2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

East Perth

Code SSC50463 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 10,596
Male 52.5%
Female 47.5%
Median age 33
Families 2,396
Average children per family
for families with children 1.3
for all families 0.2
All private dwellings 6,565
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,868
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $435
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2

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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
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 5,559 52.5 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 5,036 47.5 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 73 0.7 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 10,596 people in East Perth (State Suburbs). Of these 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

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Age East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 372 3.5 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 138 1.3 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 118 1.1 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 278 2.6 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,155 10.9 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,015 19.0 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,799 16.9 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 934 8.8 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 579 5.5 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 514 4.8 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 565 5.3 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 580 5.5 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 524 4.9 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 417 3.9 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 284 2.7 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 173 1.6 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 103 1.0 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 70 0.7 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in East Perth (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 5.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 3,725 37.4 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 263 2.6 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 828 8.3 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 223 2.2 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,932 49.5 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in East Perth (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 37.4% were married and 11.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,766 35.3 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,314 16.8 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,745 47.9 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In East Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 44 1.3 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 77 2.2 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 33 0.9 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 33 0.9 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 50 1.4 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 60 1.7 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 55 1.6 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 413 11.9 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 904 26.0 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 226 6.5 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,581 45.5 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In East Perth (State Suburbs), 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 4.2% were in primary school, 4.7% in secondary school and 37.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,097 41.0 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 930 9.3 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 194 1.9 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 566 5.7 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,478 14.8 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 230 2.3 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 416 4.2 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 0.0 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 169 1.7 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 27 0.3 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,644 16.5 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in East Perth (State Suburbs), 14.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 7.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.3% 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 East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in East Perth (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,195 30.3 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,503 61.4 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 413 3.9 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 352 3.3 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,740 16.4 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In East Perth (State Suburbs), 16.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 61.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 4,096 63.6 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,484 23.0 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 309 4.8 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 556 8.6 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 6,445 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in East Perth (State Suburbs). Of these 63.6% were employed full time, 23.0% were employed part-time and 8.6% 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
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 407 6.9 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 641 10.9 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 430 7.3 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,047 17.8 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,045 51.7 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in East Perth (State Suburbs), 6.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 992 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,301 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,868 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in East Perth (State Suburbs) was $992.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,914 59.3 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,170 11.7 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 547 5.5 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,531 15.3 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In East Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.7% provided care for children and 5.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.3% 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
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,710 27.2 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,252 22.6 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 605 6.1 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 349 3.5 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in East Perth (State Suburbs), 22.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.5% 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 East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,629 68.2 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 511 21.4 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 158 6.6 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 89 3.7 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in East Perth (State Suburbs), 21.4% were couple families with children, 68.2% were couple families without children and 6.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 18.4 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.6 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In East Perth (State Suburbs), 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% 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
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 616 28.7 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 110 5.1 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 308 14.4 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 408 19.0 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 120 5.6 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 255 11.9 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 108 5.0 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 221 10.3 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In East Perth (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 28.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 14.4% 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 East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,522 79.2 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,188 20.8 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In East Perth (State Suburbs), 79.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 128 2.8 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 362 8.0 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 4,014 88.8 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 11 0.2 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in East Perth (State Suburbs), 2.8% were separate houses, 8.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 88.8% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 77 1.7 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 957 21.1 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,119 46.8 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,126 24.9 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 168 3.7 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 80 1.8 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In East Perth (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 21.1% had 1 bedroom, 46.8% had 2 bedrooms and 24.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 679 15.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,021 22.5 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,727 60.1 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 20 0.4 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 91 2.0 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in East Perth (State Suburbs), 15.0% were owned outright, 22.5% were owned with a mortgage and 60.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,377 52.5 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,683 37.2 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 464 10.3 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In East Perth (State Suburbs), of all households, 52.5% were family households, 37.2% were single person households and 10.3% were group households.

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Household income East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 25.9 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In East Perth (State Suburbs), 16.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 25.9% 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 East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 435 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 78.6 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 21.4 -- 9.7 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor-only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.3 -- 8.6 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
None 809 17.9 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,485 54.9 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 922 20.4 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 178 3.9 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 133 2.9 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In East Perth (State Suburbs), 54.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 20.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 412 9.1 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,027 89.0 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 88 1.9 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In East Perth (State Suburbs), 89.0% 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.
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 46 63.0 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 27 37.0 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 34 -- 23 -- 23 --

In East Perth (State Suburbs), 63.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 37.0% were female. The median age was 34 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
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.3 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,791 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In East Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2 persons, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,791.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
East Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 400 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In East Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $400 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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