2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

East Mackay

Code SSC30938 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,564
Male 50.7%
Female 49.3%
Median age 42
Families 865
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 1,656
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,335
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $255
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Male 1,808 50.7 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,756 49.3 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 117 3.3 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,564 people in East Mackay (State Suburbs). Of these 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

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Age East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 42 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 179 5.0 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 224 6.3 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 212 6.0 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 173 4.9 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 221 6.2 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 209 5.9 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 232 6.5 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 211 5.9 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 250 7.0 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 267 7.5 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 275 7.7 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 230 6.5 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 206 5.8 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 185 5.2 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 115 3.2 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 85 2.4 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 108 3.0 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 178 5.0 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in East Mackay (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,290 43.6 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 127 4.3 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 326 11.0 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 262 8.9 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 954 32.2 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in East Mackay (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 43.6% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,059 44.8 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 276 11.7 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,031 43.6 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 32 3.3 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 167 17.1 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 116 11.9 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 4 0.4 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 105 10.7 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 93 9.5 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 15 1.5 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 38 3.9 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 103 10.5 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 16 1.6 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 288 29.5 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.4% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 14.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 389 13.2 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 195 6.6 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 79 2.7 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 534 18.1 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 415 14.0 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 139 4.7 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 438 14.8 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 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 283 9.6 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 11 0.4 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 394 13.3 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in East Mackay (State Suburbs), 14.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.6% 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 East Mackay % 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 East Mackay (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,800 78.8 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 East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 567 15.9 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 234 6.6 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 153 4.3 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,254 63.3 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), 63.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,047 59.5 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 482 27.4 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 72 4.1 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 160 9.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,761 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in East Mackay (State Suburbs). Of these 59.5% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 9.1% 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
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 161 10.0 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 130 8.1 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 188 11.7 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 284 17.7 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 771 47.9 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in East Mackay (State Suburbs), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 709 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,704 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,335 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in East Mackay (State Suburbs) was $709.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,964 66.6 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 733 24.9 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 282 9.6 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 604 20.5 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.9% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.5% 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
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 632 21.4 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 766 25.9 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 317 10.7 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 251 8.5 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in East Mackay (State Suburbs), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% 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 East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 358 41.4 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 347 40.2 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 150 17.4 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 9 1.0 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in East Mackay (State Suburbs), 40.2% were couple families with children, 41.4% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 19.5 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.5 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% 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
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 135 19.4 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 26 3.7 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 154 22.1 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 91 13.1 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 42 6.0 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 132 19.0 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 33 4.7 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 83 11.9 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,313 84.1 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 248 15.9 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), 84.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 939 71.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 344 26.2 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 11 0.8 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 9 0.7 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in East Mackay (State Suburbs), 71.5% were separate houses, 26.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flat or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.5 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 55 4.2 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 307 23.2 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 524 39.6 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 402 30.4 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 28 2.1 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 23.2% had 2 bedrooms and 39.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 371 28.1 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 403 30.5 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 489 37.0 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 21 1.6 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 37 2.8 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in East Mackay (State Suburbs), 28.1% were owned outright, 30.5% were owned with a mortgage and 37.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 849 64.0 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 414 31.2 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 63 4.8 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.0% were family households, 31.2% were single person households and 4.8% were group households.

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Household income East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.6 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 15.5 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), 23.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 15.5% 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 East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 255 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.2 -- 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 East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
None 112 8.5 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 489 37.1 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 472 35.8 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 204 15.5 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 42 3.2 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), 37.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 241 18.2 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,049 79.4 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 31 2.3 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), 79.4% 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.
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Male 62 54.9 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 51 45.1 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 33 -- 22 -- 23 --

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), 54.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 45.1% were female. The median age was 33 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
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,041 -- 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 East Mackay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,041.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
East Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 215 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,780 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In East Mackay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $215 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,780.

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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