2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales Urban Centres and Localities

Singleton

Code UCL113017 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 13,214
Male 49.7%
Female 50.3%
Median age 35
Families 3,442
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 5,638
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,506
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 6,573 49.7 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 6,645 50.3 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 866 6.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 13,214 people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.6% of the population.

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Age Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 979 7.4 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,000 7.6 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 848 6.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 900 6.8 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 874 6.6 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 987 7.5 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 872 6.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 834 6.3 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 928 7.0 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 938 7.1 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 918 6.9 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 798 6.0 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 637 4.8 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 497 3.8 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 376 2.8 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 309 2.3 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 241 1.8 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 276 2.1 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 4,777 46.0 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 382 3.7 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 926 8.9 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 587 5.7 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,716 35.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.0% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 4,220 45.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,156 12.6 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,824 41.6 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 282 7.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 876 22.4 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 263 6.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 45 1.2 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 601 15.4 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 225 5.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 92 2.4 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 299 7.7 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 293 7.5 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 73 1.9 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 858 22.0 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.3% were in primary school, 23.3% in secondary school and 15.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,036 10.0 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 691 6.7 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 442 4.3 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,139 20.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,162 11.2 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 483 4.6 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,850 17.8 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 16 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,277 12.3 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 22 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 958 9.2 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 24.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.7% 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 Singleton % New South Wales % 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 Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 11,249 85.3 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,378 10.4 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 563 4.3 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 496 3.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 9,903 74.9 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,806 58.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,884 29.0 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 318 4.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 492 7.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 6,500 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 58.6% were employed full time, 29.0% were employed part-time and 7.6% 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
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 683 11.4 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 561 9.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 634 10.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 965 16.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,843 47.4 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 654 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,875 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,506 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) was $654.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,518 72.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,362 32.4 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,172 11.3 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,047 19.7 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 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, 32.4% 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, 19.7% 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
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,152 20.7 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,899 27.9 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,289 12.4 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,175 11.3 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,171 34.1 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,595 46.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 620 18.0 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 50 1.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 46.4% were couple families with children, 34.1% were couple families without children and 18.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% 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
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 512 18.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 73 2.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 719 26.1 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 535 19.4 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 132 4.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 466 16.9 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 139 5.0 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 183 6.6 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 18.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,818 89.8 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 546 10.2 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 3,991 82.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 492 10.2 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 247 5.1 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 58 1.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.8% were separate houses, 10.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flat or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 24 0.5 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 131 2.7 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 626 13.0 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,110 43.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,825 37.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 99 2.1 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 13.0% had 2 bedrooms and 43.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 1,323 27.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,669 34.6 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,680 34.9 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 32 0.7 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 114 2.4 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.5% were owned outright, 34.6% were owned with a mortgage and 34.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,399 70.5 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,291 26.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 131 2.7 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 70.5% were family households, 26.8% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

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Household income Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 16.5 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.5% 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.5 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.5 -- 12.9 -- 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.5 -- 7.4 -- 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
None 261 5.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,644 34.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,856 38.6 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 902 18.8 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 146 3.0 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 886 18.4 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,827 79.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 108 2.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.4% 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.
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 412 47.4 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 458 52.6 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 47.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.6% were female. The median age was 22 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
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,290 -- 1,214 -- 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 Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,290.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 260 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,863 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,863.

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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