2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania State Suburbs

Swansea (Tas.)

Code SSC60653 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 866
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 62
Families 233
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.3
All private dwellings 596
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $802
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 425 49.1 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 441 50.9 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 31 3.6 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 866 people in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

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Age Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 62 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 24 2.8 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 28 3.2 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 30 3.5 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 21 2.4 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 13 1.5 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 23 2.6 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 34 3.9 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 25 2.9 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 19 2.2 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 44 5.1 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 53 6.1 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 82 9.4 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 110 12.7 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 117 13.5 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 82 9.4 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 69 7.9 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 45 5.2 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 50 5.8 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 62 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 41.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 434 54.3 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 30 3.8 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 95 11.9 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 102 12.8 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 138 17.3 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.3% were married and 14.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 347 56.1 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 46 7.4 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 226 36.5 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 8 5.6 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 30 20.8 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 16 11.1 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 0 0.0 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3 2.1 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 3 2.1 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 3 2.1 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 81 56.2 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 17.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.8% were in primary school, 13.2% in secondary school and 4.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 72 9.1 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 67 8.5 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 15 1.9 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 116 14.7 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 77 9.7 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 26 3.3 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 147 18.6 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 120 15.2 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 135 17.1 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 9.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% 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 Swansea (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 Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 688 79.8 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 102 11.7 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 34 3.9 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 22 2.5 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 637 72.8 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 72.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 151 48.4 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 120 38.5 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 25 8.0 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 16 5.1 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 312 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 48.4% were employed full time, 38.5% were employed part-time and 5.1% 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
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 52 17.2 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 27 8.9 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 43 14.2 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 55 18.2 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 98 32.5 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 17.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 32.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 485 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 987 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 802 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was $485.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 533 67.2 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 122 15.5 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 89 11.3 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 214 27.1 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 15.5% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.1% 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
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 122 15.4 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 190 23.9 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 121 15.2 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 101 12.7 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% 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 Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 159 67.7 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 49 20.9 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 27 11.5 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 20.9% were couple families with children, 67.7% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 38.7 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 61.3 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 38.7% of single parents were male and 61.3% 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
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 18 9.2 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 8 4.1 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 27 13.8 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 10 5.1 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 18 9.2 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 89 45.6 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 10 5.1 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 15 7.7 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 9.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 13.8% 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 Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 363 66.6 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 182 33.4 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 66.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 33.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 351 96.7 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.8 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 6 1.7 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 96.7% were separate houses, 0.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 21 5.7 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 99 26.9 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 171 46.5 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 57 15.5 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 5.4 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 1.9 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.7% had 1 bedroom, 26.9% had 2 bedrooms and 46.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 187 50.7 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 72 19.5 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 84 22.8 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 7 1.9 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 19 5.1 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 50.7% were owned outright, 19.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 225 61.0 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 130 35.2 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 14 3.8 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 61.0% were family households, 35.2% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

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Household income Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 34.3 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 3.7 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 34.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 3.7% 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 Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 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 Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 19 5.2 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 135 37.0 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 119 32.6 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 66 18.1 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 26 7.1 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 37.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 100 27.4 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 246 67.4 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 19 5.2 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 67.4% 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.
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 12 44.4 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 15 55.6 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 32 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 44.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 55.6% were female. The median age was 32 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
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 833 -- 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 Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $833.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Swansea (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 225 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Swansea (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $225 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