2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Australian Capital Territory State Suburbs

Dickson

Code SSC80045 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 2,149
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 31
Families 473
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 1,066
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,735
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,084
Median weekly rent $368
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

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Expand People category,
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
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Male 1,053 49.0 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,095 51.0 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 28 1.3 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,149 people in Dickson (State Suburbs). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

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Age Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median age 31 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 115 5.4 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 111 5.2 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 71 3.3 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 111 5.2 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 286 13.4 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 300 14.0 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 228 10.7 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 162 7.6 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 142 6.6 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 128 6.0 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 98 4.6 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 84 3.9 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 61 2.9 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 70 3.3 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 41 1.9 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 48 2.2 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 38 1.8 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 45 2.1 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Dickson (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Married 592 31.9 154,584 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 36 1.9 8,159 2.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 119 6.4 25,353 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 74 4.0 12,542 3.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,035 55.8 122,279 37.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Dickson (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 31.9% were married and 8.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Registered marriage 499 30.1 135,703 48.1 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 279 16.8 32,501 11.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 879 53.0 113,732 40.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 30.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Preschool 27 3.3 5,904 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 102 12.4 20,728 15.7 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 12 1.5 8,123 6.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 7 0.9 3,969 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 56 6.8 13,606 10.3 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 16 1.9 6,372 4.8 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 14 1.7 4,207 3.2 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 43 5.2 8,163 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 377 45.8 34,291 26.0 1,160,626 16.1
Other 30 3.6 3,165 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 139 16.9 23,127 17.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 38.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.8% were in primary school, 9.9% in secondary school and 51.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 921 49.4 119,919 37.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 102 5.5 29,758 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 39 2.1 9,461 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 94 5.0 25,750 8.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 335 18.0 57,843 17.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 21 1.1 8,891 2.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 85 4.6 22,621 7.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 140 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 30 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 67 3.6 14,566 4.5 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 12 0.6 1,151 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 159 8.5 24,951 7.7 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Dickson (State Suburbs), 18.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 7.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.5% 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % 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 Dickson (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 1,392 66.2 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 743 34.6 133,304 33.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 163 7.6 29,113 7.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 123 5.7 23,121 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 984 45.9 187,955 47.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 45.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Worked full-time 737 59.8 137,058 63.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 363 29.5 57,064 26.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 62 5.0 11,506 5.3 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 70 5.7 10,205 4.7 787,452 6.9

There were 1,232 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dickson (State Suburbs). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 5.7% 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
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 139 12.0 20,602 10.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 120 10.4 16,499 8.0 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 105 9.1 19,962 9.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 232 20.1 46,946 22.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 505 43.7 90,110 43.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Dickson (State Suburbs), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Personal 896 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 2,350 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,735 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dickson (State Suburbs) was $896.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,410 76.1 246,674 76.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 365 19.7 93,275 28.9 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 167 9.0 36,947 11.4 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 499 26.9 75,109 23.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.7% provided care for children and 9.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 530 28.6 82,490 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 619 33.4 102,171 31.6 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 165 8.9 39,411 12.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 94 5.1 22,606 7.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dickson (State Suburbs), 33.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.1% 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 216 46.2 38,438 37.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 181 38.7 48,008 47.1 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 59 12.6 14,129 13.8 959,543 15.8
Other family 12 2.6 1,461 1.4 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Dickson (State Suburbs), 38.7% were couple families with children, 46.2% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Male -- 17.7 -- 20.1 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.3 -- 79.9 -- 81.8

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% 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
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 121 30.9 26,341 30.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 15 3.8 2,981 3.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 82 20.9 17,892 20.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 42 10.7 11,401 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 23 5.9 4,054 4.7 302,037 6.0
Both not working 61 15.6 13,020 15.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 26 6.6 5,516 6.4 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 22 5.6 5,231 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 30.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 884 87.8 142,670 91.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 123 12.2 12,593 8.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 87.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Separate house 430 48.6 95,520 67.0 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 204 23.1 25,280 17.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 246 27.8 21,405 15.0 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 194 0.1 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Dickson (State Suburbs), 48.6% were separate houses, 23.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 27.8% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 181 20.7 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 138 15.8 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 375 42.9 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 161 18.4 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 19 2.2 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 20.7% had 1 bedroom, 15.8% had 2 bedrooms and 42.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 201 23.2 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 200 23.1 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 444 51.2 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.3 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 19 2.2 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Dickson (State Suburbs), 23.2% were owned outright, 23.1% were owned with a mortgage and 51.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 470 53.7 100,308 70.3 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 286 32.7 35,413 24.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 119 13.6 6,938 4.9 354,917 4.3

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of all households, 53.7% were family households, 32.7% were single person households and 13.6% were group households.

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Household income Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.5 -- 11.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 22.1 -- 28.4 -- 16.4

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 14.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 22.1% 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 368 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.7 -- 91.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.3 -- 8.1 -- 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,084 -- 2,058 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.1 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.9 -- 5.5 -- 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 93 10.7 7,832 5.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 412 47.4 53,025 37.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 267 30.7 55,714 39.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 77 8.9 22,580 15.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20 2.3 3,513 2.5 285,197 3.4

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 47.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 76 8.7 11,440 8.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 774 88.9 128,278 89.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 21 2.4 2,941 2.1 221,494 2.7

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 88.9% 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.
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Male 7 26.9 3,267 50.2 322,171 49.6
Female 19 73.1 3,236 49.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 27 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 26.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 73.1% were female. The median age was 27 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
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.5 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,083 -- 1,886 -- 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 Dickson (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2 persons, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,083.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 462 -- 360 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Dickson (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $462 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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