2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

Cable Beach

Code SSC50230 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 5,436
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 34
Families 1,300
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 3,118
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,944
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

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
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 2,682 49.4 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,751 50.6 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,083 19.9 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,436 people in Cable Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 19.9% of the population.

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Age Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 418 7.7 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 487 8.9 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 407 7.5 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 297 5.5 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 248 4.6 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 403 7.4 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 490 9.0 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 446 8.2 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 442 8.1 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 423 7.8 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 381 7.0 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 373 6.9 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 257 4.7 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 164 3.0 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 119 2.2 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 52 1.0 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 27 0.5 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 9 0.2 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Cable Beach (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 1,602 38.9 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 160 3.9 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 372 9.0 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 91 2.2 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,897 46.0 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Cable Beach (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 38.9% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,245 37.7 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 726 22.0 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,329 40.3 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 22.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 74 3.8 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 373 19.3 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 171 8.9 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 13 0.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 259 13.4 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 66 3.4 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 7 0.4 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 122 6.3 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 103 5.3 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 26 1.3 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 716 37.1 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 35.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.9% were in primary school, 17.9% in secondary school and 11.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 802 19.4 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 400 9.7 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 150 3.6 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 597 14.4 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 531 12.9 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 242 5.9 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 410 9.9 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 170 4.1 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.2 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 700 16.9 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 12.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.0% 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 Cable Beach % Western 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 Cable Beach (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,840 71.2 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,028 18.9 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 369 6.8 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 237 4.4 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,096 56.9 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 56.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,773 63.4 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 712 25.5 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 196 7.0 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 114 4.1 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 2,795 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cable Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 63.4% were employed full time, 25.5% were employed part-time and 4.1% 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
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 215 8.0 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 194 7.2 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 302 11.3 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 560 20.9 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,212 45.3 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 8.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 980 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,210 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,944 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cable Beach (State Suburbs) was $980.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,797 67.8 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,155 28.0 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 309 7.5 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 914 22.2 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 7.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.2% 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
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 934 22.7 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,166 28.3 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 402 9.8 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 288 7.0 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.0% 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 Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 503 38.5 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 543 41.6 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 241 18.5 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 18 1.4 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 41.6% were couple families with children, 38.5% were couple families without children and 18.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 15.5 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.5 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% 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
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 317 30.2 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 48 4.6 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 250 23.9 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 126 12.0 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 37 3.5 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 70 6.7 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 80 7.6 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 120 11.5 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 30.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% 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 Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,763 88.0 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 241 12.0 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 1,385 78.6 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 74 4.2 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 119 6.7 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 162 9.2 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 78.6% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flat or apartments and 9.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 67 3.8 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 122 6.9 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 214 12.1 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 757 42.8 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 555 31.4 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 53 3.0 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.9% had 1 bedroom, 12.1% had 2 bedrooms and 42.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 293 16.6 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 499 28.2 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 915 51.7 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 12 0.7 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 51 2.9 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 16.6% were owned outright, 28.2% were owned with a mortgage and 51.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,268 71.7 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 419 23.7 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 82 4.6 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.7% were family households, 23.7% were single person households and 4.6% were group households.

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Household income Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.2 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 23.7 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 14.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 23.7% 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 Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.4 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.6 -- 9.7 -- 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 Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.7 -- 8.6 -- 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 Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
None 100 5.6 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 589 33.3 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 650 36.7 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 340 19.2 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 92 5.2 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 260 14.8 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,449 82.2 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 53 3.0 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 82.2% 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.
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 508 46.6 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 582 53.4 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), 46.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.4% were female. The median age was 20 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
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,277 -- 1,210 -- 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 Cable Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,277.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Cable Beach % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 247 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Cable Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $247 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,400.

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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