2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria Urban Centres and Localities

Benalla

Code UCL214002 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 9,298
Male 47.1%
Female 52.9%
Median age 49
Families 2,407
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 4,690
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $874
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,127
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Male 4,376 47.1 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,922 52.9 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 170 1.8 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 9,298 people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

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Age Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 49 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 459 4.9 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 485 5.2 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 508 5.5 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 517 5.6 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 473 5.1 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 436 4.7 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 431 4.6 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 410 4.4 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 463 5.0 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 519 5.6 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 647 6.9 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 665 7.1 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 655 7.0 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 736 7.9 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 566 6.1 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 491 5.3 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 384 4.1 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 470 5.0 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 49 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Married 3,551 45.2 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 340 4.3 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 843 10.7 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 796 10.1 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,326 29.6 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 15.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,012 44.8 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 660 9.8 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,047 45.3 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 114 4.9 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 362 15.4 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 201 8.6 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 40 1.7 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 317 13.5 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 162 6.9 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 69 2.9 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 143 6.1 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 94 4.0 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 45 1.9 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 803 34.2 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.7% were in primary school, 23.4% in secondary school and 10.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 796 10.1 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 651 8.3 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 255 3.3 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,212 15.5 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 837 10.7 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 708 9.0 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 946 12.1 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 11 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,110 14.2 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 20 0.3 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,123 14.3 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.3% 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 Benalla % Victoria % 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 Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,703 83.0 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,033 11.1 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 491 5.3 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 294 3.2 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 6,682 71.8 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 71.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,986 53.5 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,262 34.0 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 229 6.2 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 234 6.3 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 3,711 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.5% were employed full time, 34.0% were employed part-time and 6.3% 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
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 421 12.1 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 370 10.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 470 13.5 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 687 19.8 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,295 37.3 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 525 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,175 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 874 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was $525.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,251 66.9 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,784 22.7 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,046 13.3 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,924 24.5 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.7% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.5% 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
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,443 18.4 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,937 24.7 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,041 13.3 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 824 10.5 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,180 49.0 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 701 29.1 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 486 20.2 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 43 1.8 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.1% were couple families with children, 49.0% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 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
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 301 15.9 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.1 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 368 19.5 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 215 11.4 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 123 6.5 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 608 32.2 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 97 5.1 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 120 6.3 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 15.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 19.5% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,958 89.1 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 482 10.9 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 3,471 87.7 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 65 1.6 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 378 9.6 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 20 0.5 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.7% were separate houses, 1.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.6% were flat or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 117 3.0 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 871 22.1 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,022 51.3 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 803 20.4 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 126 3.2 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 22.1% had 2 bedrooms and 51.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 1,531 38.7 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,035 26.2 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,174 29.7 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 71 1.8 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 142 3.6 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.7% were owned outright, 26.2% were owned with a mortgage and 29.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,384 60.3 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,453 36.8 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 115 2.9 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 60.3% were family households, 36.8% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 32.5 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 4.6 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 4.6% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.2 -- 10.4 -- 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.3 -- 7.5 -- 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
None 316 8.0 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,608 40.8 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,321 33.5 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 505 12.8 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 191 4.8 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 970 24.6 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,837 71.9 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 141 3.6 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 71.9% 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.
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Male 89 50.0 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 89 50.0 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% 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
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 734 -- 1,200 -- 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 Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $734.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,033 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,033.

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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