2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Caloundra West

Code SSC30496 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,297
Male 46%
Female 54%
Median age 34
Families 1,758
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 2,497
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,306
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,846
Median weekly rent $420
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Male 2,895 46.0 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,394 54.0 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 144 2.3 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,297 people in Caloundra West (State Suburbs). Of these 46.0% were male and 54.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

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Age Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 515 8.2 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 524 8.3 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 459 7.3 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 369 5.9 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 312 5.0 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 452 7.2 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 522 8.3 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 453 7.2 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 406 6.5 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 350 5.6 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 312 5.0 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 252 4.0 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 266 4.2 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 347 5.5 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 301 4.8 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 204 3.2 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 140 2.2 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 99 1.6 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Caloundra West (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Married 2,450 51.1 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 216 4.5 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 469 9.8 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 237 4.9 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,423 29.7 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Caloundra West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.1% were married and 14.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,221 50.7 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 555 12.7 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,606 36.6 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 116 6.0 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 430 22.3 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 184 9.5 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 59 3.1 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 244 12.7 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 111 5.8 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 50 2.6 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 99 5.1 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 219 11.4 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 43 2.2 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 372 19.3 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.1% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 16.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 576 12.1 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 512 10.7 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 194 4.1 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 929 19.5 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 764 16.0 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 230 4.8 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 707 14.8 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 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 321 6.7 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 4 0.1 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 409 8.6 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 16.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.7% 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 Caloundra West % 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 Caloundra West (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,659 74.3 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 Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,496 23.8 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 465 7.4 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 340 5.4 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,615 57.4 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 57.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,642 56.0 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 906 30.9 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 166 5.7 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 216 7.4 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,930 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Caloundra West (State Suburbs). Of these 56.0% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 7.4% 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
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 312 11.5 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 236 8.7 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 357 13.2 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 540 19.9 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,098 40.5 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 620 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,444 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,306 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Caloundra West (State Suburbs) was $620.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,501 73.0 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,700 35.4 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 472 9.8 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 830 17.3 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 35.4% provided care for children and 9.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.3% 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
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,064 22.2 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,323 27.6 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 621 13.0 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 492 10.3 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% 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 Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 672 38.2 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 751 42.7 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 318 18.1 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 18 1.0 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 42.7% were couple families with children, 38.2% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 14.5 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 85.5 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 14.5% of single parents were male and 85.5% 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
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 262 18.3 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 42 2.9 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 329 23.0 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 196 13.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 65 4.5 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 362 25.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 86 6.0 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 90 6.3 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 18.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,250 94.5 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 130 5.5 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 94.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 1,775 78.9 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 475 21.1 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 78.9% were separate houses, 21.1% 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
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 19 0.8 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 276 12.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 946 42.1 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 964 42.9 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 42 1.9 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.8% had 1 bedroom, 12.3% had 2 bedrooms and 42.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 610 26.9 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 853 37.6 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 746 32.9 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 11 0.5 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 46 2.0 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 26.9% were owned outright, 37.6% were owned with a mortgage and 32.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,720 76.1 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 448 19.8 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 91 4.0 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.1% were family households, 19.8% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

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Household income Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 18.2 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 18.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.0% 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 Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 420 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.8 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.2 -- 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 Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,846 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
None 58 2.6 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 867 38.4 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 958 42.4 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 310 13.7 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 65 2.9 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 38.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 249 11.1 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,950 86.8 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 48 2.1 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 86.8% 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.
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Male 60 42.3 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 82 57.7 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 16 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), 42.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 57.7% were female. The median age was 16 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
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,392 -- 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 Caloundra West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,392.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Caloundra West % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 433 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Caloundra West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $433 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