2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania State Suburbs

Smithton

Code SSC60600 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,881
Male 49.9%
Female 50.1%
Median age 41
Families 1,008
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 1,753
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,056
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $185
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 1,936 49.9 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,946 50.1 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 735 18.9 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,881 people in Smithton (State Suburbs). Of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 18.9% of the population.

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Age Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 41 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 209 5.4 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 293 7.5 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 260 6.7 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 244 6.3 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 264 6.8 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 203 5.2 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 217 5.6 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 189 4.9 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 237 6.1 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 248 6.4 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 266 6.9 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 279 7.2 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 252 6.5 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 209 5.4 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 173 4.5 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 133 3.4 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 118 3.0 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 89 2.3 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Smithton (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 1,411 45.2 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 132 4.2 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 262 8.4 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 269 8.6 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,046 33.5 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Smithton (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,239 45.8 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 398 14.7 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,071 39.5 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 27 2.5 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 170 15.4 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 116 10.5 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 92 8.4 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 128 11.6 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 34 3.1 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 84 7.6 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 58 5.3 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 30 2.7 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 25 2.3 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 337 30.6 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.6% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 8.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 166 5.3 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 157 5.0 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 90 2.9 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 522 16.8 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 272 8.7 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 183 5.9 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 749 24.1 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 505 16.2 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 11 0.4 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 399 12.8 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Smithton (State Suburbs), 8.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.0% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % 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 Smithton (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,322 85.6 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 271 7.0 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 117 3.0 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 94 2.4 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,095 79.8 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 79.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,029 56.1 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 587 32.0 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 119 6.5 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 100 5.4 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 1,835 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Smithton (State Suburbs). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 32.0% were employed part-time and 5.4% 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
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 174 10.1 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 192 11.1 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 216 12.5 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 346 20.1 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 678 39.3 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Smithton (State Suburbs), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 579 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,370 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,056 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Smithton (State Suburbs) was $579.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,068 66.3 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 904 29.0 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 330 10.6 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 780 25.0 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.0% 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
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 561 17.9 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 792 25.3 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 380 12.2 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 345 11.0 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Smithton (State Suburbs), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 444 43.9 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 386 38.2 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 169 16.7 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 12 1.2 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Smithton (State Suburbs), 38.2% were couple families with children, 43.9% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 18.5 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.5 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% 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
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 157 18.8 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 34 4.1 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 229 27.5 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 98 11.8 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 48 5.8 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 180 21.6 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 53 6.4 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 35 4.2 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 18.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 27.5% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,490 89.9 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 168 10.1 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 89.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 1,412 94.8 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.2 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 54 3.6 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 11 0.7 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Smithton (State Suburbs), 94.8% were separate houses, 0.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flat or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.4 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 48 3.2 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 246 16.4 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 836 55.8 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 319 21.3 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 42 2.8 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 55.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 489 32.9 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 494 33.2 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 452 30.4 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 13 0.9 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 38 2.6 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Smithton (State Suburbs), 32.9% were owned outright, 33.2% were owned with a mortgage and 30.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,001 67.1 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 447 30.0 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 44 2.9 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.1% were family households, 30.0% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.4 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 25.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.4% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 185 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.1 -- 5.1 -- 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
None 88 5.9 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 505 33.9 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 555 37.3 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 272 18.3 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 69 4.6 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 380 25.5 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,062 71.2 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 49 3.3 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 71.2% 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.
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 353 47.9 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 384 52.1 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 47.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.1% were female. The median age was 23 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
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,125 -- 1,079 -- 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 Smithton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Smithton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127.

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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