2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales Urban Centres and Localities

Dorrigo

Code UCL115049 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,042
Male 44.6%
Female 55.4%
Median age 55
Families 274
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 562
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $749
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,294
Median weekly rent $225
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

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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
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 466 44.6 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 578 55.4 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 33 3.2 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,042 people in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 44.6% were male and 55.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

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Age Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 55 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 48 4.6 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 59 5.6 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 49 4.7 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 53 5.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 28 2.7 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 36 3.4 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 39 3.7 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 45 4.3 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 46 4.4 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 54 5.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 66 6.3 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 103 9.8 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 84 8.0 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 85 8.1 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 79 7.5 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 62 5.9 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 54 5.2 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 57 5.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 32.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 375 41.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 31 3.4 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 133 14.8 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 110 12.2 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 250 27.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 41.7% were married and 17.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 321 41.1 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 96 12.3 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 364 46.6 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 10 4.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 44 18.3 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 21 8.8 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 61 25.4 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3 1.2 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 11 4.6 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 15 6.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 4 1.7 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 71 29.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.0% were in primary school, 28.9% in secondary school and 10.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 112 12.7 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 62 7.0 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 26 2.9 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 136 15.4 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 108 12.2 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 45 5.1 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 147 16.6 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 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 130 14.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 4 0.5 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 93 10.5 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.0% 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 Dorrigo % 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 Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 866 85.2 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 Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 129 12.3 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 78 7.4 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 54 5.2 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 740 70.7 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 70.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 159 43.8 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 152 41.9 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 21 5.8 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 31 8.5 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 363 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 43.8% were employed full time, 41.9% were employed part-time and 8.5% 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
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 49 14.5 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 42 12.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 60 17.8 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 52 15.4 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 105 31.1 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 31.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 469 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,064 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 749 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities) was $469.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 647 72.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 204 22.8 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 126 14.1 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 241 27.0 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.8% provided care for children and 14.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.0% 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
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 139 15.5 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 246 27.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 146 16.3 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 122 13.6 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% 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 Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 137 49.6 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 82 29.7 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 53 19.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 1.4 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.7% were couple families with children, 49.6% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 19.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.7% of single parents were male and 80.3% 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
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 21 9.7 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 12 5.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 40 18.4 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 24 11.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 18 8.3 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 77 35.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 7 3.2 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 18 8.3 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 9.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 18.4% 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 Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 465 85.8 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 77 14.2 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 433 93.1 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7 1.5 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 13 2.8 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.6 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 93.1% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.8% were flat or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 24 5.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 87 18.6 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 246 52.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 92 19.7 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 3.2 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.1% had 1 bedroom, 18.6% had 2 bedrooms and 52.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 238 50.3 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 111 23.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 110 23.3 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 0 0.0 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 14 3.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 50.3% were owned outright, 23.5% were owned with a mortgage and 23.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 266 57.5 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 189 40.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 8 1.7 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 57.5% were family households, 40.8% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

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Household income Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 41.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 2.9 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 2.9% 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 Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,294 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
None 45 9.6 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 219 46.5 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 139 29.5 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 48 10.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20 4.2 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 46.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 128 27.5 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 324 69.5 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 14 3.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.5% 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.
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 22 64.7 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 12 35.3 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), 64.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 35.3% 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
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,062 -- 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 Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5 persons, with 0.8 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
Dorrigo % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 130 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,409 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Dorrigo (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $130 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,409.

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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