2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

Silver Sands

Code SSC51340 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,258
Male 51.1%
Female 48.9%
Median age 45
Families 357
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 779
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,286
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

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
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 643 51.1 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 616 48.9 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 16 1.3 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,258 people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs). Of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

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Age Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 52 4.1 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 67 5.3 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 85 6.8 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 82 6.5 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 57 4.5 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 66 5.3 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 77 6.1 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 62 4.9 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 70 5.6 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 86 6.8 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 94 7.5 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 78 6.2 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 86 6.8 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 101 8.0 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 78 6.2 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 39 3.1 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 40 3.2 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 37 2.9 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 543 51.5 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 42 4.0 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 104 9.9 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 50 4.7 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 315 29.9 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.5% were married and 14.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 466 50.5 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 93 10.1 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 364 39.4 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 10 3.2 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 49 15.8 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 30 9.7 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 24 7.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 36 11.6 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 11 3.5 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 34 11.0 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 22 7.1 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 24 7.7 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 4 1.3 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 66 21.3 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 24.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.2% were in primary school, 26.2% in secondary school and 14.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 132 12.5 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 104 9.9 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 28 2.7 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 190 18.0 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 145 13.8 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 84 8.0 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 163 15.5 235,001 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 73 6.9 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 4 0.4 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 92 8.7 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 13.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.9% 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 Silver Sands % 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 Silver Sands (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 934 75.9 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 351 27.8 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 101 8.0 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 78 6.2 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 666 52.7 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 52.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 291 50.3 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 192 33.2 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 37 6.4 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 59 10.2 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 579 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Silver Sands (State Suburbs). Of these 50.3% were employed full time, 33.2% were employed part-time and 10.2% 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
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 81 15.6 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 54 10.4 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 55 10.6 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 76 14.7 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 215 41.5 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 15.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 619 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,494 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,286 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) was $619.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 778 73.8 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 299 28.2 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 109 10.4 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 215 20.3 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% 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
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 214 20.3 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 286 27.1 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 139 13.2 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 140 13.3 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.3% 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 169 47.6 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 122 34.4 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 57 16.1 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 7 2.0 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 34.4% were couple families with children, 47.6% were couple families without children and 16.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 24.1 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 75.9 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 24.1% of single parents were male and 75.9% 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
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 35 12.3 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 7 2.5 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 67 23.5 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 33 11.6 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 13 4.6 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 90 31.6 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 17 6.0 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 23 8.1 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 12.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 467 63.5 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 269 36.5 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 63.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 36.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 452 96.8 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15 3.2 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 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 Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 96.8% were separate houses, 3.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 3 0.6 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 21 4.4 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 182 38.3 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 259 54.5 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 2.1 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 4.4% had 2 bedrooms and 38.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 187 39.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 147 30.7 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 132 27.6 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 0 0.0 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 13 2.7 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 39.0% were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 27.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 348 73.6 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 111 23.5 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 14 3.0 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of all households, 73.6% were family households, 23.5% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

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Household income Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 21.9 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 14.8 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 21.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 14.8% 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
None 9 1.9 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 170 35.5 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 178 37.2 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 114 23.8 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 8 1.7 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 35.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 55 11.7 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 406 86.2 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 10 2.1 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 86.2% 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.
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 6 35.3 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 11 64.7 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 35.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 64.7% were female. The median age was 22 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
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.6 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,031 -- 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 Silver Sands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2 persons, with 0.6 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,031.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 390 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $390 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