2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Palm Cove

Code SSC32277 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 2,059
Male 48.5%
Female 51.5%
Median age 49
Families 567
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 1,370
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,280
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Male 1,001 48.5 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,063 51.5 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 39 1.9 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,059 people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs). Of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.9% of the population.

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Age Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 49 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 65 3.2 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 90 4.4 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 107 5.2 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 80 3.9 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 60 2.9 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 93 4.5 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 114 5.5 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 138 6.7 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 136 6.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 170 8.3 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 175 8.5 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 188 9.1 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 197 9.6 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 206 10.0 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 124 6.0 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 72 3.5 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 29 1.4 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 16 0.8 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) was 49 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Married 908 50.3 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 70 3.9 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 249 13.8 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 70 3.9 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 509 28.2 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.3% were married and 17.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 745 50.8 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 226 15.4 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 496 33.8 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 10 2.0 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 38 7.7 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 53 10.7 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 43 8.7 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 53 10.7 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 21 4.2 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 15 3.0 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 29 5.8 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 71 14.3 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 11 2.2 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 152 30.6 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 24.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.7% were in primary school, 17.8% in secondary school and 20.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 382 21.2 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 230 12.7 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 39 2.2 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 245 13.6 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 283 15.7 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 96 5.3 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 179 9.9 488,554 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 66 3.7 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.6 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 205 11.4 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 15.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 12.7% 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 Palm Cove % 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 Palm Cove (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,233 60.6 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 776 37.6 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 130 6.3 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 118 5.7 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 870 42.1 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 42.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 626 58.9 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 311 29.3 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 51 4.8 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 75 7.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,063 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palm Cove (State Suburbs). Of these 58.9% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 7.1% 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
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 86 8.7 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 102 10.4 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 121 12.3 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 163 16.6 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 464 47.2 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 719 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,625 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,280 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) was $719.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,267 70.4 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 387 21.5 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 156 8.7 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 287 15.9 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.5% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.9% 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
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 377 20.8 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 553 30.5 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 208 11.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 140 7.7 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 30.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.7% 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 336 59.4 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 172 30.4 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 58 10.2 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 30.4% were couple families with children, 59.4% were couple families without children and 10.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 15.4 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.6 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% 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
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 112 21.9 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 27 5.3 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 82 16.0 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 68 13.3 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 32 6.2 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 126 24.6 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 15 2.9 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 50 9.8 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 21.9% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 16.0% 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 828 69.9 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 356 30.1 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 69.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 30.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 490 59.2 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 127 15.3 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 153 18.5 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 8 1.0 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 59.2% were separate houses, 15.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.5% were flat or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.8 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 85 10.3 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 196 23.8 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 297 36.0 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 226 27.4 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 14 1.7 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 10.3% had 1 bedroom, 23.8% had 2 bedrooms and 36.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 247 30.0 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 222 26.9 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 338 41.0 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.4 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 14 1.7 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 30.0% were owned outright, 26.9% were owned with a mortgage and 41.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 568 68.6 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 237 28.6 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 23 2.8 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.6% were family households, 28.6% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

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Household income Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 13.9 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 20.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.9% 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.2 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 19.8 -- 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.9 -- 6.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
None 42 5.1 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 381 46.5 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 279 34.1 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 100 12.2 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17 2.1 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 46.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 84 10.2 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 723 87.8 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 16 1.9 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 87.8% 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.
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Male 18 50.0 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 18 50.0 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 33 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% 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
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,104 -- 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 Palm Cove (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,104.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 300 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,383.

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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