2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria Urban Centres and Localities

Ballarat

Code UCL211002 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 93,759
Male 47.8%
Female 52.2%
Median age 37
Families 23,344
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 42,158
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,134
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,322
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Male 44,809 47.8 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 48,947 52.2 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,410 1.5 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 93,759 people in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 6,152 6.6 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 6,060 6.5 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 5,546 5.9 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 6,043 6.4 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 7,197 7.7 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 6,496 6.9 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 6,009 6.4 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 5,641 6.0 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 5,736 6.1 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,775 6.2 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 5,856 6.2 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,591 6.0 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,280 5.6 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 5,040 5.4 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,849 4.1 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,952 3.1 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 2,229 2.4 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,325 2.5 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Married 32,519 42.8 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,815 3.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 7,175 9.4 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,830 6.4 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 28,665 37.7 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 42.8% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 28,375 43.0 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 7,507 11.4 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 30,179 45.7 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 1,581 5.5 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,786 16.7 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,135 7.4 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 816 2.8 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 2,640 9.2 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 2,024 7.1 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,265 4.4 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,338 4.7 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 4,883 17.0 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 691 2.4 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 6,527 22.8 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.0% were in primary school, 20.7% in secondary school and 21.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 14,388 18.9 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 6,406 8.4 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,848 3.7 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 10,527 13.8 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 10,584 13.9 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 5,724 7.5 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 7,632 10.0 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 76 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 7 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 7,925 10.4 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 210 0.3 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 8,099 10.7 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Ballarat % Victoria % 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 Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

View the data quality statement for Ancestry (ANCP)
Country of birth Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 78,139 83.3 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

View the data quality statement for Country of birth (BPLP)
Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,595 12.4 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 4,827 5.1 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3,361 3.6 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 67,255 71.7 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 71.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 23,207 52.8 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 15,206 34.6 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,324 5.3 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,251 7.4 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 43,988 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 52.8% were employed full time, 34.6% were employed part-time and 7.4% 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
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 5,693 14.0 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 4,405 10.8 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 5,109 12.5 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 7,590 18.6 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 15,621 38.3 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 584 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,466 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,134 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities) was $584.

View the data quality statements for: Total personal income (INCP) Total family income (FINF) Total household income (HIND)

Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 53,493 70.4 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 22,108 29.1 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 9,485 12.5 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 16,468 21.7 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 16,643 21.9 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 20,431 26.9 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 9,134 12.0 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 7,280 9.6 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% 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 Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,950 38.3 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 9,367 40.1 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,644 19.9 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 384 1.6 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.1% were couple families with children, 38.3% were couple families without children and 19.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 15.4 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.6 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% 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
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 3,393 18.5 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 789 4.3 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,692 25.6 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,442 13.3 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,131 6.2 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,978 21.7 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 989 5.4 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 905 4.9 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 25.6% 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.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status of parents / partners in families (LFSF)

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 Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 35,868 89.4 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,247 10.6 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.6% were unoccupied.

View the data quality statements for: Dwelling type (DWTD) Dwelling Structure (STRD)

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 29,115 81.2 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,361 14.9 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,183 3.3 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 55 0.2 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.2% were separate houses, 14.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.3% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 54 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,325 3.7 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 6,398 17.8 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 18,112 50.5 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 9,117 25.4 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 868 2.4 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.8% had 2 bedrooms and 50.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 11,258 31.4 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 11,522 32.1 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 11,841 33.0 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 265 0.7 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 984 2.7 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.4% were owned outright, 32.1% were owned with a mortgage and 33.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 23,131 64.5 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 10,949 30.5 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,788 5.0 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.5% were family households, 30.5% were single person households and 5.0% were group households.

View the data quality statement for Household composition (HHCD)
Household income Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.4 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 8.6 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.6% 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 Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.5 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.5 -- 10.4 -- 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.

View the data quality statement for Rent weekly payments (RNTD)
Mortgage monthly repayments Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,322 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.0 -- 7.5 -- 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 Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,538 7.1 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 13,396 37.3 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 13,093 36.5 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 5,448 15.2 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,400 3.9 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 6,134 17.1 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 28,763 80.2 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 981 2.7 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.2% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

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.
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Male 657 46.4 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 759 53.6 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), 46.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.6% were female. The median age was 20 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
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 984 -- 1,200 -- 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 Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $984.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 235 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Ballarat (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $235 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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