2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Urban Centres and Localities

Geraldton

Code UCL512003 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 31,982
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 38
Families 8,276
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 14,700
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,319
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $262
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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Expand People category,
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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
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 15,697 49.1 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 16,284 50.9 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3,092 9.7 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 31,982 people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.7% of the population.

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Age Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,126 6.6 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,271 7.1 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,283 7.1 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,286 7.2 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,855 5.8 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,867 5.8 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,026 6.3 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,897 5.9 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,108 6.6 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 2,328 7.3 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 2,205 6.9 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 2,121 6.6 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,739 5.4 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,565 4.9 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,136 3.6 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 917 2.9 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 653 2.0 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 588 1.8 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 11,318 44.7 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 979 3.9 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,230 8.8 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,415 5.6 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 9,353 37.0 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 44.7% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 9,548 44.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,863 13.3 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 9,073 42.2 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 379 3.8 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,707 17.3 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 846 8.6 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 385 3.9 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,122 11.4 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 837 8.5 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 336 3.4 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 647 6.6 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 498 5.0 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 154 1.6 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,956 30.0 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 11.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,673 10.6 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,813 7.2 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 915 3.6 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 4,226 16.7 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,500 13.8 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,949 7.7 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,981 15.7 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 21 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,224 8.8 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 104 0.4 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 3,235 12.8 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.2% 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 Geraldton % Western 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 Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 24,316 76.1 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,067 19.0 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,123 6.6 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,546 4.8 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 19,265 60.3 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 60.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 8,333 55.2 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 4,459 29.5 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 917 6.1 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,390 9.2 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 15,099 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 9.2% 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
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 1,591 11.6 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,231 9.0 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,636 11.9 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,366 17.3 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,966 43.5 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 652 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,639 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,319 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) was $652.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 17,202 68.0 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,018 27.7 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,672 10.6 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,083 20.1 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 4,945 19.5 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 6,511 25.7 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 3,038 12.0 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 2,711 10.7 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Expand Families category,
includes family composition employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,262 39.4 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 3,280 39.6 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,584 19.1 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 151 1.8 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.6% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 19.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 18.5 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.5 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% 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
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,215 18.6 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 232 3.5 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,361 20.8 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 936 14.3 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 380 5.8 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,257 19.2 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 409 6.2 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 758 11.6 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 18.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 20.8% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,504 84.4 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,125 15.6 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 9,567 83.2 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,427 12.4 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 249 2.2 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 213 1.9 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.2% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.2% were flat or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 29 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 326 2.8 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,432 12.5 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 4,744 41.2 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 4,690 40.8 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 281 2.4 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 12.5% had 2 bedrooms and 41.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 3,338 29.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 3,940 34.2 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,820 33.2 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 91 0.8 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 316 2.7 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.0% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 8,124 70.7 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,010 26.2 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 363 3.2 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 70.7% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

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Household income Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.3 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 13.1 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.1% 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 262 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.1 -- 9.7 -- 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.2 -- 8.6 -- 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
None 693 6.0 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,758 32.7 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 4,248 36.9 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,370 20.6 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 432 3.8 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,131 18.5 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 9,043 78.6 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 326 2.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 78.6% 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.
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 1,463 47.2 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 1,634 52.8 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 47.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.8% were female. The median age was 21 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
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 985 -- 1,210 -- 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 Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $985.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 240 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,613 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,613.

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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