2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania State Suburbs

South Hobart

Code SSC60609 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 5,313
Male 48.1%
Female 51.9%
Median age 38
Families 1,254
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 2,444
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,376
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,473
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 2,557 48.1 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,757 51.9 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 75 1.4 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,313 people in South Hobart (State Suburbs). Of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

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Age South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 258 4.9 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 321 6.0 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 282 5.3 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 325 6.1 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 453 8.5 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 360 6.8 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 363 6.8 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 379 7.1 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 398 7.5 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 350 6.6 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 346 6.5 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 305 5.7 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 288 5.4 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 271 5.1 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 184 3.5 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 130 2.4 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 113 2.1 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 186 3.5 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Hobart (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 1,626 36.5 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 114 2.6 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 478 10.7 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 271 6.1 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,967 44.1 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Hobart (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 36.5% were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,389 37.3 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 608 16.3 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,726 46.4 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 45 2.4 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 339 18.2 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 28 1.5 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 64 3.4 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 169 9.1 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 23 1.2 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 108 5.8 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 80 4.3 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 657 35.3 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 33 1.8 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 317 17.0 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), 35.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.9% were in primary school, 16.2% in secondary school and 39.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,965 44.2 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 360 8.1 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 80 1.8 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 285 6.4 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 699 15.7 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 114 2.6 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 297 6.7 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 205 4.6 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 4 0.1 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 354 8.0 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in South Hobart (State Suburbs), 15.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 8.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses South Hobart % 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 South Hobart (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,951 74.7 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,253 23.6 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 488 9.2 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 351 6.6 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,884 54.3 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), 54.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,298 47.9 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,079 39.8 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 141 5.2 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 191 7.1 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 2,709 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Hobart (State Suburbs). Of these 47.9% were employed full time, 39.8% were employed part-time and 7.1% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 395 15.7 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 312 12.4 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 372 14.8 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 423 16.8 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 878 34.8 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Hobart (State Suburbs), 15.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 690 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,906 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,376 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Hobart (State Suburbs) was $690.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,445 77.2 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,194 26.8 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 451 10.1 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,351 30.3 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 30.3% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,110 24.9 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,428 32.0 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 594 13.3 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 309 6.9 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Hobart (State Suburbs), 32.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 522 41.6 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 513 40.8 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 192 15.3 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 29 2.3 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Hobart (State Suburbs), 40.8% were couple families with children, 41.6% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 22.4 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 77.6 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In South Hobart (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
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 171 16.5 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 91 8.8 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 270 26.1 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 122 11.8 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 68 6.6 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 168 16.2 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 65 6.3 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 81 7.8 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 8.8% had both employed part-time and 26.1% 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 South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,084 89.4 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 246 10.6 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), 89.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 1,511 72.5 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 229 11.0 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 328 15.7 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 7 0.3 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in South Hobart (State Suburbs), 72.5% were separate houses, 11.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.7% were flat or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.3 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 188 9.1 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 609 29.3 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 845 40.7 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 388 18.7 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 1.9 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 9.1% had 1 bedroom, 29.3% had 2 bedrooms and 40.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 667 32.2 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 649 31.3 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 662 31.9 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 43 2.1 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 53 2.6 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Hobart (State Suburbs), 32.2% were owned outright, 31.3% were owned with a mortgage and 31.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,239 59.7 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 674 32.5 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 164 7.9 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.7% were family households, 32.5% were single person households and 7.9% were group households.

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Household income South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 21.4 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 14.8 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), 21.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 14.8% 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 South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,473 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
None 197 9.5 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 928 44.8 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 658 31.8 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 234 11.3 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 53 2.6 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), 44.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.8% 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 South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 228 11.0 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,803 86.8 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 47 2.3 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), 86.8% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 32 44.4 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 40 55.6 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 24 -- 23 --

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), 44.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 55.6% were female. The median age was 28 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,325 -- 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 South Hobart (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,325.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 290 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,375 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In South Hobart (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,375.

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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