2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Statistical Area Level 3

Gascoyne

Code 51102 (SA3) Search for a Community Profile
People 9,485
Male 52.7%
Female 47.3%
Median age 38
Families 2,165
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 7,296
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,337
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,783
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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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
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 4,995 52.7 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,491 47.3 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,275 13.4 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 9,485 people in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 52.7% were male and 47.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 13.4% of the population.

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Age Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 647 6.8 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 684 7.2 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 611 6.4 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 436 4.6 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 493 5.2 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 658 6.9 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 699 7.4 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 683 7.2 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 645 6.8 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 697 7.3 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 701 7.4 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 646 6.8 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 598 6.3 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 537 5.7 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 351 3.7 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 205 2.2 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 100 1.1 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 92 1.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 3,250 43.1 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 281 3.7 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 748 9.9 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 290 3.8 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,976 39.4 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 43.1% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,361 40.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,087 18.6 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,391 40.9 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 133 4.5 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 472 16.1 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 179 6.1 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 108 3.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 318 10.9 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 99 3.4 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 19 0.6 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 123 4.2 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 81 2.8 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 20 0.7 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,375 47.0 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.9% were in primary school, 14.8% in secondary school and 7.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 851 11.3 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 487 6.5 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 205 2.7 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,224 16.2 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 983 13.0 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 487 6.5 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,086 14.4 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 10 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 603 8.0 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 40 0.5 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,353 17.9 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 13.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Gascoyne % Western 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 Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 6,511 68.9 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,032 21.4 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 524 5.5 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 454 4.8 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,167 54.4 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 54.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,759 61.1 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,122 24.8 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 372 8.2 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 264 5.8 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 4,517 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 61.1% were employed full time, 24.8% were employed part-time and 5.8% 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
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 353 8.3 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 291 6.8 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 479 11.3 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 681 16.0 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,079 48.9 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 717 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,687 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,337 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3) was $717.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,819 63.9 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,894 25.1 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 583 7.7 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,838 24.4 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.1% provided care for children and 7.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.4% 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
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,403 18.6 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,891 25.1 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 869 11.5 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 654 8.7 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% 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 Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 937 43.2 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 868 40.0 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 326 15.0 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 39 1.8 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 40.0% were couple families with children, 43.2% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 24.9 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 75.1 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 24.9% of single parents were male and 75.1% 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
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 450 25.1 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 76 4.2 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 345 19.2 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 223 12.4 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 78 4.3 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 308 17.1 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 139 7.7 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 177 9.9 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families with children, 25.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.2% 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 Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,243 79.4 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 842 20.6 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 79.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 2,575 79.4 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 212 6.5 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 61 1.9 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 351 10.8 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 79.4% were separate houses, 6.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.9% were flat or apartments and 10.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 101 3.1 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 296 9.1 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 477 14.7 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,441 44.4 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 743 22.9 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 189 5.8 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 9.1% had 1 bedroom, 14.7% had 2 bedrooms and 44.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 888 27.4 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 725 22.4 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,409 43.5 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 36 1.1 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 180 5.6 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 27.4% were owned outright, 22.4% were owned with a mortgage and 43.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,110 65.1 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,004 31.0 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 125 3.9 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 65.1% were family households, 31.0% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

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Household income Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.0 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 24.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 12.9% 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 Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.7 -- 9.7 -- 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 Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,783 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.5 -- 8.6 -- 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 Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
None 228 7.0 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,053 32.5 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,031 31.8 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 699 21.6 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 231 7.1 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 32.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 682 21.0 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,369 73.1 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 191 5.9 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 73.1% 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.
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 643 50.3 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 636 49.7 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 50.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.7% were female. The median age was 24 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
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,003 -- 1,210 -- 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 Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), 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 $1,003.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gascoyne % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 145 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Gascoyne (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $145 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