34.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 3,240 34.0 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 884 9.3 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 250 2.6 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 742 7.8 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,692 17.8 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 341 3.6 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 497 5.2 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 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 730 7.7 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 149 1.6 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 848 8.9 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 17.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.3% 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 West Footscray % 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 West Footscray (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,250 54.7 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,753 50.2 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 777 6.8 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 539 4.7 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,583 31.3 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 31.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 50.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,593 56.1 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,983 30.9 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 278 4.3 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 556 8.7 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 6,410 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Footscray (State Suburbs). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 8.7% 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
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 551 9.4 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 773 13.2 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 659 11.2 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,235 21.1 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,363 40.3 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 9.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 694 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,843 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,449 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Footscray (State Suburbs) was $694.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,489 68.1 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,390 25.1 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 957 10.0 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,622 17.0 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.1% 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, 17.0% 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
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,368 24.9 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,575 27.0 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 913 9.6 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 629 6.6 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.6% 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,071 37.9 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,234 43.7 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 434 15.4 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 84 3.0 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 43.7% were couple families with children, 37.9% were couple families without children and 15.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 16.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% 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
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 551 23.9 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 138 6.0 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 537 23.3 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 356 15.5 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 134 5.8 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 313 13.6 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 146 6.3 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 127 5.5 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 23.9% had both partners employed full-time, 6.0% had both employed part-time and 23.3% 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,309 90.5 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 452 9.5 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 2,532 58.8 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 743 17.2 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,003 23.3 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 16 0.4 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 58.8% were separate houses, 17.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 23.3% were flat or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.3 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 471 11.0 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,533 35.6 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,665 38.7 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 509 11.8 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 109 2.5 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.0% had 1 bedroom, 35.6% had 2 bedrooms and 38.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 982 22.8 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,329 30.8 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,859 43.1 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 23 0.5 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 119 2.8 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 22.8% were owned outright, 30.8% were owned with a mortgage and 43.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,754 63.9 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,160 26.9 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 395 9.2 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of all households, 63.9% were family households, 26.9% were single person households and 9.2% were group households.

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Household income West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 16.2 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 20.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.2% 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 301 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.4 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.6 -- 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
None 572 13.3 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,954 45.3 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,264 29.3 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 363 8.4 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 159 3.7 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 45.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 627 14.6 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,555 82.7 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 117 2.7 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 82.7% 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.
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Male 38 53.5 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 33 46.5 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 29 -- 23 -- 23 --

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 53.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 46.5% were female. The median age was 29 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
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,916 -- 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 West Footscray (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,916.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 381 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $381 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,907.

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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