2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Bowen

Code SSC30344 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 10,377
Male 51.4%
Female 48.6%
Median age 41
Families 2,532
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 5,250
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,093
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Male 5,335 51.4 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 5,048 48.6 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 953 9.2 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 10,377 people in Bowen (State Suburbs). Of these 51.4% were male and 48.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.2% of the population.

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Age Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 657 6.3 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 687 6.6 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 589 5.7 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 549 5.3 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 573 5.5 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 736 7.1 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 646 6.2 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 558 5.4 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 578 5.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 651 6.3 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 746 7.2 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 765 7.4 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 719 6.9 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 696 6.7 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 477 4.6 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 340 3.3 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 198 1.9 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 207 2.0 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Bowen (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Married 3,857 45.7 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 315 3.7 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 858 10.2 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 520 6.2 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,897 34.3 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Bowen (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,117 44.8 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 935 13.4 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,906 41.8 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Bowen (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 98 3.3 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 724 24.4 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 62 2.1 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 17 0.6 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 510 17.2 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 29 1.0 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 18 0.6 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 118 4.0 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 109 3.7 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 44 1.5 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,239 41.7 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Bowen (State Suburbs), 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.1% were in primary school, 18.8% in secondary school and 7.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 636 7.5 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 449 5.3 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 217 2.6 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,451 17.2 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,134 13.4 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 393 4.7 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,519 18.0 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 12 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 934 11.1 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 45 0.5 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,465 17.3 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Bowen (State Suburbs), 13.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.3% 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 Bowen % Queensland % 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 Bowen (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 7,690 74.2 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,675 16.1 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 446 4.3 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 401 3.9 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 6,616 63.8 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Bowen (State Suburbs), 63.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Bowen % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Bowen % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Bowen % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Bowen % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,830 59.4 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,255 26.3 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 296 6.2 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 385 8.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 4,766 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bowen (State Suburbs). Of these 59.4% were employed full time, 26.3% were employed part-time and 8.1% 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
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 397 9.1 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 322 7.3 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 536 12.2 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 766 17.5 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,065 47.1 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Bowen (State Suburbs), 9.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 585 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,381 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,093 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bowen (State Suburbs) was $585.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,302 62.8 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,940 23.0 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 796 9.4 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,612 19.1 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Bowen (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.0% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.1% 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
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,450 17.1 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,027 24.0 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 986 11.7 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 854 10.1 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bowen (State Suburbs), 24.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,175 46.4 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 927 36.6 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 400 15.8 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 33 1.3 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Bowen (State Suburbs), 36.6% were couple families with children, 46.4% were couple families without children and 15.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 21.9 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.1 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Bowen (State Suburbs), 21.9% of single parents were male and 78.1% 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
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 478 22.7 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 74 3.5 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 366 17.4 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 290 13.8 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 110 5.2 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 463 22.0 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 141 6.7 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 183 8.7 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Bowen (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 22.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 17.4% 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,737 86.7 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 575 13.3 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Bowen (State Suburbs), 86.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 3,129 83.7 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 250 6.7 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 210 5.6 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 120 3.2 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Bowen (State Suburbs), 83.7% were separate houses, 6.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.6% were flat or apartments and 3.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 61 1.6 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 225 6.0 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 714 19.1 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,564 41.8 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,048 28.0 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 127 3.4 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bowen (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 19.1% had 2 bedrooms and 41.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 1,172 31.4 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 920 24.7 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,462 39.2 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 31 0.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 145 3.9 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Bowen (State Suburbs), 31.4% were owned outright, 24.7% were owned with a mortgage and 39.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,492 66.7 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,085 29.0 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 159 4.3 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Bowen (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.7% were family households, 29.0% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

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Household income Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.3 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 9.8 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Bowen (State Suburbs), 27.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.8% 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.7 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.3 -- 12.8 -- 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.7 -- 6.4 -- 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
None 213 5.7 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,335 35.8 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,346 36.1 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 635 17.0 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 204 5.5 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Bowen (State Suburbs), 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 887 23.7 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,689 72.0 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 159 4.3 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Bowen (State Suburbs), 72.0% 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.
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Male 474 49.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 483 50.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Bowen (State Suburbs), 49.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.5% were female. The median age was 24 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
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,100 -- 1,222 -- 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 Bowen (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 $1,100.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,900 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Bowen (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,900.

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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