2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Meridan Plains

Code SSC31823 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,675
Male 47.3%
Female 52.7%
Median age 33
Families 1,038
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.9
All private dwellings 1,427
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,351
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $440
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
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Male 1,737 47.3 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,934 52.7 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 81 2.2 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,675 people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs). Of these 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.2% of the population.

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Age Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 33 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 282 7.7 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 310 8.5 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 285 7.8 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 264 7.2 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 264 7.2 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 256 7.0 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 266 7.3 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 250 6.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 231 6.3 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 226 6.2 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 144 3.9 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 138 3.8 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 102 2.8 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 144 3.9 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 174 4.8 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 148 4.0 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 107 2.9 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 69 1.9 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,406 50.1 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 81 2.9 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 244 8.7 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 153 5.4 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 924 32.9 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.1% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,269 49.7 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 319 12.5 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 963 37.7 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 53 4.4 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 307 25.4 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 14 1.2 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 60 5.0 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 214 17.7 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 22 1.8 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 75 6.2 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 61 5.0 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 144 11.9 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 35 2.9 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 225 18.6 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 32.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.8% were in primary school, 25.3% in secondary school and 17.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 393 14.0 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 292 10.4 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 94 3.4 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 521 18.6 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 437 15.6 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 149 5.3 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 360 12.8 488,554 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 207 7.4 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 3 0.1 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 268 9.6 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 15.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.4% 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 Meridan Plains % 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 Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,694 73.5 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 887 24.2 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 252 6.9 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 211 5.7 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,097 57.1 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 57.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 914 54.2 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 565 33.5 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 62 3.7 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 145 8.6 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,686 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs). Of these 54.2% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 8.6% 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
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 200 13.0 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 135 8.8 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 228 14.8 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 282 18.4 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 626 40.8 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 626 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,450 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,351 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) was $626.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,046 72.9 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 934 33.4 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 287 10.2 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 473 16.9 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.4% provided care for children and 10.2% 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
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 631 22.5 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 771 27.5 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 355 12.6 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 289 10.3 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Expand Families category,
includes family composition employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 375 36.1 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 441 42.4 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 211 20.3 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 13 1.2 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 42.4% were couple families with children, 36.1% were couple families without children and 20.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 11.4 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 88.6 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 11.4% of single parents were male and 88.6% 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
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 161 19.8 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 37 4.5 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 181 22.2 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 100 12.3 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 40 4.9 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 214 26.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 33 4.0 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 49 6.0 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 22.2% 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,278 94.3 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 77 5.7 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 94.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 914 71.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 344 26.9 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 12 0.9 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.2 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 71.5% were separate houses, 26.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 6 0.5 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 284 22.2 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 444 34.7 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 530 41.5 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 14 1.1 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.5% had 1 bedroom, 22.2% had 2 bedrooms and 34.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 324 25.4 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 384 30.0 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 499 39.0 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 54 4.2 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 17 1.3 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 25.4% were owned outright, 30.0% were owned with a mortgage and 39.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,023 80.0 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 208 16.3 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 48 3.8 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.0% were family households, 16.3% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

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Household income Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 18.6 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 8.3 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 18.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.3% 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 440 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.6 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.4 -- 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
None 29 2.3 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 504 39.2 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 533 41.4 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 189 14.7 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 31 2.4 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 39.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 108 8.5 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,146 89.9 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 21 1.6 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 89.9% 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.
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Male 47 56.6 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 36 43.4 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 56.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 43.4% were female. The median age was 18 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
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,833 -- 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 Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,833.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 450 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,867 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $450 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,867.

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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