2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia State Suburbs

Williamstown (SA)

Code SSC41588 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 2,755
Male 51.2%
Female 48.8%
Median age 40
Families 786
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.9
All private dwellings 1,044
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,480
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3

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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
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 1,413 51.2 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,345 48.8 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 20 0.7 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,755 people in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs). Of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

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Age Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 186 6.8 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 203 7.4 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 185 6.7 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 181 6.6 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 161 5.8 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 135 4.9 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 155 5.6 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 149 5.4 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 209 7.6 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 219 7.9 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 199 7.2 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 210 7.6 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 162 5.9 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 151 5.5 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 94 3.4 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 57 2.1 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 49 1.8 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 50 1.8 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Married 1,245 57.1 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 62 2.8 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 145 6.6 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 99 4.5 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 631 28.9 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.1% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,138 57.6 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 229 11.6 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 608 30.8 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 36 4.7 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 172 22.6 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 9 1.2 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 109 14.3 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 84 11.0 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 26 3.4 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 59 7.8 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 45 5.9 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 62 8.1 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 12 1.6 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 147 19.3 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 27.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.9% were in primary school, 22.7% 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
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 278 12.8 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 207 9.5 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 101 4.6 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 428 19.7 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 307 14.1 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 237 10.9 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 203 9.3 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 157 7.2 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 3 0.1 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 188 8.6 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 14.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 24.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.5% 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 Williamstown (SA) % 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 Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,179 79.6 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 Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 599 21.7 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 176 6.4 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 160 5.8 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,679 60.9 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 60.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 784 55.2 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 477 33.6 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 74 5.2 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 86 6.1 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 1,421 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs). Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 33.6% were employed part-time and 6.1% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 160 12.0 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 144 10.8 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 175 13.1 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 233 17.5 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 549 41.2 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 654 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,705 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,480 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs) was $654.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,668 76.5 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 749 34.3 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 282 12.9 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 516 23.6 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.3% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.6% 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
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 474 21.7 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 644 29.5 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 318 14.6 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 238 10.9 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 29.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% 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 Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 317 40.3 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 385 48.9 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 82 10.4 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 3 0.4 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 48.9% were couple families with children, 40.3% were couple families without children and 10.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 26.0 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 74.0 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 26.0% of single parents were male and 74.0% 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
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 145 20.8 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 45 6.5 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 172 24.7 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 100 14.3 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 55 7.9 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 107 15.4 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 41 5.9 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 32 4.6 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 20.8% had both partners employed full-time, 6.5% had both employed part-time and 24.7% 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 Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 936 92.9 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 72 7.1 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 909 97.1 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 10 1.1 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 4 0.4 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 5 0.5 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 97.1% were separate houses, 1.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.4% were flat or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.3 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 12 1.3 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 90 9.6 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 431 45.8 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 393 41.8 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 12 1.3 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.3% had 1 bedroom, 9.6% had 2 bedrooms and 45.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 290 30.9 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 514 54.7 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 108 11.5 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 10 1.1 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 18 1.9 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 30.9% were owned outright, 54.7% were owned with a mortgage and 11.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 764 81.8 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 157 16.8 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 13 1.4 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.8% were family households, 16.8% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

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Household income Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.5 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 10.7 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 14.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.7% 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 Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.6 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.4 -- 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 Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
None 4 0.4 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 211 22.4 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 420 44.6 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 276 29.3 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 30 3.2 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 22.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 82 8.7 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 841 89.7 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 15 1.6 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 89.7% 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.
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Male 12 57.1 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 9 42.9 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 17 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), 57.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 42.9% were female. The median age was 17 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
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.7 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,624 -- 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 Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 0.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,624.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Williamstown (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 0 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Williamstown (SA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500.

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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