2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia Urban Centres and Localities

Adelaide

Code UCL401001 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,165,632
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median age 39
Families 307,614
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 509,493
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,246
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $285
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
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Male 569,694 48.9 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 595,939 51.1 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 17,051 1.5 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,165,632 people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 68,946 5.9 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 68,651 5.9 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 63,709 5.5 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 70,554 6.1 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 82,252 7.1 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 81,877 7.0 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 83,793 7.2 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 75,877 6.5 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 75,245 6.5 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 77,815 6.7 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 76,253 6.5 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 73,667 6.3 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 65,823 5.6 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 61,475 5.3 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 45,805 3.9 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 35,282 3.0 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 26,900 2.3 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 31,706 2.7 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Married 446,015 46.3 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 29,889 3.1 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 89,089 9.2 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 56,907 5.9 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 342,425 35.5 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.3% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 398,915 46.0 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 85,279 9.8 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 383,218 44.2 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 14,329 4.2 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 62,549 18.2 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 20,442 5.9 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 14,669 4.3 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 33,689 9.8 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 15,532 4.5 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 14,915 4.3 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 23,464 6.8 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 69,107 20.1 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 9,083 2.6 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 66,223 19.3 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.4% were in primary school, 18.6% in secondary school and 26.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 207,787 21.5 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 83,514 8.7 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 29,561 3.1 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 122,096 12.7 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 160,561 16.6 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 82,247 8.5 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 86,847 9.0 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 675 0.1 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 134 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 75,688 7.8 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9,454 1.0 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 80,056 8.3 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.7% 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 Adelaide % South Australia % 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 Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 783,715 67.2 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 428,557 36.8 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 81,364 7.0 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 57,931 5.0 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 531,658 45.6 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 307,724 54.0 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 190,086 33.4 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 26,765 4.7 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 45,393 8.0 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 569,968 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 33.4% were employed part-time and 8.0% 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
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 67,000 12.8 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 54,395 10.4 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 68,688 13.1 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 116,212 22.2 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 191,505 36.5 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 612 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,572 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,246 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) was $612.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 683,173 70.8 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 266,127 27.6 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 117,284 12.2 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 181,654 18.8 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.8% 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
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 219,312 22.7 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 266,897 27.7 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 116,237 12.1 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 80,731 8.4 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 116,353 37.8 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 131,777 42.8 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 53,650 17.4 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 5,837 1.9 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.8% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 18.7 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.3 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% 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
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 47,028 19.0 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 10,957 4.4 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 56,853 22.9 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 34,082 13.7 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 16,749 6.7 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 55,862 22.5 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 12,617 5.1 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 13,997 5.6 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 22.9% 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 445,837 91.1 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 43,601 8.9 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 324,804 72.9 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 80,704 18.1 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 38,012 8.5 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,063 0.2 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 72.9% were separate houses, 18.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.5% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 890 0.2 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 15,744 3.5 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 89,640 20.1 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 233,808 52.4 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 96,683 21.7 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 9,071 2.0 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 20.1% had 2 bedrooms and 52.4% 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
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 135,063 30.3 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 158,975 35.7 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 134,070 30.1 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 7,173 1.6 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 10,552 2.4 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.3% were owned outright, 35.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.1% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 302,544 67.9 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 124,747 28.0 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 18,551 4.2 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.9% were family households, 28.0% were single person households and 4.2% were group households.

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Household income Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.0 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 11.6 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.6% 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 285 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.9 -- 6.6 -- 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
None 37,868 8.5 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 167,564 37.6 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 158,954 35.7 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 68,200 15.3 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 13,253 3.0 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 70,226 15.8 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 365,426 82.0 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 10,178 2.3 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.0% 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.
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Male 8,323 48.8 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 8,732 51.2 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 48.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.2% 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
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,081 -- 1,014 -- 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 Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,081.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 260 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Adelaide (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 $1,517.

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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