2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Pelican Waters

Code SSC32316 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,277
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 51
Families 1,994
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 2,630
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,392
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,126
Median weekly rent $480
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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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
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Male 3,057 48.6 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,229 51.4 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 82 1.3 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,277 people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

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Age Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 51 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 212 3.4 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 370 5.9 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 418 6.7 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 355 5.6 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 168 2.7 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 132 2.1 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 163 2.6 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 265 4.2 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 425 6.8 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 489 7.8 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 430 6.8 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 429 6.8 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 496 7.9 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 724 11.5 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 567 9.0 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 337 5.4 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 167 2.7 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 138 2.2 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) was 51 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 30.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Married 3,577 67.7 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 111 2.1 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 326 6.2 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 291 5.5 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 979 18.5 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 67.7% were married and 8.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,226 67.6 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 358 7.5 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,185 24.8 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 59 3.8 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 242 15.5 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 94 6.0 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 174 11.1 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 143 9.1 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 120 7.7 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 176 11.3 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 57 3.6 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 164 10.5 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 35 2.2 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 299 19.1 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 25.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.2% were in primary school, 28.1% in secondary school and 14.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 886 16.8 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 581 11.0 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 173 3.3 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 847 16.0 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 725 13.7 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 271 5.1 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 827 15.6 488,554 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 378 7.1 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.2 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 406 7.7 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 13.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.0% 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 Pelican Waters % 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 Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,520 71.9 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,685 26.8 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 424 6.7 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 310 4.9 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,579 57.0 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 57.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,386 54.0 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 892 34.7 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 143 5.6 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 148 5.8 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,569 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 34.7% were employed part-time and 5.8% 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
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 355 14.6 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 245 10.1 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 294 12.1 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 371 15.3 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,020 42.0 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 14.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 602 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,506 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,392 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) was $602.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,949 74.8 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,376 26.1 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 622 11.8 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,064 20.1 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.1% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.1% 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
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,019 19.3 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,427 27.0 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 873 16.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 636 12.0 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,119 56.3 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 725 36.5 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 136 6.8 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 9 0.5 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 36.5% were couple families with children, 56.3% were couple families without children and 6.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 16.8 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.2 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% 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
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 263 14.2 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 69 3.7 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 282 15.2 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 179 9.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 112 6.0 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 750 40.5 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 75 4.0 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 123 6.6 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 14.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 15.2% 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,293 89.9 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 259 10.1 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 89.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 2,049 89.4 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 93 4.1 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 145 6.3 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 89.4% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.3% were flat or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.3 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 16 0.7 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 100 4.4 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 543 23.7 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,598 69.9 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 1.0 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.7% had 1 bedroom, 4.4% had 2 bedrooms and 23.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 1,154 50.3 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 739 32.2 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 352 15.3 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 0.4 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 40 1.7 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 50.3% were owned outright, 32.2% were owned with a mortgage and 15.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,965 85.9 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 296 12.9 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 26 1.1 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.9% were family households, 12.9% were single person households and 1.1% were group households.

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Household income Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.9 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 16.9 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 15.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.9% 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 480 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,126 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None 27 1.2 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 686 29.9 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,110 48.5 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 433 18.9 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 35 1.5 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 29.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 48.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 154 6.7 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,097 91.6 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 39 1.7 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 91.6% 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.
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Male 40 45.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 48 54.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 15 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 45.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.5% were female. The median age was 15 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
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,218 -- 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 Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,218.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 555 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,024 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $555 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,024.

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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