2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Wonthaggi

Code SSC22814 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 4,965
Male 47.5%
Female 52.5%
Median age 52
Families 1,184
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 2,572
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $758
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,171
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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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
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Male 2,359 47.5 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,606 52.5 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 54 1.1 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,965 people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs). Of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 52 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 253 5.1 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 229 4.6 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 220 4.4 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 269 5.4 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 234 4.7 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 203 4.1 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 213 4.3 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 193 3.9 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 218 4.4 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 286 5.8 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 329 6.6 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 364 7.3 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 389 7.8 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 410 8.3 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 346 7.0 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 272 5.5 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 235 4.7 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 294 5.9 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) was 52 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 31.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,795 42.2 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 156 3.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 557 13.1 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 485 11.4 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,260 29.6 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.2% were married and 16.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,472 41.2 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 345 9.7 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,754 49.1 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 63 4.8 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 192 14.5 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 66 5.0 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 23 1.7 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 192 14.5 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 30 2.3 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 28 2.1 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 82 6.2 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 56 4.2 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 45 3.4 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 549 41.4 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 26.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.9% were in primary school, 19.2% in secondary school and 10.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 351 8.2 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 276 6.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 116 2.7 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 653 15.3 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 415 9.7 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 373 8.8 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 538 12.6 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 8 0.2 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 679 15.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 16 0.4 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 740 17.4 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 9.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.5% 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 Wonthaggi % 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 Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,760 76.1 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 947 19.1 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 346 7.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 221 4.4 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,961 59.6 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 59.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 774 43.4 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 714 40.0 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 137 7.7 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 158 8.9 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,783 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs). Of these 43.4% were employed full time, 40.0% were employed part-time and 8.9% 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
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 275 16.8 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 202 12.4 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 242 14.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 262 16.0 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 511 31.3 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 16.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 31.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 466 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,092 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 758 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) was $466.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,652 62.3 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 916 21.5 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 562 13.2 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 846 19.9 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.5% provided care for children and 13.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.9% 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
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 702 16.5 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,005 23.6 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 495 11.6 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 453 10.6 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 549 46.3 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 377 31.8 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 242 20.4 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 19 1.6 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 31.8% were couple families with children, 46.3% were couple families without children and 20.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 17.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% 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
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 98 10.5 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 60 6.4 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 183 19.6 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 80 8.6 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 74 7.9 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 337 36.2 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 48 5.2 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 52 5.6 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 10.5% had both partners employed full-time, 6.4% had both employed part-time and 19.6% 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,120 88.1 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 286 11.9 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 88.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 1,885 88.9 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 107 5.0 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 33 1.6 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 87 4.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 88.9% were separate houses, 5.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.6% were flat or apartments and 4.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.7 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 168 7.9 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 573 26.9 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 956 44.9 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 342 16.1 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 75 3.5 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.9% had 1 bedroom, 26.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 880 41.4 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 456 21.4 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 702 33.0 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 12 0.6 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 78 3.7 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 41.4% were owned outright, 21.4% were owned with a mortgage and 33.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,173 55.2 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 903 42.5 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 50 2.4 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of all households, 55.2% were family households, 42.5% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

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Household income Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 40.9 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 3.6 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 40.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 3.6% 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.3 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.7 -- 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,171 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
None 247 11.6 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 933 43.8 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 577 27.1 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 239 11.2 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 133 6.2 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 43.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 655 30.9 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,386 65.3 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 82 3.9 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 65.3% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Male 29 52.7 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 26 47.3 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 18 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 52.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.3% were female. The median age was 18 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
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 754 -- 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 Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $754.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 238 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 646 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $238 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $646.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

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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