2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria Commonwealth Electoral Divisions

Murray

Code CED234 (CED) Search for a Community Profile
People 145,366
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Median age 44
Families 37,315
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 65,972
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,080
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $205
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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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
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Male 72,140 49.6 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 73,227 50.4 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3,757 2.6 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 145,366 people in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions). Of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

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Age Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 44 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 8,567 5.9 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 9,212 6.3 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 9,048 6.2 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 9,131 6.3 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 7,201 5.0 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 7,588 5.2 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 7,626 5.2 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 7,496 5.2 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 8,618 5.9 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 9,407 6.5 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 9,996 6.9 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 10,262 7.1 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 10,006 6.9 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 9,548 6.6 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 7,520 5.2 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 5,822 4.0 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 4,150 2.9 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 4,181 2.9 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Married 59,335 50.1 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 4,616 3.9 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 10,904 9.2 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 8,297 7.0 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 35,390 29.9 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 50.1% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 50,304 49.7 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 10,137 10.0 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 40,872 40.3 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 2,092 4.9 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 7,566 17.8 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,458 8.1 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 674 1.6 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 5,224 12.3 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3,006 7.1 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,122 2.6 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,403 5.7 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 2,171 5.1 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 943 2.2 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 13,839 32.6 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.5% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 10.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 12,692 10.7 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 8,958 7.6 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,656 3.1 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 18,176 15.3 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 13,333 11.2 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 10,253 8.6 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 14,727 12.4 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 155 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 16 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 16,319 13.8 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 932 0.8 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 16,730 14.1 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 11.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.6% 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 Murray % 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 Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 115,842 79.7 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 Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 22,058 15.2 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 6,314 4.3 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 4,340 3.0 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 99,404 68.4 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 68.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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Religious affiliation, top responses Murray % Victoria % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 36,138 56.0 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 20,581 31.9 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 4,179 6.5 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,605 5.6 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 64,503 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions). Of these 56.0% were employed full time, 31.9% were employed part-time and 5.6% 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
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 7,284 12.0 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 5,888 9.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 7,410 12.2 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 10,317 16.9 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 25,818 42.4 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 558 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,349 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,080 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was $558.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 77,780 65.6 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 30,550 25.8 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,603 12.3 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 27,906 23.5 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.5% 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
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 22,535 19.0 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 28,585 24.1 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 14,326 12.1 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 12,335 10.4 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% 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 Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 16,285 43.6 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 14,619 39.2 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 5,985 16.0 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 429 1.1 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 39.2% were couple families with children, 43.6% were couple families without children and 16.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 19.3 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.7 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% 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
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 6,025 19.5 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,295 4.2 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,031 22.8 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 3,565 11.5 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,821 5.9 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 7,488 24.2 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,863 6.0 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,813 5.9 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of couple families with children, 19.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 22.8% 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 Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 53,530 86.7 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 8,198 13.3 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 86.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 47,950 89.6 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,401 6.4 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,243 2.3 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 658 1.2 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 89.6% were separate houses, 6.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flat or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 219 0.4 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,770 3.3 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 8,662 16.2 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 26,714 49.9 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 14,498 27.1 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,667 3.1 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.2% had 2 bedrooms and 49.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 20,505 38.3 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 17,080 31.9 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 13,498 25.2 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 521 1.0 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,933 3.6 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 38.3% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 25.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 36,746 68.6 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 15,307 28.6 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,477 2.8 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of all households, 68.6% were family households, 28.6% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

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Household income Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.5 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 26.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.9% 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 Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 205 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Murray % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,738 5.1 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 16,821 31.4 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 19,547 36.5 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 11,859 22.2 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,568 4.8 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 31.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 11,456 21.4 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 40,203 75.1 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,872 3.5 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 75.1% 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.
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Male 1,875 50.0 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,877 50.0 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 23 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
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 932 -- 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 Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $932.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Murray % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 206 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Murray (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $206 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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