2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

West Leederville

Code SSC51562 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,978
Male 48.7%
Female 51.3%
Median age 36
Families 987
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 1,900
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $2,097
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 1,936 48.7 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,040 51.3 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 13 0.3 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,978 people in West Leederville (State Suburbs). Of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

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Age West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 243 6.1 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 236 5.9 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 148 3.7 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 138 3.5 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 245 6.1 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 431 10.8 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 402 10.1 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 365 9.1 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 289 7.2 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 258 6.5 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 227 5.7 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 229 5.7 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 214 5.4 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 198 5.0 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 125 3.1 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 82 2.1 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 71 1.8 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 94 2.4 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in West Leederville (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 1,486 44.3 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 75 2.2 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 267 8.0 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 156 4.6 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,374 40.9 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in West Leederville (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.3% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,267 44.6 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 397 14.0 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,176 41.4 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 49 4.2 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 248 21.4 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 18 1.6 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 30 2.6 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 56 4.8 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 28 2.4 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 51 4.4 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 70 6.0 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 275 23.7 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 39 3.4 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 297 25.6 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), 29.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.3% were in primary school, 11.7% in secondary school and 30.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,581 47.3 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 328 9.8 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 56 1.7 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 175 5.2 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 414 12.4 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 83 2.5 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 136 4.1 235,001 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 89 2.7 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 12 0.4 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 405 12.1 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in West Leederville (State Suburbs), 12.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 7.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.8% 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 West Leederville % 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 West Leederville (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,352 59.5 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 West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,634 41.1 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 324 8.2 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 283 7.1 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,370 34.5 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), 34.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,383 60.4 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 700 30.6 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 70 3.1 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 138 6.0 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 2,291 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Leederville (State Suburbs). Of these 60.4% were employed full time, 30.6% were employed part-time and 6.0% 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
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 240 11.2 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 242 11.3 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 213 9.9 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 291 13.6 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,085 50.6 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in West Leederville (State Suburbs), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 1,106 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,885 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,097 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Leederville (State Suburbs) was $1,106.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,428 72.3 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 851 25.3 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 316 9.4 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 790 23.5 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In West Leederville (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, 25.3% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.5% 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
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 892 26.6 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 995 29.6 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 332 9.9 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 209 6.2 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Leederville (State Suburbs), 29.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.2% 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 West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 456 46.2 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 410 41.5 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 98 9.9 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 23 2.3 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in West Leederville (State Suburbs), 41.5% were couple families with children, 46.2% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 22.4 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 77.6 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), 22.4% of single parents were male and 77.6% 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
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 210 24.1 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 60 6.9 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 201 23.1 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 132 15.2 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 56 6.4 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 104 11.9 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 34 3.9 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 74 8.5 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 24.1% had both partners employed full-time, 6.9% had both employed part-time and 23.1% 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 West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,584 89.0 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 196 11.0 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), 89.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 858 54.2 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 304 19.2 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 419 26.5 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.2 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in West Leederville (State Suburbs), 54.2% were separate houses, 19.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 26.5% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 243 15.3 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 360 22.7 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 647 40.8 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 311 19.6 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 1.3 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 15.3% had 1 bedroom, 22.7% had 2 bedrooms and 40.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 434 27.4 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 497 31.4 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 620 39.2 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 10 0.6 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 21 1.3 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in West Leederville (State Suburbs), 27.4% were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 39.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 987 62.6 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 467 29.6 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 123 7.8 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.6% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 7.8% were group households.

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Household income West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.8 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 34.8 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), 15.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 34.8% 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 West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.6 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.4 -- 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 West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
None 136 8.6 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 694 43.7 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 554 34.9 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 179 11.3 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 25 1.6 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), 43.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 142 9.0 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,415 89.6 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 22 1.4 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), 89.6% 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.
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 7 50.0 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 7 50.0 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 40 -- 23 -- 23 --

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 40 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
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 1.6 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 899 -- 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 West Leederville (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.6 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $899.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
West Leederville % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 265 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In West Leederville (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $265 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