2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland State Suburbs

Thursday Island

Code SSC32851 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 2,938
Male 48.8%
Female 51.2%
Median age 28
Families 561
Average children per family
for families with children 2.4
for all families 1.2
All private dwellings 855
Average people per household 3.3
Median weekly household income $1,987
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $151
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3

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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
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Male 1,437 48.8 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,507 51.2 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,020 68.6 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,938 people in Thursday Island (State Suburbs). Of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 68.6% of the population.

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Age Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 28 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 273 9.2 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 263 8.9 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 284 9.6 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 232 7.8 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 233 7.9 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 252 8.5 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 242 8.2 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 210 7.1 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 200 6.8 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 154 5.2 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 178 6.0 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 165 5.6 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 111 3.8 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 69 2.3 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 33 1.1 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 28 0.9 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 14 0.5 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 15 0.5 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Thursday Island (State Suburbs) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 27.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Married 612 28.7 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 80 3.8 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 132 6.2 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 62 2.9 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,245 58.4 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Thursday Island (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 28.7% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 408 24.6 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 339 20.5 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 909 54.9 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 24.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 77 6.2 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 244 19.7 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 53 4.3 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3 0.2 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 240 19.4 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.2 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 26 2.1 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 46 3.7 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 62 5.0 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 8 0.6 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 475 38.4 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 42.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.1% were in primary school, 22.3% in secondary school and 8.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 291 13.7 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 147 6.9 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 62 2.9 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 261 12.3 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 368 17.4 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 94 4.4 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 178 8.4 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 9 0.4 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 115 5.4 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 8 0.4 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 558 26.3 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 17.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.9% 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 Thursday Island % Queensland % 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 Thursday Island (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,346 80.2 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 200 6.8 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 90 3.1 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 79 2.7 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,136 72.7 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 72.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 793 63.8 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 235 18.9 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 116 9.3 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 99 8.0 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,243 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Thursday Island (State Suburbs). Of these 63.8% were employed full time, 18.9% were employed part-time and 8.0% 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
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 78 6.8 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 56 4.9 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 108 9.4 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 191 16.6 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 606 52.7 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 6.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 788 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 2,033 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,987 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Thursday Island (State Suburbs) was $788.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,109 52.2 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 558 26.3 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 135 6.4 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 364 17.1 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.3% provided care for children and 6.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.1% 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
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 435 20.5 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 451 21.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 114 5.4 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 112 5.3 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 21.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.3% 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 Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 121 21.5 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 269 47.9 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 146 26.0 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 26 4.6 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 47.9% were couple families with children, 21.5% were couple families without children and 26.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 10.5 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 89.5 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 10.5% of single parents were male and 89.5% 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
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 122 31.4 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 17 4.4 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 61 15.7 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 46 11.9 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 10 2.6 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 34 8.8 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 45 11.6 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 53 13.7 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 31.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 15.7% 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 Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 717 92.5 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 58 7.5 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 563 78.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 59 8.2 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 92 12.8 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.4 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 78.5% were separate houses, 8.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.8% were flat or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 22 3.1 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 206 28.8 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 249 34.8 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 152 21.2 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 84 11.7 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 28.8% had 2 bedrooms and 34.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 3.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 45 6.2 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 24 3.3 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 559 77.3 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 6 0.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 89 12.3 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 6.2% were owned outright, 3.3% were owned with a mortgage and 77.3% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 503 69.3 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 166 22.9 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 57 7.9 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.3% were family households, 22.9% were single person households and 7.9% were group households.

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Household income Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 11.3 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 21.7 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 11.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 21.7% 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 Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 151 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.4 -- 12.8 -- 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 Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.9 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 1.1 -- 6.4 -- 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 Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
None 148 20.4 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 245 33.7 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 154 21.2 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 71 9.8 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 109 15.0 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 33.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 160 22.2 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 471 65.3 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 90 12.5 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 65.3% 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.
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Male 979 48.4 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,043 51.6 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), 48.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.6% were female. The median age was 23 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
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.3 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,661 -- 1,222 -- 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 Thursday Island (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.9 persons, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,661.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Thursday Island % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 235 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,062 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Thursday Island (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $235 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,062.

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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