2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

High Wycombe

Code SSC50631 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 12,308
Male 49.7%
Female 50.3%
Median age 35
Families 3,339
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 4,955
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,585
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $390
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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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
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 6,120 49.7 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 6,190 50.3 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 327 2.7 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 12,308 people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs). Of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.7% of the population.

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Age High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 838 6.8 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 848 6.9 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 785 6.4 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 738 6.0 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 808 6.6 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 987 8.0 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 960 7.8 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 877 7.1 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 839 6.8 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 862 7.0 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 816 6.6 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 750 6.1 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 580 4.7 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 551 4.5 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 424 3.4 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 319 2.6 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 194 1.6 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 128 1.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 4,494 45.7 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 362 3.7 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 910 9.3 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 431 4.4 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,634 37.0 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,937 45.3 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,240 14.3 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,509 40.4 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 164 4.6 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 781 21.7 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 197 5.5 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 100 2.8 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 530 14.7 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 153 4.3 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 108 3.0 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 212 5.9 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 300 8.3 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 95 2.6 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 958 26.6 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were in primary school, 21.9% in secondary school and 14.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,066 10.9 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 769 7.8 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 386 3.9 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,769 18.0 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,636 16.7 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 715 7.3 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,553 15.8 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.0 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 672 6.8 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 29 0.3 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 977 10.0 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 16.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.9% 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 High Wycombe % 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 High Wycombe (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 8,322 67.8 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,981 32.4 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,088 8.8 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 782 6.4 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,475 44.5 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 44.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 3,933 60.7 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,703 26.3 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 324 5.0 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 515 8.0 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 6,475 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in High Wycombe (State Suburbs). Of these 60.7% were employed full time, 26.3% 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
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 564 9.5 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 467 7.8 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 674 11.3 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,145 19.2 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,789 46.8 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 759 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,831 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,585 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) was $759.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,915 70.3 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,979 30.3 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 940 9.6 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,396 14.2 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.3% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.2% 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
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,200 22.4 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,673 27.2 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,077 11.0 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 961 9.8 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,242 37.2 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,449 43.4 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 602 18.0 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 46 1.4 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 43.4% were couple families with children, 37.2% were couple families without children and 18.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 20.7 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.3 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 20.7% of single parents were male and 79.3% 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
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 585 21.7 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 98 3.6 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 565 21.0 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 491 18.3 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 123 4.6 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 465 17.3 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 138 5.1 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 225 8.4 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 21.0% 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,341 93.0 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 329 7.0 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 93.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 4,204 96.8 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 127 2.9 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 96.8% were separate houses, 2.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flat or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 35 0.8 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 264 6.1 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,716 39.5 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,242 51.7 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 82 1.9 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.8% had 1 bedroom, 6.1% had 2 bedrooms and 39.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 1,223 28.2 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,091 48.2 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 890 20.5 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 25 0.6 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 107 2.5 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 28.2% were owned outright, 48.2% were owned with a mortgage and 20.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,259 75.2 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 937 21.6 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 140 3.2 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.2% were family households, 21.6% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

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Household income High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.8 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 14.4 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 15.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 14.4% 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 390 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
None 108 2.5 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,317 30.3 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,680 38.7 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,119 25.8 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 119 2.7 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 30.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 478 11.0 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,761 86.7 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 101 2.3 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 86.7% 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.
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 169 52.6 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 152 47.4 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 52.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.4% 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
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,625 -- 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 High Wycombe (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,625.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 380 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,965 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $380 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,965.

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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