2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania State Suburbs

Longford (Tas.)

Code SSC60347 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 3,863
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median age 47
Families 1,045
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 1,771
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,006
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $225
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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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
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 1,888 48.9 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,970 51.1 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 111 2.9 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,863 people in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

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Age Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 47 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 220 5.7 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 193 5.0 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 210 5.5 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 202 5.2 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 231 6.0 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 174 4.5 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 176 4.6 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 171 4.4 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 198 5.1 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 265 6.9 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 295 7.7 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 288 7.5 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 278 7.2 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 311 8.1 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 236 6.1 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 161 4.2 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 128 3.3 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 111 2.9 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 24.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 1,581 48.8 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 97 3.0 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 319 9.9 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 280 8.6 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 960 29.7 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.8% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,363 48.4 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 332 11.8 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,124 39.9 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 42 4.3 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 214 21.9 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 1.6 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 17 1.7 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 116 11.9 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 37 3.8 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 34 3.5 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 64 6.6 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 59 6.0 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 18 1.8 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 360 36.8 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 25.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.3% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 12.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 326 10.1 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 207 6.4 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 73 2.3 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 518 16.0 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 313 9.7 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 148 4.6 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 704 21.8 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 435 13.4 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 6 0.2 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 419 12.9 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 9.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.4% 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 Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % 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 Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,227 83.6 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 387 10.0 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 167 4.3 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 95 2.5 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,891 74.9 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 74.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 928 55.5 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 553 33.1 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 76 4.5 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 115 6.9 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 1,672 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 33.1% were employed part-time and 6.9% 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
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 179 11.5 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 154 9.9 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 221 14.2 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 348 22.4 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 574 36.9 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 546 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,270 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,006 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was $546.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,150 66.4 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 789 24.4 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 352 10.9 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 675 20.9 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.9% 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
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 633 19.5 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 747 23.1 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 441 13.6 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 330 10.2 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 23.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% 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 Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 484 46.3 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 382 36.5 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 168 16.1 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 12 1.1 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 36.5% were couple families with children, 46.3% were couple families without children and 16.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 17.3 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.7 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% 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
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 133 15.5 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 38 4.4 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 190 22.2 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 111 13.0 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 67 7.8 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 240 28.0 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 36 4.2 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 41 4.8 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 15.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 22.2% 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 Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,543 92.0 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 134 8.0 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 1,351 87.6 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 75 4.9 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 104 6.7 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 7 0.5 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 87.6% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flat or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 69 4.5 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 354 23.0 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 729 47.4 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 342 22.2 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 2.6 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 23.0% had 2 bedrooms and 47.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 596 38.9 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 452 29.5 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 428 27.9 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 11 0.7 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 46 3.0 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 38.9% were owned outright, 29.5% were owned with a mortgage and 27.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,032 67.2 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 465 30.3 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 38 2.5 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.2% were family households, 30.3% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 28.0 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 28.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.4% 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 Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.1 -- 10.2 -- 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 Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.2 -- 5.1 -- 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 Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 81 5.3 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 517 33.5 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 506 32.8 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 365 23.7 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 73 4.7 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 33.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 379 24.6 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,114 72.2 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 49 3.2 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 72.2% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 49 43.8 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 63 56.2 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 43.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 56.2% 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
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,062 -- 1,079 -- 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 Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,062.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Longford (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 223 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,207 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Longford (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $223 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,207.

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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