2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Statistical Area Level 2

Karratha

Code 510031272 (SA2) Search for a Community Profile
People 15,828
Male 53.2%
Female 46.8%
Median age 31
Families 3,747
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.9
All private dwellings 7,495
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,643
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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Expand People category,
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People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 8,425 53.2 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,399 46.8 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,600 10.1 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 15,828 people in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 53.2% were male and 46.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.1% of the population.

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Age Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,617 10.2 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,468 9.3 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,054 6.7 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 825 5.2 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 966 6.1 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,552 9.8 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,837 11.6 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,520 9.6 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,409 8.9 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,102 7.0 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 956 6.0 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 707 4.5 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 465 2.9 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 220 1.4 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 74 0.5 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 31 0.2 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 11 0.1 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 7 0.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 5,647 48.3 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 364 3.1 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 760 6.5 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 133 1.1 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,782 40.9 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2) aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 4,423 46.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,950 20.5 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,154 33.1 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 290 5.3 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,379 25.2 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 271 5.0 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 56 1.0 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 648 11.9 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 243 4.4 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3 0.1 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 292 5.3 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 237 4.3 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 74 1.4 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,970 36.1 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 34.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.3% were in primary school, 16.5% 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
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,787 15.3 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 983 8.4 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 467 4.0 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,327 19.9 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,620 13.9 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 675 5.8 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,239 10.6 235,001 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 401 3.4 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 19 0.2 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,857 15.9 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 13.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of total reported ancestry responses in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), and therefore the total responses count will not equal the persons count.

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Country of birth Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 10,389 65.7 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,217 26.6 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 878 5.5 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 867 5.5 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 7,916 50.0 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 50.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 5,899 69.3 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,604 18.8 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 541 6.4 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 474 5.6 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 8,518 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 69.3% were employed full time, 18.8% were employed part-time and 5.6% 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
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 567 7.0 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 437 5.4 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 606 7.5 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,023 12.7 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 4,875 60.6 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 1,318 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,963 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,643 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2) was $1,318.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,024 68.7 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,962 33.9 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 659 5.6 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,389 20.4 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.9% provided care for children and 5.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.4% 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
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,752 23.5 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,068 26.2 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,149 9.8 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,056 9.0 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,249 33.3 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,048 54.7 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 402 10.7 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 48 1.3 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 54.7% were couple families with children, 33.3% were couple families without children and 10.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 21.5 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.5 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 21.5% of single parents were male and 78.5% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,003 30.4 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 60 1.8 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 792 24.0 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 755 22.9 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 77 2.3 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 100 3.0 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 267 8.1 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 249 7.5 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), of couple families with children, 30.4% had both partners employed full-time, 1.8% had both employed part-time and 24.0% 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,846 74.3 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,675 25.7 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 74.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 4,103 84.7 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 480 9.9 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 184 3.8 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 62 1.3 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 84.7% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.8% were flat or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 26 0.5 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 226 4.7 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 524 10.8 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,736 35.9 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,240 46.3 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 88 1.8 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 10.8% had 2 bedrooms and 35.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 248 5.1 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 728 15.0 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,725 77.0 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 42 0.9 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 97 2.0 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 5.1% were owned outright, 15.0% were owned with a mortgage and 77.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,684 76.0 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 966 19.9 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 199 4.1 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), of all households, 76.0% were family households, 19.9% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

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Household income Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 5.6 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 43.2 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 5.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 43.2% 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.1 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.9 -- 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
None 166 3.4 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,204 24.8 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,015 41.6 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,270 26.2 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 193 4.0 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 24.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 496 10.3 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,236 87.6 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 105 2.2 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 87.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 779 48.6 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 824 51.4 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), 48.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.4% were female. The median age was 20 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
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,786 -- 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 Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,786.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,496 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Karratha (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,496.

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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