2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania Local Government Areas

Burnie (C)

Code LGA60610 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 18,895
Male 48.1%
Female 51.9%
Median age 41
Families 5,031
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 8,864
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $993
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $200
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
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 9,084 48.1 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 9,809 51.9 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,310 6.9 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 18,895 people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.9% of the population.

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Age Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 41 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,129 6.0 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,154 6.1 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,172 6.2 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,383 7.3 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,216 6.4 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,112 5.9 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,032 5.5 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,042 5.5 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,141 6.0 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,262 6.7 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,346 7.1 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,294 6.8 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,136 6.0 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,103 5.8 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 828 4.4 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 657 3.5 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 453 2.4 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 431 2.3 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 6,691 43.3 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 596 3.9 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,658 10.7 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,080 7.0 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 5,430 35.1 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.3% were married and 14.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 5,931 43.6 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,765 13.0 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 5,910 43.4 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 102 1.9 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,218 22.6 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 319 5.9 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 109 2.0 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 863 16.0 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 314 5.8 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 70 1.3 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 466 8.7 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 456 8.5 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 87 1.6 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,376 25.6 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.6% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 17.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,495 9.7 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,038 6.7 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 451 2.9 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,608 16.9 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,642 10.6 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 862 5.6 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,168 20.5 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 21 0.1 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,961 12.7 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 63 0.4 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,716 11.1 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.7% 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % 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 Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 16,054 85.1 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,883 10.0 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 853 4.5 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 576 3.0 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 14,307 75.7 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 75.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 4,327 51.5 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,870 34.1 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 464 5.5 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 746 8.9 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 8,407 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.5% were employed full time, 34.1% were employed part-time and 8.9% 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
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 1,045 13.6 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 822 10.7 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,005 13.1 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,544 20.1 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,785 36.3 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 523 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,272 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 993 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) was $523.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,664 69.1 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,093 26.5 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,714 11.1 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,024 19.6 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.5% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.6% 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
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 2,892 18.7 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 4,018 26.0 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,033 13.2 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,719 11.1 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,073 41.2 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,872 37.2 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,029 20.4 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 58 1.2 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.2% were couple families with children, 41.2% were couple families without children and 20.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 18.7 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.3 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 600 15.2 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 163 4.1 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 879 22.3 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 527 13.4 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 306 7.8 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,008 25.6 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 209 5.3 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 247 6.3 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 15.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 22.3% 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,544 89.2 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 916 10.8 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 89.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 6,812 90.3 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 518 6.9 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 177 2.3 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 12 0.2 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.3% were separate houses, 6.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 15 0.2 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 301 4.0 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,358 18.0 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 4,232 56.1 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,434 19.0 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 200 2.7 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 18.0% had 2 bedrooms and 56.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 2,409 31.9 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,471 32.7 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,396 31.8 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 33 0.4 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 237 3.1 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.9% were owned outright, 32.7% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 4,982 66.1 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,370 31.4 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 184 2.4 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.1% were family households, 31.4% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

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Household income Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.5 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 5.9 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.9% 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.8 -- 10.2 -- 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.2 -- 5.1 -- 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 584 7.7 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,879 38.2 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,570 34.1 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,216 16.1 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 297 3.9 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,644 21.8 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 5,677 75.3 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 222 2.9 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 75.3% 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.
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 604 46.0 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 708 54.0 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 46.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.0% were female. The median age was 22 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
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 970 -- 1,079 -- 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 Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $970.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 210 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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