2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

Witchcliffe

Code SSC51607 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 263
Male 53.5%
Female 46.5%
Median age 41
Families 72
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 140
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,375
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,625
Median weekly rent $295
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
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 138 53.5 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 120 46.5 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3 1.2 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 263 people in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs). Of these 53.5% were male and 46.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

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Age Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 16 6.0 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 19 7.2 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 14 5.3 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 10 3.8 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 17 6.4 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 16 6.0 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 9 3.4 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 30 11.3 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 14 5.3 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 18 6.8 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 18 6.8 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 22 8.3 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 24 9.1 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 18 6.8 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 11 4.2 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 5 1.9 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 4 1.5 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 103 45.8 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 12 5.3 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 22 9.8 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 6 2.7 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 82 36.4 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.8% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 79 43.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 42 23.1 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 61 33.5 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 23.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 3 4.6 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 15 23.1 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 4 6.2 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 9 13.8 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 0 0.0 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 7 10.8 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 4 6.2 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 3 4.6 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 20 30.8 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 26.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 38.9% were in primary school, 24.1% in secondary school and 20.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 45 21.7 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 21 10.1 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 8 3.9 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 31 15.0 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 38 18.4 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 6 2.9 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 21 10.1 235,001 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 12 5.8 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 18 8.7 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 18.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.1% 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 Witchcliffe % 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 Witchcliffe (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 175 66.0 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 Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 84 31.9 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 24 9.1 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 25 9.5 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 114 43.3 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 43.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 70 45.2 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 60 38.7 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 14 9.0 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 11 7.1 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 155 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs). Of these 45.2% were employed full time, 38.7% were employed part-time and 7.1% 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
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 24 17.1 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 18 12.9 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 12 8.6 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 29 20.7 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 45 32.1 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 17.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 32.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 687 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,419 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,375 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs) was $687.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 169 79.0 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 56 27.5 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 23 10.6 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 57 27.1 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.5% 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, 27.1% 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
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 41 19.6 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 70 33.5 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 24 11.5 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 29 13.9 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 33.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.9% 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 Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 36 47.4 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 28 36.8 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 12 15.8 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 36.8% were couple families with children, 47.4% were couple families without children and 15.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 27.3 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 72.7 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 27.3% of single parents were male and 72.7% 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
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 13 19.4 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 10 14.9 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 18 26.9 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 3 4.5 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 10 14.9 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 6 9.0 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 3 4.5 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 4 6.0 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 14.9% had both employed part-time and 26.9% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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

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

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 91 75.2 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 30 24.8 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 75.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 24.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 84 92.3 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 92.3% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 4 4.2 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 23 24.0 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 38 39.6 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 27 28.1 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 4 4.2 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 24.0% had 2 bedrooms and 39.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 31 31.6 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 36 36.7 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 28 28.6 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 0 0.0 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 3 3.1 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 31.6% were owned outright, 36.7% were owned with a mortgage and 28.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 76 80.9 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 18 19.1 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 0 0.0 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.9% were family households, 19.1% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

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Household income Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.0 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 8.6 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 16.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 295 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.3 -- 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 Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
None 0 0.0 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 23 23.7 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 38 39.2 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 29 29.9 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7 7.2 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 23.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 6 6.4 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 85 90.4 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 3 3.2 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Witchcliffe (State Suburbs), 90.4% 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.
Witchcliffe % 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 Witchcliffe (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
Witchcliffe % 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 Witchcliffe (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
Witchcliffe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 0 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Witchcliffe (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