2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Fortitude Valley

Code SSC31084 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,978
Male 54%
Female 46%
Median age 31
Families 1,270
Average children per family
for families with children 1.3
for all families 0.1
All private dwellings 4,312
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,579
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.9

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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
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Male 3,767 54.0 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,210 46.0 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 108 1.5 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,978 people in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs). Of these 54.0% were male and 46.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 31 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 167 2.4 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 82 1.2 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 48 0.7 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 185 2.7 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,035 14.9 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,592 22.9 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,344 19.3 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 709 10.2 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 459 6.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 335 4.8 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 275 3.9 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 232 3.3 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 173 2.5 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 135 1.9 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 85 1.2 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 32 0.5 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 27 0.4 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 51 0.7 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 4.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,367 20.4 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 199 3.0 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 492 7.4 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 81 1.2 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,546 68.0 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 20.4% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,003 19.3 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,200 23.1 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,987 57.6 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 19.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 23.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 24 1.0 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 64 2.6 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 0.2 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3 0.1 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 34 1.4 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 12 0.5 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 16 0.7 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 252 10.4 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 713 29.5 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 263 10.9 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,030 42.6 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 34.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 3.3% were in primary school, 2.4% in secondary school and 39.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,420 36.2 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 594 8.9 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 182 2.7 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 518 7.8 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,235 18.5 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 124 1.9 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 236 3.5 488,554 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 122 1.8 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 19 0.3 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,089 16.3 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 18.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.9% 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 Fortitude Valley % 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 Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,207 46.1 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 Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,016 43.2 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 394 5.6 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 329 4.7 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,187 31.3 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 31.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 43.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,081 65.3 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,159 24.6 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 164 3.5 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 315 6.7 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 4,719 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs). Of these 65.3% were employed full time, 24.6% 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
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 311 7.0 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 491 11.1 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 360 8.2 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 947 21.5 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,138 48.5 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 915 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 2,112 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,579 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs) was $915.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,123 61.7 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 585 8.7 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 307 4.6 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 951 14.2 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 8.7% provided care for children and 4.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.2% 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
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,190 32.7 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,498 22.4 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 296 4.4 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 145 2.2 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 22.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.2% 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 Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 925 72.8 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 210 16.5 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 77 6.1 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 58 4.6 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 16.5% were couple families with children, 72.8% were couple families without children and 6.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 22.7 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 77.3 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 22.7% of single parents were male and 77.3% 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
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 461 40.8 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 87 7.7 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 179 15.9 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 170 15.1 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 37 3.3 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 68 6.0 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 50 4.4 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 77 6.8 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 40.8% had both partners employed full-time, 7.7% had both employed part-time and 15.9% 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 Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,146 83.1 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 638 16.9 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 83.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 97 3.1 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 84 2.7 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,959 94.1 186,780 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 Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 3.1% were separate houses, 2.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 94.1% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 156 5.0 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,172 37.3 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,407 44.8 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 253 8.1 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 52 1.7 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 98 3.1 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 37.3% had 1 bedroom, 44.8% had 2 bedrooms and 8.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.6. The average household size was 1.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 175 5.6 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 484 15.4 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,357 74.9 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 24 0.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 106 3.4 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 5.6% were owned outright, 15.4% were owned with a mortgage and 74.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,266 40.3 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,360 43.3 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 517 16.4 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), of all households, 40.3% were family households, 43.3% were single person households and 16.4% were group households.

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Household income Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 17.8 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 16.1 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 17.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.1% 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 Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 69.0 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 31.0 -- 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 Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.2 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.8 -- 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 Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
None 961 30.6 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,573 50.0 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 427 13.6 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 57 1.8 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 125 4.0 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 50.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 13.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 1.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 296 9.4 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,740 87.2 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 107 3.4 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 87.2% 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.
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Male 67 60.4 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 44 39.6 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), 60.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 39.6% were female. The median age was 31 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
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 1.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,036 -- 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 Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.5 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,036.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Fortitude Valley % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 340 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Fortitude Valley (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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