2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Coolum Beach

Code SSC30691 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 8,497
Male 48.3%
Female 51.7%
Median age 43
Families 2,203
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 4,290
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,269
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $375
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
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Male 4,103 48.3 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,392 51.7 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 180 2.1 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 8,497 people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

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Age Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 43 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 499 5.9 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 513 6.0 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 522 6.1 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 488 5.7 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 349 4.1 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 419 4.9 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 550 6.5 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 544 6.4 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 640 7.5 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 637 7.5 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 598 7.0 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 591 7.0 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 591 7.0 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 493 5.8 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 327 3.8 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 286 3.4 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 234 2.8 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 218 2.6 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Married 3,098 44.3 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 253 3.6 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 886 12.7 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 441 6.3 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,309 33.0 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.3% were married and 16.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,683 45.2 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 837 14.1 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,422 40.8 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 88 3.8 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 527 22.7 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 48 2.1 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 97 4.2 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 335 14.4 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 89 3.8 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 94 4.0 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 135 5.8 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 235 10.1 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 53 2.3 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 625 26.9 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.7% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 16.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,288 18.5 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 674 9.7 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 243 3.5 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,287 18.5 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 981 14.1 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 301 4.3 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 855 12.3 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 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 383 5.5 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 12 0.2 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 745 10.7 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 14.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 22.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.7% 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 Coolum Beach % 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 Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 6,418 75.6 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,719 20.2 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 592 7.0 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 489 5.8 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,006 58.9 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 58.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,122 50.7 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,564 37.4 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 203 4.9 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 294 7.0 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 4,183 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 50.7% were employed full time, 37.4% were employed part-time and 7.0% 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
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 539 13.9 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 467 12.0 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 561 14.4 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 587 15.1 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,531 39.4 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 13.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 646 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,492 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,269 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) was $646.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,055 72.5 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,037 29.2 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 775 11.1 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,350 19.4 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.4% 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
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,561 22.4 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,967 28.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 889 12.7 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 641 9.2 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 28.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 914 41.3 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 898 40.6 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 369 16.7 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 33 1.5 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 40.6% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 22.2 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 77.8 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 22.2% of single parents were male and 77.8% 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
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 303 16.7 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 117 6.5 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 437 24.1 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 213 11.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 146 8.1 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 405 22.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 92 5.1 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 100 5.5 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 16.7% had both partners employed full-time, 6.5% had both employed part-time and 24.1% 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,140 81.9 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 695 18.1 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 81.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 2,297 73.2 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 341 10.9 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 441 14.0 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 28 0.9 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 73.2% were separate houses, 10.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.0% were flat or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 95 3.0 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 624 19.9 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,420 45.4 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 911 29.1 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 67 2.1 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 19.9% had 2 bedrooms and 45.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 936 29.8 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,024 32.6 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,063 33.9 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 33 1.1 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 82 2.6 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 29.8% were owned outright, 32.6% were owned with a mortgage and 33.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,170 69.2 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 804 25.6 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 161 5.1 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.2% were family households, 25.6% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

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Household income Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.7 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 9.8 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 19.7% 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 375 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.0 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.0 -- 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
None 120 3.8 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,148 36.7 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,248 39.9 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 512 16.4 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 100 3.2 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 365 11.6 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,693 85.9 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 76 2.4 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 85.9% 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.
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Male 91 50.8 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 88 49.2 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 50.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.2% were female. The median age was 22 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
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,337 -- 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 Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,337.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 370 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $370 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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