2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia State Suburbs

Morphett Vale

Code SSC40917 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 23,140
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 40
Families 6,367
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 10,452
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,009
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $270
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
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Male 11,329 49.0 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 11,807 51.0 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 446 1.9 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 23,140 people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.9% of the population.

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Age Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,454 6.3 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,317 5.7 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,291 5.6 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,295 5.6 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,465 6.3 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,577 6.8 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,709 7.4 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,413 6.1 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,460 6.3 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,446 6.2 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,434 6.2 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,404 6.1 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,484 6.4 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,571 6.8 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,154 5.0 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 715 3.1 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 476 2.1 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 481 2.1 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Married 7,953 41.7 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 821 4.3 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,372 12.4 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,082 5.7 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 6,859 35.9 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 41.7% were married and 16.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 7,195 41.6 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,140 12.4 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 7,978 46.1 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 256 4.2 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,430 23.3 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 188 3.1 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 269 4.4 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 873 14.3 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 141 2.3 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 221 3.6 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 457 7.5 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 693 11.3 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 162 2.6 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,435 23.4 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.8% were in primary school, 20.0% in secondary school and 18.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,665 8.7 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,462 7.7 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 827 4.3 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,550 18.6 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,911 15.3 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,198 11.5 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,464 12.9 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 12 0.1 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,603 8.4 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 68 0.4 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,746 9.2 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 15.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.0% 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % 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 Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 17,088 73.9 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,138 26.5 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,776 7.7 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,404 6.1 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 12,348 53.4 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 53.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 5,485 51.5 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 3,611 33.9 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 567 5.3 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 982 9.2 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 10,645 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs). Of these 51.5% were employed full time, 33.9% were employed part-time and 9.2% 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
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 1,189 12.3 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 982 10.2 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,437 14.9 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,420 25.0 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,067 31.7 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 31.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 534 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,234 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,009 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) was $534.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 13,496 70.7 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,589 29.3 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,488 13.0 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,137 16.4 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.4% 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
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 4,133 21.7 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 5,180 27.1 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,355 12.3 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,828 9.6 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,468 38.7 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,291 35.9 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,503 23.6 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 111 1.7 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 35.9% were couple families with children, 38.7% were couple families without children and 23.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 18.0 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.0 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% 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
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 702 14.8 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 219 4.6 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 984 20.7 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 671 14.1 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 374 7.9 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,309 27.5 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 272 5.7 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 227 4.8 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 14.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 20.7% 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,406 93.4 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 661 6.6 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 93.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 7,933 84.3 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,431 15.2 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 35 0.4 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.0 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 84.3% were separate houses, 15.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.4% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.2 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 181 1.9 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,384 14.7 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 6,066 64.6 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,561 16.6 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 185 2.0 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.9% had 1 bedroom, 14.7% had 2 bedrooms and 64.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 2,567 27.3 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 3,798 40.4 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,725 29.0 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 93 1.0 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 219 2.3 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 27.3% were owned outright, 40.4% were owned with a mortgage and 29.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,271 66.7 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,839 30.2 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 289 3.1 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.7% were family households, 30.2% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 26.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 3.3% 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.6 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.4 -- 10.2 -- 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.2 -- 6.6 -- 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
None 717 7.6 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,838 40.8 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 3,178 33.8 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,380 14.7 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 300 3.2 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 40.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,597 17.0 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 7,574 80.6 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 229 2.4 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 80.6% 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.
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Male 215 48.2 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 231 51.8 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 18 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 48.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.8% were female. The median age was 18 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
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 945 -- 1,014 -- 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 Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $945.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 270 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,575 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,575.

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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