2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia Local Government Areas

Shark Bay (S)

Code LGA57770 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 946
Male 54.1%
Female 45.9%
Median age 43
Families 218
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 1,073
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,083
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,380
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 510 54.1 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 433 45.9 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 67 7.0 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 946 people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.1% were male and 45.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.0% of the population.

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Age Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 74 7.8 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 53 5.6 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 37 3.9 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 15 1.6 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 39 4.1 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 62 6.5 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 67 7.0 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 82 8.6 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 56 5.9 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 51 5.4 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 73 7.7 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 75 7.9 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 74 7.8 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 89 9.3 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 54 5.7 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 24 2.5 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 14 1.5 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 14 1.5 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 358 46.7 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 37 4.8 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 90 11.7 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 24 3.1 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 258 33.6 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.7% were married and 16.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 274 43.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 118 18.7 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 240 38.0 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 15 6.7 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 71 31.8 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 24 10.8 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 3.1 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 6 2.7 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 3 1.3 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 97 43.5 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.7% were in primary school, 9.7% in secondary school and 6.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 89 11.4 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 51 6.5 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 19 2.4 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 141 18.1 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 101 12.9 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 48 6.1 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 123 15.7 235,001 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 60 7.7 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 110 14.1 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 12.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.5% 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 Shark Bay (S) % 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 Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), and therefore the total responses count will not equal the persons count.

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Country of birth Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 668 72.5 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 201 21.3 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 60 6.3 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 61 6.5 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 534 56.5 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 56.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 265 60.1 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 124 28.1 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 31 7.0 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 21 4.8 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 441 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 28.1% were employed part-time and 4.8% 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
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 38 9.0 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 33 7.9 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 51 12.1 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 60 14.3 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 210 50.0 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 648 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,399 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,083 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) was $648.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 535 68.2 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 179 22.8 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 62 7.9 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 237 30.3 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.8% provided care for children and 7.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 30.3% 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
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 139 17.7 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 206 26.2 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 98 12.5 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 93 11.8 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 128 56.6 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 79 35.0 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 16 7.1 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 3 1.3 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 35.0% were couple families with children, 56.6% were couple families without children and 7.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 38.5 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 61.5 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.5% of single parents were male and 61.5% 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
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 37 17.6 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 20 9.5 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 34 16.2 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 33 15.7 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 14 6.7 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 41 19.5 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 10 4.8 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 21 10.0 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 17.6% had both partners employed full-time, 9.5% had both employed part-time and 16.2% 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 397 74.2 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 138 25.8 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 74.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 270 68.0 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 24 6.0 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 20 5.0 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 69 17.4 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 68.0% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flat or apartments and 17.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 13 3.4 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 52 13.5 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 67 17.4 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 163 42.3 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 66 17.1 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 6.2 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 13.5% had 1 bedroom, 17.4% had 2 bedrooms and 42.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 125 32.1 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 47 12.1 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 192 49.2 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 5 1.3 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 21 5.4 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.1% were owned outright, 12.1% were owned with a mortgage and 49.2% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 221 56.1 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 153 38.8 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 20 5.1 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 56.1% were family households, 38.8% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

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Household income Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.7 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 7.7 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.7% 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,380 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.9 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.1 -- 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 22 5.6 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 162 41.2 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 122 31.0 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 67 17.0 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20 5.1 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 64 16.5 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 303 78.1 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 21 5.4 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 78.1% 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.
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 40 56.3 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 31 43.7 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 41 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 56.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 43.7% were female. The median age was 41 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
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,281 -- 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 Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,281.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 110 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,290 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $110 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,290.

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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