2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Northern Territory Urban Centres and Localities

Katherine

Code UCL714001 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,303
Male 51.1%
Female 48.9%
Median age 32
Families 1,271
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 2,655
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,731
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,647
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 3,222 51.1 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,081 48.9 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,603 25.4 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,303 people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 25.4% of the population.

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Age Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median age 32 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 536 8.5 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 437 6.9 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 421 6.7 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 398 6.3 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 428 6.8 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 607 9.6 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 554 8.8 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 444 7.0 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 368 5.8 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 442 7.0 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 439 6.9 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 348 5.5 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 347 5.5 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 224 3.5 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 155 2.5 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 97 1.5 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 41 0.6 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 38 0.6 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Married 1,912 38.9 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 188 3.8 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 411 8.4 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 161 3.3 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,242 45.6 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 38.9% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,282 37.4 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 666 19.4 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,479 43.2 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Preschool 105 4.1 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 397 15.6 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 61 2.4 2,632 3.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 24 0.9 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 276 10.8 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 62 2.4 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 13 0.5 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 76 3.0 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 170 6.7 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 39 1.5 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,325 52.0 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.0% were in primary school, 13.9% in secondary school and 9.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 685 13.9 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 384 7.8 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 171 3.5 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 567 11.5 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 460 9.4 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 286 5.8 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 525 10.7 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 382 7.8 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 37 0.8 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,317 26.8 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.8% 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % 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 Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 4,157 66.2 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,030 16.3 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 243 3.9 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 221 3.5 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,465 54.9 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 54.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,962 71.4 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 465 16.9 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 197 7.2 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 123 4.5 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 2,747 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 71.4% were employed full time, 16.9% were employed part-time and 4.5% 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
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 151 5.8 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 113 4.3 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 196 7.5 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 661 25.3 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,304 49.9 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 5.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Personal 875 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 1,985 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,731 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) was $875.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,743 55.8 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,159 23.6 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 328 6.7 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 767 15.6 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.6% provided care for children and 6.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.6% 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
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,007 20.5 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,081 22.0 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 381 7.8 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 278 5.7 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.7% 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 456 35.8 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 566 44.4 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 235 18.4 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 17 1.3 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.4% were couple families with children, 35.8% were couple families without children and 18.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male -- 19.2 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.8 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% 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
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 376 36.5 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 20 1.9 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 162 15.7 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 135 13.1 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 27 2.6 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 122 11.9 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 78 7.6 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 109 10.6 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 36.5% had both partners employed full-time, 1.9% had both employed part-time and 15.7% 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,783 90.3 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 191 9.7 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Separate house 1,320 74.0 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 185 10.4 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 178 10.0 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 62 3.5 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.0% were separate houses, 10.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.0% were flat or apartments and 3.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 21 1.2 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 172 9.6 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 262 14.7 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 922 51.7 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 322 18.0 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 85 4.8 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 9.6% had 1 bedroom, 14.7% had 2 bedrooms and 51.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 226 12.6 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 447 25.0 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,031 57.7 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 0.5 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 74 4.1 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.6% were owned outright, 25.0% were owned with a mortgage and 57.7% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 1,227 68.7 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 479 26.8 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 81 4.5 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 68.7% were family households, 26.8% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

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Household income Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.9 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.3% 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.8 -- 9.1 -- 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.7 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.3 -- 5.5 -- 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 164 9.2 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 635 35.4 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 597 33.3 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 264 14.7 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 132 7.4 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 392 22.0 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,311 73.5 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 80 4.5 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 73.5% 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.
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Male 776 48.3 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 829 51.7 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 48.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.7% were female. The median age was 25 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
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,282 -- 1,225 -- 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 Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,282.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 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