2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Stafford Heights

Code SSC32675 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,833
Male 48.4%
Female 51.6%
Median age 38
Families 1,911
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 2,820
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,645
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Male 3,303 48.4 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,523 51.6 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 179 2.6 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,833 people in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs). Of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

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Age Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 444 6.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 412 6.0 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 379 5.6 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 392 5.7 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 445 6.5 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 431 6.3 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 541 7.9 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 469 6.9 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 451 6.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 492 7.2 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 458 6.7 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 380 5.6 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 370 5.4 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 308 4.5 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 282 4.1 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 254 3.7 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 185 2.7 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 135 2.0 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Married 2,703 48.4 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 154 2.8 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 461 8.2 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 294 5.3 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,976 35.4 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.4% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,427 47.3 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 575 11.2 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,130 41.5 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 70 3.7 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 288 15.3 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 206 10.9 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 38 2.0 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 160 8.5 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 169 9.0 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 59 3.1 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 102 5.4 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 352 18.7 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 63 3.3 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 377 20.0 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 27.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.2% were in primary school, 20.9% in secondary school and 24.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,392 25.0 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 542 9.7 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 133 2.4 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 713 12.8 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 970 17.4 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 202 3.6 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 623 11.2 488,554 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 392 7.0 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 40 0.7 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 432 7.8 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 17.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.7% 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 Stafford Heights % 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 Stafford Heights (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 5,195 76.3 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 Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,637 24.0 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 516 7.6 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 362 5.3 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,927 57.5 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 57.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,083 58.5 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,041 29.2 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 209 5.9 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 226 6.4 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 3,559 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs). Of these 58.5% were employed full time, 29.2% were employed part-time and 6.4% 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
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 364 10.9 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 299 9.0 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 373 11.2 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 658 19.8 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,422 42.7 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 755 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,982 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,645 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs) was $755.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,191 75.0 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,602 28.6 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 684 12.2 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,168 20.9 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.9% 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
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,322 23.6 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,665 29.8 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 704 12.6 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 501 9.0 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 29.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% 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 Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 741 38.8 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 799 41.8 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 327 17.1 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 45 2.4 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 41.8% were couple families with children, 38.8% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 16.2 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.8 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% 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
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 373 24.1 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 43 2.8 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 370 23.9 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 182 11.8 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 60 3.9 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 328 21.2 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 109 7.0 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 82 5.3 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 24.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 23.9% 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 Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,543 93.9 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 166 6.1 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 2,436 95.8 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 49 1.9 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 26 1.0 186,780 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 Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 95.8% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.0% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 36 1.4 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 156 6.1 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,463 57.5 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 816 32.1 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 72 2.8 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.4% had 1 bedroom, 6.1% had 2 bedrooms and 57.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 842 33.1 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 929 36.6 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 686 27.0 566,478 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 73 2.9 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 33.1% were owned outright, 36.6% were owned with a mortgage and 27.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,882 74.0 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 560 22.0 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 101 4.0 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), of all households, 74.0% were family households, 22.0% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

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Household income Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 16.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 20.4% 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 Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.0 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.0 -- 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 Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
None 146 5.7 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 854 33.6 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,018 40.0 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 441 17.3 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 85 3.3 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 33.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 312 12.2 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,154 84.5 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 84 3.3 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 84.5% 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.
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Male 81 45.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 97 54.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), 45.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.5% were female. The median age was 19 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
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,202 -- 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 Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,202.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Stafford Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 273 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,708 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Stafford Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $273 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,708.

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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