2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Australian Capital Territory State Suburbs

Forde

Code SSC80055 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 4,308
Male 49.8%
Female 50.2%
Median age 33
Families 1,162
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 1.1
All private dwellings 1,446
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $2,944
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $510
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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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
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Male 2,147 49.8 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,162 50.2 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 44 1.0 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,308 people in Forde (State Suburbs). Of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

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Age Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median age 33 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 474 11.0 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 439 10.2 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 375 8.7 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 262 6.1 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 163 3.8 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 221 5.1 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 381 8.9 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 511 11.9 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 498 11.6 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 374 8.7 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 191 4.4 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 142 3.3 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 112 2.6 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 73 1.7 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 45 1.0 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 17 0.4 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 11 0.3 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 11 0.3 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Forde (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 30.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Married 1,969 64.8 154,584 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 72 2.4 8,159 2.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 191 6.3 25,353 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 51 1.7 12,542 3.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 756 24.9 122,279 37.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Forde (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 64.8% were married and 8.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,791 63.9 135,703 48.1 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 264 9.4 32,501 11.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 748 26.7 113,732 40.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Forde (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Preschool 121 7.7 5,904 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 201 12.8 20,728 15.7 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 183 11.7 8,123 6.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 180 11.5 3,969 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 158 10.1 13,606 10.3 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 90 5.7 6,372 4.8 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 97 6.2 4,207 3.2 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 77 4.9 8,163 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 244 15.6 34,291 26.0 1,160,626 16.1
Other 31 2.0 3,165 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 185 11.8 23,127 17.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Forde (State Suburbs), 36.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.2% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 20.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,297 42.8 119,919 37.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 355 11.7 29,758 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 102 3.4 9,461 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 202 6.7 25,750 8.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 502 16.6 57,843 17.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 75 2.5 8,891 2.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 178 5.9 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 105 3.5 14,566 4.5 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9 0.3 1,151 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 148 4.9 24,951 7.7 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Forde (State Suburbs), 16.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 9.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.7% 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 Forde % 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 Forde (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 2,831 66.3 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,829 42.5 133,304 33.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 271 6.3 29,113 7.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 244 5.7 23,121 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,802 41.8 187,955 47.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Forde (State Suburbs), 41.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 42.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,648 68.4 137,058 63.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 555 23.0 57,064 26.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 111 4.6 11,506 5.3 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 97 4.0 10,205 4.7 787,452 6.9

There were 2,411 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forde (State Suburbs). Of these 68.4% were employed full time, 23.0% were employed part-time and 4.0% 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
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 200 8.7 20,602 10.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 154 6.7 16,499 8.0 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 199 8.6 19,962 9.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 511 22.1 46,946 22.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,132 49.0 90,110 43.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Forde (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Personal 1,327 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 3,094 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,944 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forde (State Suburbs) was $1,327.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,478 81.8 246,674 76.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,379 45.6 93,275 28.9 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 305 10.1 36,947 11.4 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 608 20.1 75,109 23.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Forde (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 81.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 45.6% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.1% 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
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 773 25.6 82,490 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,038 34.3 102,171 31.6 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 394 13.0 39,411 12.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 266 8.8 22,606 7.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forde (State Suburbs), 34.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.8% 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 281 24.1 38,438 37.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 775 66.5 48,008 47.1 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 101 8.7 14,129 13.8 959,543 15.8
Other family 8 0.7 1,461 1.4 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Forde (State Suburbs), 66.5% were couple families with children, 24.1% were couple families without children and 8.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Male -- 22.4 -- 20.1 -- 18.2
Female -- 77.6 -- 79.9 -- 81.8

In Forde (State Suburbs), 22.4% of single parents were male and 77.6% 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
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 401 37.9 26,341 30.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 23 2.2 2,981 3.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 267 25.2 17,892 20.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 132 12.5 11,401 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 26 2.5 4,054 4.7 302,037 6.0
Both not working 70 6.6 13,020 15.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 82 7.8 5,516 6.4 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 57 5.4 5,231 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Forde (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 37.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.2% had both employed part-time and 25.2% 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,316 94.3 142,670 91.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 80 5.7 12,593 8.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Forde (State Suburbs), 94.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Separate house 1,063 80.8 95,520 67.0 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 232 17.6 25,280 17.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 18 1.4 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 Forde (State Suburbs), 80.8% were separate houses, 17.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 14 1.1 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 71 5.4 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 303 23.0 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 914 69.4 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 1.1 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --

In Forde (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 5.4% had 2 bedrooms and 23.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 169 12.8 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 828 62.6 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 304 23.0 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.2 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 18 1.4 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Forde (State Suburbs), 12.8% were owned outright, 62.6% were owned with a mortgage and 23.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 1,146 87.0 100,308 70.3 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 140 10.6 35,413 24.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 31 2.4 6,938 4.9 354,917 4.3

In Forde (State Suburbs), of all households, 87.0% were family households, 10.6% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

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Household income Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 4.2 -- 11.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 48.6 -- 28.4 -- 16.4

In Forde (State Suburbs), 4.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 48.6% 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 510 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 91.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 2,058 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 25 1.9 7,832 5.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 296 22.4 53,025 37.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 750 56.7 55,714 39.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 233 17.6 22,580 15.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 1.4 3,513 2.5 285,197 3.4

In Forde (State Suburbs), 22.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 56.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 30 2.3 11,440 8.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,270 96.9 128,278 89.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 10 0.8 2,941 2.1 221,494 2.7

In Forde (State Suburbs), 96.9% 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.
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Male 25 58.1 3,267 50.2 322,171 49.6
Female 18 41.9 3,236 49.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 16 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Forde (State Suburbs), 58.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 41.9% were female. The median age was 16 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
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,416 -- 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 Forde (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,416.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 430 -- 360 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,795 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Forde (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $430 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,795.

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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