2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

South Bunbury

Code SSC51352 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 8,419
Male 47.9%
Female 52.1%
Median age 43
Families 2,222
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 4,134
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,256
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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Expand People category,
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
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 4,030 47.9 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,388 52.1 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 128 1.5 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 8,419 people in South Bunbury (State Suburbs). Of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 513 6.1 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 517 6.1 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 455 5.4 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 426 5.1 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 400 4.7 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 464 5.5 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 541 6.4 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 548 6.5 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 522 6.2 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 590 7.0 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 504 6.0 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 613 7.3 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 537 6.4 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 515 6.1 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 402 4.8 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 315 3.7 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 256 3.0 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 310 3.7 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Bunbury (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 3,409 49.2 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 269 3.9 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 750 10.8 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 515 7.4 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,992 28.7 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Bunbury (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.2% were married and 14.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 2,939 49.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 625 10.5 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,387 40.1 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 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 South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 82 3.8 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 428 19.8 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 166 7.7 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 69 3.2 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 302 14.0 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 120 5.6 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 70 3.2 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 135 6.2 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 177 8.2 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 34 1.6 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 579 26.8 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 25.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.0% were in primary school, 22.7% in secondary school and 14.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,202 17.4 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 627 9.1 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 276 4.0 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,134 16.4 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 817 11.8 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 370 5.4 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,014 14.7 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 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 546 7.9 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 21 0.3 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 712 10.3 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 11.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.1% 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 South Bunbury % 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 South Bunbury (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,971 71.0 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 South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,305 27.4 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 672 8.0 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 521 6.2 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,300 51.1 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 51.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,227 54.7 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,333 32.7 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 217 5.3 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 296 7.3 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 4,073 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Bunbury (State Suburbs). Of these 54.7% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 7.3% 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
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 483 12.8 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 369 9.7 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 481 12.7 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 630 16.6 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,601 42.3 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 661 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,657 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,256 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Bunbury (State Suburbs) was $661.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,014 72.3 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,908 27.5 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 794 11.4 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,512 21.8 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.5% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.8% 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
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,398 20.2 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,913 27.6 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 905 13.1 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 789 11.4 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.4% 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 South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,033 46.3 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 818 36.7 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 362 16.2 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 18 0.8 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 36.7% were couple families with children, 46.3% were couple families without children and 16.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 17.9 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.1 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% 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
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 290 15.7 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 88 4.8 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 411 22.3 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 285 15.5 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 119 6.5 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 412 22.4 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 94 5.1 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 143 7.8 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 15.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 22.3% 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 South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,358 85.2 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 584 14.8 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 85.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 2,467 73.5 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 629 18.7 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 221 6.6 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 35 1.0 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 73.5% were separate houses, 18.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.6% were flat or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 154 4.6 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 465 13.8 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,585 47.2 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,078 32.1 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 67 2.0 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.6% had 1 bedroom, 13.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,148 34.1 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,004 29.9 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,083 32.2 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 39 1.2 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 89 2.6 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 34.1% were owned outright, 29.9% were owned with a mortgage and 32.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,208 65.6 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,055 31.4 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 102 3.0 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.6% were family households, 31.4% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

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Household income South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.2 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 14.1 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 23.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 14.1% 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 South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.7 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.3 -- 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 South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
None 222 6.6 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,247 37.1 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,278 38.0 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 522 15.5 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 95 2.8 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 37.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 599 17.8 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,686 79.7 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 84 2.5 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 79.7% 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.
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 59 46.1 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 69 53.9 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 23 -- 23 --

In South Bunbury (State Suburbs), 46.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.9% were female. The median age was 24 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
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.7 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,149 -- 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 South Bunbury (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4 persons, with 0.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,149.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 300 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In South Bunbury (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 $2,167.

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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