2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Electoral Divisions

Hervey Bay

Code SED30036 (SED) Search for a Community Profile
People 53,035
Male 47.8%
Female 52.2%
Median age 48
Families 14,609
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 25,707
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $911
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,473
Median weekly rent $290
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Male 25,362 47.8 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 27,672 52.2 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,120 4.0 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 53,035 people in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

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Age Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 48 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,542 4.8 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 3,153 5.9 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 3,139 5.9 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,878 5.4 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 2,234 4.2 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,269 4.3 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,316 4.4 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,556 4.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,887 5.4 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 3,153 5.9 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 3,322 6.3 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,714 7.0 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,954 7.5 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 4,664 8.8 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,957 7.5 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,915 5.5 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,855 3.5 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,517 2.9 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Married 21,985 49.7 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,993 4.5 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 5,093 11.5 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,366 7.6 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 11,756 26.6 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 49.7% were married and 16.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 18,941 49.4 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 4,021 10.5 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 15,414 40.2 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 549 3.9 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,776 19.6 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 667 4.7 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 589 4.2 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,982 14.0 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 489 3.5 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 570 4.0 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 689 4.9 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,032 7.3 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 348 2.5 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 4,443 31.4 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.6% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 12.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,674 10.6 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3,437 7.8 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,365 3.1 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,588 17.2 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 5,450 12.3 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,161 4.9 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 7,548 17.1 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 45 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 4,846 11.0 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 139 0.3 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 5,639 12.8 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 12.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.8% 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % 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 Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 39,480 74.5 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,650 20.1 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 3,278 6.2 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 2,387 4.5 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 32,311 60.9 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 60.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 9,273 48.1 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 6,702 34.8 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 989 5.1 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 2,299 11.9 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 19,263 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 48.1% were employed full time, 34.8% were employed part-time and 11.9% 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
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 2,313 13.6 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,842 10.9 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,548 15.0 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 3,343 19.7 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,934 35.0 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 475 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,093 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 911 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions) was $475.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 29,314 66.3 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,660 21.9 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,879 13.3 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,188 16.3 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.9% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.3% 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
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 7,463 16.9 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 10,743 24.3 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 5,977 13.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 5,133 11.6 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 24.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,448 51.0 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,357 29.8 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,643 18.1 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 164 1.1 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 29.8% were couple families with children, 51.0% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 16.2 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.8 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% 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
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,430 12.1 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 456 3.9 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,633 13.8 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,149 9.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 893 7.6 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,999 42.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 454 3.8 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 795 6.7 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), of couple families with children, 12.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 13.8% 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 20,688 89.2 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,502 10.8 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 89.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 16,720 80.8 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,450 11.8 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 817 3.9 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 496 2.4 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 80.8% were separate houses, 11.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.9% were flat or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 125 0.6 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 711 3.4 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,445 16.7 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 8,516 41.2 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 7,268 35.2 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 601 2.9 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 16.7% had 2 bedrooms and 41.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 8,251 39.9 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 4,901 23.7 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 6,518 31.5 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 367 1.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 646 3.1 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 39.9% were owned outright, 23.7% were owned with a mortgage and 31.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 14,301 69.1 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 5,618 27.2 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 764 3.7 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), of all households, 69.1% were family households, 27.2% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

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Household income Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.3 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 29.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.3% 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.6 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.4 -- 12.8 -- 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,473 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.0 -- 6.4 -- 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
None 1,364 6.6 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 8,912 43.1 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 6,737 32.6 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,801 13.5 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 864 4.2 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 43.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 3,782 18.3 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 16,258 78.6 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 637 3.1 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 78.6% 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.
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Male 1,038 49.0 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,080 51.0 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), 49.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.0% were female. The median age was 19 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
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 987 -- 1,222 -- 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 Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $987.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 290 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Hervey Bay (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 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