2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Mermaid Beach

Code SSC31827 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,533
Male 47.9%
Female 52.1%
Median age 35
Families 1,525
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 3,688
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,463
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Male 3,127 47.9 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,400 52.1 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 73 1.1 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,533 people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 249 3.8 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 208 3.2 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 205 3.1 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 279 4.3 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 646 9.9 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 906 13.9 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 753 11.5 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 524 8.0 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 369 5.7 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 404 6.2 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 436 6.7 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 392 6.0 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 311 4.8 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 282 4.3 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 214 3.3 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 139 2.1 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 80 1.2 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 133 2.0 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,822 31.0 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 195 3.3 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 653 11.1 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 203 3.5 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,004 51.1 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 31.0% were married and 14.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,466 30.0 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 913 18.7 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,509 51.3 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 30.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 45 2.5 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 144 8.1 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 48 2.7 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 67 3.8 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 89 5.0 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 30 1.7 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 105 5.9 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 139 7.8 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 377 21.2 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 82 4.6 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 656 36.8 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.9% were in primary school, 12.8% in secondary school and 29.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,477 25.2 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 596 10.2 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 164 2.8 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 776 13.2 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,034 17.6 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 233 4.0 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 459 7.8 488,554 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 209 3.6 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 16 0.3 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 735 12.5 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 17.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.2% 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,248 65.2 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,834 28.1 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 446 6.8 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 426 6.5 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,172 48.6 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 48.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,396 59.1 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,283 31.6 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 170 4.2 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 207 5.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 4,056 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 59.1% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 5.1% 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
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 369 9.6 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 407 10.6 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 506 13.1 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 701 18.2 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,695 44.0 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 842 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,816 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,463 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) was $842.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,007 68.3 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,129 19.2 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 442 7.5 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 874 14.9 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.2% provided care for children and 7.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.9% 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
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,814 30.9 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,501 25.6 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 435 7.4 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 252 4.3 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.3% 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 795 52.1 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 426 27.9 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 265 17.4 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 39 2.6 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 27.9% were couple families with children, 52.1% 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
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 20.5 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.5 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 20.5% of single parents were male and 79.5% 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
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 328 27.1 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 97 8.0 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 277 22.9 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 137 11.3 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 80 6.6 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 156 12.9 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 58 4.8 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 76 6.3 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 27.1% had both partners employed full-time, 8.0% had both employed part-time and 22.9% 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,767 82.2 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 600 17.8 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 82.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 583 21.1 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 481 17.4 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,686 60.9 186,780 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 Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 21.1% were separate houses, 17.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 60.9% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.3 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 299 10.8 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,440 52.0 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 612 22.1 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 342 12.3 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 70 2.5 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 10.8% had 1 bedroom, 52.0% had 2 bedrooms and 22.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 562 20.3 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 643 23.2 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,472 53.1 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 11 0.4 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 82 3.0 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 20.3% were owned outright, 23.2% were owned with a mortgage and 53.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,514 54.7 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 905 32.7 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 351 12.7 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of all households, 54.7% were family households, 32.7% were single person households and 12.7% were group households.

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Household income Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.0 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 14.9 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 15.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 14.9% 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 370 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 78.8 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 21.2 -- 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
None 177 6.4 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,184 42.8 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 983 35.5 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 323 11.7 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 101 3.6 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 42.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 349 12.6 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,337 84.7 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 74 2.7 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 84.7% 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.
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Male 39 48.8 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 41 51.2 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 48.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.2% were female. The median age was 26 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
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,625 -- 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 Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,625.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 350 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,019 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,019.

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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