2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Northern Territory Urban Centres and Localities

Alice Springs

Code UCL712001 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 23,726
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 34
Families 5,390
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 10,638
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,926
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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Expand People category,
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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
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 11,619 49.0 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 12,110 51.0 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 4,306 18.1 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 23,726 people in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 18.1% of the population.

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Age Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median age 34 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,760 7.4 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,753 7.4 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,510 6.4 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,364 5.7 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,331 5.6 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,054 8.7 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,144 9.0 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,769 7.5 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,721 7.3 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,806 7.6 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,737 7.3 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,599 6.7 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,263 5.3 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 807 3.4 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 485 2.0 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 289 1.2 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 182 0.8 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 156 0.7 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Married 7,853 42.0 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 681 3.6 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,516 8.1 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 674 3.6 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 7,978 42.7 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 42.0% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Registered marriage 6,046 40.9 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,318 15.7 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 6,426 43.4 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Preschool 370 4.4 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,203 14.3 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 353 4.2 2,632 3.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 492 5.9 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 445 5.3 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 379 4.5 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 623 7.4 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 388 4.6 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 884 10.5 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 208 2.5 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,048 36.3 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.4% were in primary school, 17.2% in secondary school and 15.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,104 22.0 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,576 8.4 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 721 3.9 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,298 12.3 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,264 12.1 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,109 5.9 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,590 8.5 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 16 0.1 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 10 0.1 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,357 7.3 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 171 0.9 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 3,038 16.2 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% 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 Alice Springs % Northern 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 Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 15,205 64.2 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,681 28.2 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,279 5.4 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,050 4.4 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 11,709 49.3 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 49.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Worked full-time 8,895 71.4 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,411 19.4 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 733 5.9 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 420 3.4 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 12,459 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 71.4% were employed full time, 19.4% were employed part-time and 3.4% 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
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 749 6.2 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 639 5.3 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,029 8.5 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 3,147 26.1 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,749 47.7 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 6.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Personal 997 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 2,250 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,926 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities) was $997.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,222 65.3 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,988 26.7 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,551 8.3 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,123 22.0 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 8.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.0% 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
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 4,194 22.4 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 5,122 27.4 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,804 9.6 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,097 5.9 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.9% 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 Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,963 36.4 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,424 44.9 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 907 16.8 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 99 1.8 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.9% were couple families with children, 36.4% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male -- 16.6 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.4 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.6% of single parents were male and 83.4% 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
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,704 39.0 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 121 2.8 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 798 18.2 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 554 12.7 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 111 2.5 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 355 8.1 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 278 6.4 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 453 10.4 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 39.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 18.2% 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 Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,730 85.7 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,288 14.3 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Separate house 4,791 62.0 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,129 27.5 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 300 3.9 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 450 5.8 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 62.0% were separate houses, 27.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.9% were flat or apartments and 5.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 107 1.4 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 603 7.8 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,646 21.3 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 3,402 44.0 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,695 21.9 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 278 3.6 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 7.8% had 1 bedroom, 21.3% had 2 bedrooms and 44.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 1,206 15.6 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,738 35.4 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,439 44.5 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 53 0.7 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 290 3.8 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 15.6% were owned outright, 35.4% were owned with a mortgage and 44.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 5,223 67.6 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,073 26.8 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 432 5.6 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.6% were family households, 26.8% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

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Household income Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 12.5 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 22.0 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 22.0% 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 Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.7 -- 9.1 -- 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 Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 608 7.9 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,793 36.1 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,625 34.0 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,316 17.0 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 388 5.0 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,215 15.7 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 6,205 80.3 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 305 3.9 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.3% 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.
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 2,013 46.8 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 2,290 53.2 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 46.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.2% were female. The median age was 28 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
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,298 -- 1,225 -- 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 Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,298.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Alice Springs (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 $1,950.

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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