2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

South Perth

Code SSC51370 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 12,053
Male 50.5%
Female 49.5%
Median age 39
Families 3,059
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 6,702
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,883
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,200
Median weekly rent $390
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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 6,095 50.5 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 5,963 49.5 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 97 0.8 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 12,053 people in South Perth (State Suburbs). Of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

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Age South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 495 4.1 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 469 3.9 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 542 4.5 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 604 5.0 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 941 7.8 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,138 9.4 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,103 9.2 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 845 7.0 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 719 6.0 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 782 6.5 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 788 6.5 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 840 7.0 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 821 6.8 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 741 6.1 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 504 4.2 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 305 2.5 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 177 1.5 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 240 2.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Perth (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 4,881 46.3 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 299 2.8 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 975 9.2 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 429 4.1 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,966 37.6 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Perth (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.3% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 4,128 45.5 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,025 11.3 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,912 43.2 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 85 2.3 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 344 9.3 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 116 3.1 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 185 5.0 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 123 3.3 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 77 2.1 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 419 11.3 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 227 6.1 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,032 27.9 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 106 2.9 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 989 26.7 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.4% were in primary school, 16.6% in secondary school and 34.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,336 41.1 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,010 9.6 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 222 2.1 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 647 6.1 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,632 15.5 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 310 2.9 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 620 5.9 235,001 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 290 2.7 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 17 0.2 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,175 11.1 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in South Perth (State Suburbs), 15.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 8.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.6% 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Country of birth South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 6,399 53.1 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,587 46.3 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 840 7.0 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 653 5.4 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,927 32.6 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 32.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,983 59.3 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,015 30.0 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 282 4.2 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 439 6.5 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 6,719 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Perth (State Suburbs). Of these 59.3% were employed full time, 30.0% were employed part-time and 6.5% 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 789 12.6 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 617 9.8 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 601 9.6 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 996 15.9 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,989 47.6 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Perth (State Suburbs), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 996 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,554 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,883 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Perth (State Suburbs) was $996.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,478 70.9 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,204 20.9 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 981 9.3 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,374 22.5 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.9% provided care for children and 9.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.5% 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,881 27.3 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,808 26.6 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,087 10.3 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 708 6.7 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Perth (State Suburbs), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.7% 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,565 51.3 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,126 36.9 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 271 8.9 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 89 2.9 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Perth (State Suburbs), 36.9% were couple families with children, 51.3% were couple families without children and 8.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 16.1 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.9 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% 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
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 568 21.1 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 140 5.2 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 525 19.5 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 486 18.0 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 177 6.6 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 426 15.8 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 118 4.4 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 253 9.4 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 21.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 19.5% 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,025 81.6 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,130 18.4 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 81.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 1,765 35.1 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,001 39.8 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,249 24.9 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 Perth (State Suburbs), 35.1% were separate houses, 39.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 24.9% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.1 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 450 8.9 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,607 31.9 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,891 37.6 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 970 19.3 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 111 2.2 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.9% had 1 bedroom, 31.9% had 2 bedrooms and 37.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,543 30.6 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,170 23.2 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,161 42.9 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 48 1.0 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 113 2.2 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Perth (State Suburbs), 30.6% were owned outright, 23.2% were owned with a mortgage and 42.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,022 60.0 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,693 33.6 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 322 6.4 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of all households, 60.0% were family households, 33.6% were single person households and 6.4% were group households.

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Household income South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.9 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 15.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 29.7% 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 390 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.4 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.6 -- 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 South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
None 335 6.7 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,164 43.0 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,776 35.3 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 644 12.8 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 114 2.3 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 43.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 403 8.0 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,526 89.8 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 113 2.2 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 89.8% 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 63 67.7 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 30 32.3 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 23 --

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 67.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 32.3% were female. The median age was 25 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 Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,812 -- 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 Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,812.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 333 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,378 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In South Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $333 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,378.

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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