2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

South Toowoomba

Code SSC32626 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 5,224
Male 47.2%
Female 52.8%
Median age 37
Families 1,220
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 2,546
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,103
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,408
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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Expand People category,
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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
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Male 2,465 47.2 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,758 52.8 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 237 4.5 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,224 people in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs). Of these 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.5% of the population.

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Age South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 316 6.1 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 289 5.5 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 294 5.6 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 324 6.2 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 412 7.9 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 439 8.4 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 383 7.3 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 317 6.1 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 309 5.9 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 374 7.2 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 317 6.1 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 324 6.2 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 256 4.9 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 260 5.0 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 188 3.6 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 153 2.9 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 116 2.2 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 143 2.7 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,612 37.4 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 205 4.8 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 492 11.4 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 289 6.7 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,714 39.7 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 37.4% were married and 16.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,363 37.7 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 424 11.7 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,826 50.5 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 56 3.6 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 200 12.8 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 100 6.4 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 56 3.6 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 159 10.2 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 116 7.4 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 51 3.3 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 112 7.2 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 218 13.9 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 58 3.7 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 440 28.1 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 30.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.5% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 21.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 803 18.6 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 331 7.7 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 129 3.0 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 656 15.2 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 633 14.6 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 156 3.6 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 559 12.9 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 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 367 8.5 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 23 0.5 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 585 13.5 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 14.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.7% 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 South Toowoomba % 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 South Toowoomba (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,123 79.6 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 South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 790 15.1 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 279 5.3 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 224 4.3 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,383 64.7 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 64.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,447 57.3 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 748 29.6 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 110 4.4 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 221 8.7 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,526 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs). Of these 57.3% were employed full time, 29.6% were employed part-time and 8.7% 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
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 230 10.0 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 210 9.1 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 311 13.5 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 482 20.9 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 967 41.9 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 630 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,452 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,103 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs) was $630.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,948 68.1 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,103 25.6 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 468 10.8 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 800 18.5 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.6% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.5% 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
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 943 21.8 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,156 26.7 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 495 11.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 350 8.1 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 26.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.1% 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 South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 491 40.3 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 429 35.2 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 272 22.3 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 26 2.1 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 35.2% were couple families with children, 40.3% were couple families without children and 22.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 17.5 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.5 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% 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
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 201 21.9 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 41 4.5 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 215 23.4 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 118 12.9 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 63 6.9 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 168 18.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 49 5.3 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 63 6.9 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 21.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 23.4% 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 South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,094 87.0 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 313 13.0 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 87.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 1,500 71.6 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 501 23.9 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 72 3.4 186,780 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 South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 71.6% were separate houses, 23.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.4% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 83 4.0 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 607 29.0 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,018 48.6 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 317 15.1 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 62 3.0 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 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 29.0% had 2 bedrooms and 48.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 472 22.4 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 597 28.4 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 962 45.7 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 12 0.6 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 62 2.9 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 22.4% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 45.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,208 57.4 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 782 37.1 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 115 5.5 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of all households, 57.4% were family households, 37.1% were single person households and 5.5% were group households.

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Household income South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 8.5 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 26.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.5% 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 South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.9 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 19.1 -- 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 South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
None 203 9.7 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 908 43.3 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 654 31.2 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 248 11.8 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 82 3.9 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 43.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 429 20.4 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,614 76.9 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 57 2.7 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 76.9% 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.
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Male 101 42.6 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 136 57.4 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 42.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 57.4% were female. The median age was 22 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
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,010 -- 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 South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,010.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 258 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,539 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In South Toowoomba (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $258 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,539.

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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