2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia Statistical Area Level 3

Barossa

Code 40501 (SA3) Search for a Community Profile
People 35,496
Male 49.9%
Female 50.1%
Median age 43
Families 9,856
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 15,377
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,267
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,387
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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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
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Male 17,726 49.9 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 17,770 50.1 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 390 1.1 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 35,496 people in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 43 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,997 5.6 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,422 6.8 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,335 6.6 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,217 6.2 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,693 4.8 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,632 4.6 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,926 5.4 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,021 5.7 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,336 6.6 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 2,541 7.2 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 2,600 7.3 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 2,749 7.7 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 2,513 7.1 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 2,211 6.2 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,639 4.6 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,071 3.0 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 786 2.2 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 798 2.2 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Married 15,502 53.9 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 927 3.2 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,429 8.5 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,680 5.8 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 8,205 28.5 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 53.9% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 13,853 53.9 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,817 11.0 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 9,010 35.1 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 451 4.6 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,350 23.8 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 90 0.9 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,108 11.2 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,321 13.4 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 156 1.6 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 627 6.3 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 581 5.9 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 751 7.6 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 172 1.7 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,280 23.1 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 27.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.9% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 13.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 3,456 12.0 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,412 8.4 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,032 3.6 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 4,863 16.9 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,707 12.9 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 3,239 11.3 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,401 11.8 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 22 0.1 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,849 9.9 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 36 0.1 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,820 9.8 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 12.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.5% 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 Barossa % South Australia % 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 Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 29,297 82.6 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,346 15.1 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,007 5.7 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,681 4.7 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 24,281 68.4 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 68.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Barossa % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Barossa % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Barossa % South Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Barossa % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 9,945 56.4 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 5,845 33.1 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 973 5.5 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 881 5.0 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 17,644 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 33.1% were employed part-time and 5.0% 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
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 2,089 12.5 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,680 10.0 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,081 12.4 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,762 16.5 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 7,187 42.9 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 635 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,551 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,267 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3) was $635.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 21,803 75.9 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,504 29.6 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,506 12.2 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,324 29.0 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.6% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 29.0% 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
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 5,865 20.4 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 8,206 28.5 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 4,329 15.1 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,408 11.9 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 28.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% 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 Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,373 44.4 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,170 42.3 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,220 12.4 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 91 0.9 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 42.3% were couple families with children, 44.4% were couple families without children and 12.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 21.3 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.7 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 21.3% of single parents were male and 78.7% 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
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,688 19.8 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 421 4.9 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,085 24.4 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,130 13.2 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 503 5.9 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,723 20.2 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 486 5.7 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 499 5.8 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families with children, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 13,289 90.5 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,389 9.5 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 12,401 93.3 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 570 4.3 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 148 1.1 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 106 0.8 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 93.3% were separate houses, 4.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.1% were flat or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 48 0.4 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 320 2.4 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,759 13.3 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 6,595 49.7 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 4,334 32.7 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 217 1.6 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 13.3% had 2 bedrooms and 49.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 4,707 35.4 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 5,669 42.7 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,441 18.4 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 224 1.7 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 249 1.9 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 35.4% were owned outright, 42.7% were owned with a mortgage and 18.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 9,734 73.3 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,306 24.9 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 241 1.8 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 73.3% were family households, 24.9% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

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Household income Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.7 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 9.1 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 20.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.1% 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 Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.0 -- 10.2 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor-only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.4 -- 6.6 -- 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 Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
None 396 3.0 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,748 28.2 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 5,253 39.6 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 3,546 26.7 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 331 2.5 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 28.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,225 16.8 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 10,828 81.5 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 228 1.7 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 81.5% 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.
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Male 213 54.8 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 176 45.2 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), 54.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 45.2% were female. The median age was 22 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
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,386 -- 1,014 -- 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 Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,386.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Barossa % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 270 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Barossa (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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