2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

Nedlands

Code SSC51088 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 10,194
Male 49.5%
Female 50.5%
Median age 40
Families 2,610
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 4,107
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,422
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,160
Median weekly rent $500
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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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
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 5,048 49.5 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 5,145 50.5 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 25 0.2 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 10,194 people in Nedlands (State Suburbs). Of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

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Age Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 486 4.8 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 701 6.9 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 706 6.9 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 651 6.4 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 925 9.1 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 598 5.9 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 452 4.4 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 546 5.4 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 625 6.1 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 730 7.2 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 647 6.3 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 685 6.7 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 624 6.1 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 589 5.8 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 440 4.3 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 279 2.7 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 215 2.1 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 305 3.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Nedlands (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 4,420 53.2 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 146 1.8 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 499 6.0 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 407 4.9 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,833 34.1 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Nedlands (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.2% were married and 7.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,964 52.8 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 440 5.9 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,102 41.3 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 130 3.5 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 648 17.6 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 121 3.3 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 197 5.3 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 239 6.5 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 82 2.2 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 462 12.5 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 80 2.2 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,225 33.3 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 45 1.2 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 454 12.3 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 36.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.3% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 35.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,609 55.5 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 573 6.9 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 61 0.7 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 255 3.1 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,301 15.7 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 221 2.7 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 365 4.4 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 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 223 2.7 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.1 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 529 6.4 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 15.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 3.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.9% 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 Nedlands % 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 Nedlands (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 6,282 61.8 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,151 40.7 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 860 8.4 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 754 7.4 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,966 38.9 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 38.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,695 53.0 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,881 37.0 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 203 4.0 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 308 6.1 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 5,087 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Nedlands (State Suburbs). Of these 53.0% were employed full time, 37.0% were employed part-time and 6.1% 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
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 865 18.1 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 530 11.1 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 488 10.2 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 519 10.8 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,180 45.6 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 18.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 919 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 3,304 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,422 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Nedlands (State Suburbs) was $919.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,490 78.2 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,490 30.0 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 936 11.3 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,710 32.6 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.0% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 32.6% 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
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,189 26.4 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,421 29.2 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,131 13.6 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 749 9.0 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 927 35.6 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,361 52.2 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 263 10.1 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 56 2.1 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 52.2% were couple families with children, 35.6% were couple families without children and 10.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 20.8 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.2 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 20.8% of single parents were male and 79.2% 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
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 398 17.4 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 111 4.9 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 592 25.9 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 385 16.9 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 175 7.7 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 357 15.6 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 77 3.4 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 188 8.2 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 17.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 25.9% 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,551 89.6 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 413 10.4 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 89.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 2,653 74.7 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 589 16.6 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 306 8.6 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 74.7% were separate houses, 16.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.6% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 90 2.5 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 637 17.9 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,129 31.7 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,654 46.4 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 51 1.4 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 17.9% had 2 bedrooms and 31.7% 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
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,497 42.1 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,023 28.7 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 934 26.2 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 45 1.3 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 61 1.7 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 42.1% were owned outright, 28.7% were owned with a mortgage and 26.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,589 72.8 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 743 20.9 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 225 6.3 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.8% were family households, 20.9% were single person households and 6.3% were group households.

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Household income Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 13.9 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 42.2 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 13.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 42.2% 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 500 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.4 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.6 -- 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,160 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
None 155 4.4 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,075 30.2 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,577 44.3 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 685 19.2 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 71 2.0 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 30.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 213 6.0 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,277 92.2 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 63 1.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 92.2% 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.
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 18 85.7 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 3 14.3 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 85.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 14.3% 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
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 900 -- 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 Nedlands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 510 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $510 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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