2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Walkerston

Code SSC32991 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,403
Male 51.1%
Female 48.9%
Median age 35
Families 954
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 1,339
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,709
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,980
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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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
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Male 1,740 51.1 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,666 48.9 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 140 4.1 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,403 people in Walkerston (State Suburbs). Of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

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Age Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 260 7.6 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 250 7.4 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 234 6.9 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 207 6.1 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 213 6.3 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 251 7.4 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 276 8.1 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 197 5.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 221 6.5 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 254 7.5 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 227 6.7 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 232 6.8 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 169 5.0 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 165 4.9 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 107 3.1 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 61 1.8 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 43 1.3 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 33 1.0 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Walkerston (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Married 1,461 54.8 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 103 3.9 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 200 7.5 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 89 3.3 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 814 30.5 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Walkerston (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.8% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,249 54.6 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 324 14.2 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 714 31.2 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 35 3.4 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 200 19.6 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 95 9.3 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 11 1.1 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 125 12.2 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 95 9.3 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 9 0.9 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 39 3.8 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 77 7.5 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 22 2.2 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 313 30.7 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.0% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 11.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 208 7.8 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 143 5.4 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 68 2.6 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 674 25.3 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 407 15.3 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 136 5.1 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 455 17.1 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 211 7.9 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 6 0.2 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 316 11.9 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 15.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 27.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Walkerston % 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 Walkerston (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,874 84.7 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 295 8.7 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 155 4.6 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 95 2.8 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,576 75.6 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 75.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,113 62.0 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 476 26.5 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 93 5.2 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 112 6.2 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,794 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Walkerston (State Suburbs). Of these 62.0% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 6.2% 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
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 150 8.9 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 135 8.0 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 190 11.3 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 321 19.1 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 791 47.1 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 8.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 755 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,931 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,709 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Walkerston (State Suburbs) was $755.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,917 71.9 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 860 32.3 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 263 9.9 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 495 18.6 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.3% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% 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
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 562 21.1 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 738 27.7 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 341 12.8 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 271 10.2 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 27.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 400 41.5 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 439 45.5 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 114 11.8 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 11 1.1 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 45.5% were couple families with children, 41.5% were couple families without children and 11.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 23.9 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 76.1 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 23.9% of single parents were male and 76.1% 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
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 187 22.2 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 25 3.0 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 200 23.8 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 116 13.8 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 39 4.6 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 120 14.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 58 6.9 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 96 11.4 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 22.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,167 90.3 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 126 9.7 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 1,101 94.3 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 28 2.4 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 31 2.7 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.3 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 94.3% were separate houses, 2.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.7% were flat or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 12 1.0 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 94 8.1 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 516 44.6 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 516 44.6 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 19 1.6 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 8.1% had 2 bedrooms and 44.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 328 28.1 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 513 43.9 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 292 25.0 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 4 0.3 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 32 2.7 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 28.1% were owned outright, 43.9% were owned with a mortgage and 25.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 941 80.6 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 191 16.4 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 36 3.1 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.6% were family households, 16.4% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.0 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 14.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.3% 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,980 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
None 21 1.8 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 290 24.9 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 536 45.9 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 276 23.7 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 44 3.8 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 24.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 165 14.1 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 981 83.6 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 27 2.3 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 83.6% 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.
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Male 61 44.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 76 55.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 44.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 55.5% 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
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,531 -- 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 Walkerston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,531.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 300 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,975 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,975.

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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