2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia Postal Areas

5540, SA

Code POA5540 (POA) Search for a Community Profile
People 15,343
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 43
Families 3,969
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 7,419
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $893
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,018
Median weekly rent $170
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
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Male 7,527 49.1 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,818 50.9 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 585 3.8 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 15,343 people in 5540, SA (Postal Areas). Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population.

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Age 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 43 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 822 5.4 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 924 6.0 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 980 6.4 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,049 6.8 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 858 5.6 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 836 5.4 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 769 5.0 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 767 5.0 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 942 6.1 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,047 6.8 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,107 7.2 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,065 6.9 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 959 6.2 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 922 6.0 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 821 5.3 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 621 4.0 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 427 2.8 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 430 2.8 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in 5540, SA (Postal Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Married 5,522 43.8 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 517 4.1 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,188 9.4 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,053 8.3 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,339 34.4 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in 5540, SA (Postal Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.8% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 4,812 43.9 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,160 10.6 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,987 45.5 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 174 4.3 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 790 19.4 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 424 10.4 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 110 2.7 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 509 12.5 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 355 8.7 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 96 2.4 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 263 6.5 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 167 4.1 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 59 1.4 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,128 27.7 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.5% were in primary school, 23.7% in secondary school and 10.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 853 6.8 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 652 5.2 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 344 2.7 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,087 16.5 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,540 12.2 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,670 13.2 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,839 14.6 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 16 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 1,915 15.2 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 44 0.3 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,403 11.1 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 12.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.2% 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 5540, SA % 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 5540, SA (Postal Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 13,102 85.6 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 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,728 11.3 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 719 4.7 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 457 3.0 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 11,308 73.7 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 73.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,200 49.9 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,145 33.4 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 344 5.4 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 728 11.3 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 6,417 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in 5540, SA (Postal Areas). Of these 49.9% were employed full time, 33.4% were employed part-time and 11.3% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 752 13.2 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 650 11.4 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 748 13.2 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 964 17.0 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,231 39.2 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 477 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,210 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 893 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in 5540, SA (Postal Areas) was $477.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,172 64.8 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,137 24.9 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,573 12.5 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,543 20.1 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.9% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.1% 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
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,051 16.3 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,992 23.7 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,635 13.0 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,489 11.8 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 23.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% 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 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,643 41.4 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,439 36.3 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 829 20.9 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 54 1.4 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 36.3% were couple families with children, 41.4% were couple families without children and 20.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 20.6 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.4 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 20.6% of single parents were male and 79.4% 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
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 418 13.6 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 108 3.5 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 646 20.9 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 355 11.5 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 210 6.8 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 949 30.8 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 158 5.1 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 240 7.8 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), of couple families with children, 13.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,109 87.0 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 912 13.0 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 87.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 5,140 84.1 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 791 12.9 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 112 1.8 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 35 0.6 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 84.1% were separate houses, 12.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.8% were flat or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.3 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 199 3.3 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 856 14.0 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 3,609 59.1 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,265 20.7 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 162 2.7 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 14.0% had 2 bedrooms and 59.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 2,005 32.8 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,956 32.0 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,930 31.6 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 48 0.8 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 175 2.9 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 32.8% were owned outright, 32.0% were owned with a mortgage and 31.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,937 64.4 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,059 33.7 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 118 1.9 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), of all households, 64.4% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

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Household income 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 33.6 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 5.7 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 33.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.7% 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 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,018 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
None 610 10.0 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,332 38.1 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,906 31.2 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,026 16.8 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 241 3.9 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 38.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection 5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,760 28.8 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,190 68.5 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 165 2.7 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 68.5% 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.
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Male 273 46.7 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 311 53.3 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 17 -- 23 -- 23 --

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), 46.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.3% were female. The median age was 17 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
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 793 -- 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 5540, SA (Postal Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $793.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
5540, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 170 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 947 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In 5540, SA (Postal Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $947.

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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