2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

South Lake

Code SSC51366 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 5,866
Male 50.7%
Female 49.3%
Median age 34
Families 1,593
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 2,389
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,514
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $360
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
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 2,970 50.7 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,890 49.3 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 193 3.3 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,866 people in South Lake (State Suburbs). Of these 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

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Age South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 374 6.4 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 345 5.9 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 368 6.3 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 390 6.6 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 438 7.5 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 521 8.9 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 513 8.7 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 389 6.6 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 437 7.4 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 447 7.6 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 387 6.6 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 398 6.8 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 282 4.8 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 231 3.9 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 138 2.4 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 92 1.6 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 65 1.1 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 56 1.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Lake (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% 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
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 2,019 42.3 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 194 4.1 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 426 8.9 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 158 3.3 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,973 41.4 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Lake (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.3% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,819 42.2 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 582 13.5 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,909 44.3 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In South Lake (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 76 4.4 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 392 22.9 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 57 3.3 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 12 0.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 305 17.8 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 56 3.3 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 30 1.8 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 130 7.6 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 219 12.8 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 43 2.5 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 393 22.9 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In South Lake (State Suburbs), 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.7% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 20.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 726 15.1 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 326 6.8 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 174 3.6 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 722 15.1 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 899 18.8 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 293 6.1 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 699 14.6 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.1 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 307 6.4 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 28 0.6 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 464 9.7 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in South Lake (State Suburbs), 18.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.8% 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 Lake % 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 Lake (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,570 61.0 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 Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,486 42.4 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 455 7.8 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 332 5.7 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,186 37.3 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In South Lake (State Suburbs), 37.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 42.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,853 57.9 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 881 27.5 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 150 4.7 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 317 9.9 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 3,201 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Lake (State Suburbs). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 27.5% were employed part-time and 9.9% 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 Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 310 10.8 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 274 9.5 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 299 10.4 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 647 22.4 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,204 41.8 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Lake (State Suburbs), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 701 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,703 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,514 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Lake (State Suburbs) was $701.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,269 68.4 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,289 27.0 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 472 9.9 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 671 14.0 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In South Lake (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.0% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.0% 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 Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,114 23.3 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,218 25.5 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 539 11.3 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 403 8.4 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Lake (State Suburbs), 25.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% 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 Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 559 35.2 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 688 43.3 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 302 19.0 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 39 2.5 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Lake (State Suburbs), 43.3% were couple families with children, 35.2% were couple families without children and 19.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 17.0 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.0 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In South Lake (State Suburbs), 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% 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 Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 280 22.4 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 44 3.5 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 269 21.5 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 231 18.5 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 91 7.3 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 173 13.8 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 56 4.5 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 106 8.5 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In South Lake (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 22.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,092 92.4 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 173 7.6 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In South Lake (State Suburbs), 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 1,945 93.0 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 144 6.9 122,562 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 South Lake (State Suburbs), 93.0% were separate houses, 6.9% 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
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 19 0.9 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 86 4.1 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 911 43.6 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,034 49.5 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 36 1.7 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Lake (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 4.1% had 2 bedrooms and 43.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 456 21.7 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,052 50.0 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 540 25.7 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 11 0.5 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 44 2.1 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Lake (State Suburbs), 21.7% were owned outright, 50.0% were owned with a mortgage and 25.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,546 74.0 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 466 22.3 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 78 3.7 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In South Lake (State Suburbs), of all households, 74.0% were family households, 22.3% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

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Household income South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.8 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 12.7 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In South Lake (State Suburbs), 15.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 12.7% 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 Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
None 78 3.7 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 665 31.6 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 831 39.5 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 473 22.5 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 55 2.6 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In South Lake (State Suburbs), 31.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 271 12.9 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,782 85.0 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 44 2.1 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In South Lake (State Suburbs), 85.0% 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.
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 99 51.0 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 95 49.0 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 23 -- 23 --

In South Lake (State Suburbs), 51.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.0% 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 Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,218 -- 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 Lake (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,218.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Lake % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 263 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,217 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In South Lake (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $263 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,217.

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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