2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Currumbin Waters

Code SSC30782 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 9,121
Male 48.1%
Female 51.9%
Median age 43
Families 2,566
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 3,677
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,323
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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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
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Male 4,388 48.1 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,735 51.9 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 236 2.6 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 9,121 people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

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Age Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 43 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 489 5.4 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 610 6.7 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 649 7.1 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 591 6.5 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 467 5.1 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 342 3.7 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 443 4.9 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 535 5.9 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 643 7.0 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 643 7.0 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 678 7.4 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 646 7.1 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 547 6.0 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 550 6.0 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 415 4.5 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 336 3.7 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 252 2.8 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 295 3.2 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Married 3,622 49.1 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 240 3.3 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 804 10.9 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 494 6.7 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,214 30.0 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.1% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,296 48.9 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 710 10.5 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,735 40.6 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 126 4.9 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 622 24.4 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 119 4.7 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 73 2.9 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 519 20.4 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 48 1.9 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 100 3.9 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 132 5.2 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 289 11.3 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 70 2.7 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 452 17.7 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.7% were in primary school, 26.1% 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
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 958 13.0 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 735 10.0 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 255 3.5 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,364 18.5 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,148 15.5 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 337 4.6 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,151 15.6 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 6 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 556 7.5 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 7 0.1 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 604 8.2 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 15.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.0% 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 Currumbin Waters % 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 Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 7,101 78.1 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,885 20.7 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 748 8.2 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 590 6.5 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,456 59.8 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 59.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,354 52.4 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,619 36.0 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 223 5.0 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 299 6.7 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 4,495 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 52.4% were employed full time, 36.0% were employed part-time and 6.7% 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
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 550 13.1 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 455 10.9 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 616 14.7 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 744 17.7 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,610 38.4 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 615 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,552 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,323 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) was $615.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,285 71.7 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,107 28.6 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 836 11.3 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,249 16.9 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.9% 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
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,626 22.1 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,075 28.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 923 12.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 654 8.9 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 28.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.9% 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 967 37.7 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,099 42.8 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 459 17.9 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 42 1.6 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 42.8% were couple families with children, 37.7% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 18.7 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.3 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% 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
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 381 18.5 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 108 5.3 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 505 24.6 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 234 11.4 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 120 5.8 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 459 22.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 105 5.1 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 144 7.0 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 24.6% 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,315 93.5 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 232 6.5 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 93.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 2,424 73.1 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 848 25.6 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 36 1.1 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 73.1% were separate houses, 25.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.1% were flat or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 98 3.0 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 452 13.6 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,594 48.0 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,089 32.8 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 74 2.2 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 13.6% had 2 bedrooms and 48.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 1,169 35.2 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,279 38.5 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 758 22.8 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 23 0.7 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 91 2.7 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 35.2% were owned outright, 38.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,489 75.0 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 725 21.8 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 106 3.2 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.0% were family households, 21.8% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

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Household income Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.9 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 11.7 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 19.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.7% 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 380 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.5 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.5 -- 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.9 -- 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None 139 4.2 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,063 32.1 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,284 38.7 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 723 21.8 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 107 3.2 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 476 14.4 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,752 83.0 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 87 2.6 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 83.0% 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.
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Male 117 49.6 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 119 50.4 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 49.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.4% 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
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,375 -- 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 Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 320 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $320 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