2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

Watermans Bay

Code SSC51530 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,281
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 46
Families 357
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 596
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,927
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,134
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

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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
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 627 49.0 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 652 51.0 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 0 0.0 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,281 people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.0% of the population.

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Age Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 46 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 66 5.2 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 75 5.9 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 77 6.0 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 69 5.4 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 52 4.1 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 56 4.4 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 69 5.4 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 80 6.3 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 71 5.6 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 89 7.0 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 84 6.6 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 104 8.1 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 116 9.1 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 88 6.9 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 74 5.8 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 47 3.7 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 32 2.5 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 29 2.3 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 589 55.6 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 32 3.0 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 101 9.5 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 46 4.3 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 291 27.5 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.6% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 526 54.6 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 110 11.4 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 328 34.0 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 12 3.4 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 63 17.8 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 20 5.7 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 10 2.8 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 29 8.2 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 20 5.7 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 38 10.8 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 12 3.4 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 55 15.6 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 8 2.3 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 86 24.4 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 26.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.1% were in primary school, 24.1% in secondary school and 19.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 342 32.4 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 120 11.4 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 21 2.0 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 112 10.6 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 163 15.4 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 46 4.4 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 99 9.4 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 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 36 3.4 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 87 8.2 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 15.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Watermans Bay % 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 Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 904 70.8 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 394 30.8 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 114 8.9 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 89 7.0 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 602 47.1 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 47.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 355 54.0 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 246 37.4 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 22 3.3 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 35 5.3 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 658 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs). Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 37.4% were employed part-time and 5.3% 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
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 97 15.6 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 64 10.3 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 83 13.3 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 66 10.6 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 286 45.9 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 15.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 941 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,453 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,927 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) was $941.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 819 76.8 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 315 29.3 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 131 12.3 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 270 25.2 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.2% 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
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 285 26.7 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 284 26.6 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 154 14.4 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 97 9.1 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.1% 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 177 48.0 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 157 42.5 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 30 8.1 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 5 1.4 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 42.5% were couple families with children, 48.0% were couple families without children and 8.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 21.4 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.6 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 64 18.7 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 23 6.7 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 74 21.6 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 48 14.0 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 27 7.9 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 70 20.5 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 12 3.5 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 24 7.0 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 18.7% had both partners employed full-time, 6.7% had both employed part-time and 21.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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

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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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 504 87.8 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 70 12.2 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 87.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 352 69.8 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 140 27.8 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 12 2.4 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 69.8% were separate houses, 27.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.4% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 39 7.8 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 87 17.4 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 176 35.3 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 187 37.5 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 2.0 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.8% had 1 bedroom, 17.4% had 2 bedrooms and 35.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 189 37.6 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 148 29.4 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 144 28.6 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 8 1.6 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 14 2.8 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 37.6% were owned outright, 29.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 351 71.5 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 126 25.7 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 14 2.9 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.5% were family households, 25.7% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.0 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 30.9 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 20.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 30.9% 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,134 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
None 15 3.0 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 138 27.9 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 224 45.3 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 104 21.0 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 14 2.8 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 27.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 48 9.7 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 438 88.5 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 9 1.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 88.5% 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.
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 0 0.0 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 0 0.0 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 0 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 0.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 0.0% were female. The median age was 0 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
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 0 -- 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 Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0 persons, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 0 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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