2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

Kununurra

Code SSC50792 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 5,308
Male 49.5%
Female 50.5%
Median age 33
Families 1,223
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 2,969
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,901
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,203
Median weekly rent $225
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

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
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 2,629 49.5 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,677 50.5 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,214 22.9 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,308 people in Kununurra (State Suburbs). Of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 22.9% of the population.

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Age Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 469 8.8 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 412 7.8 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 302 5.7 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 277 5.2 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 353 6.6 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 453 8.5 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 485 9.1 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 389 7.3 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 396 7.5 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 407 7.7 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 408 7.7 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 387 7.3 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 269 5.1 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 147 2.8 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 84 1.6 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 48 0.9 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 11 0.2 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 14 0.3 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Kununurra (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 1,487 36.0 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 122 3.0 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 388 9.4 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 92 2.2 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,039 49.4 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Kununurra (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 36.0% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,094 34.0 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 772 24.0 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,352 42.0 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 24.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 72 4.2 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 369 21.4 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 86 5.0 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 8 0.5 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 211 12.2 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.2 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 11 0.6 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 97 5.6 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 85 4.9 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 45 2.6 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 739 42.8 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), 32.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.8% were in primary school, 13.2% in secondary school and 10.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 675 16.3 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 323 7.8 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 122 3.0 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 632 15.3 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 531 12.9 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 230 5.6 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 490 11.9 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.1 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 253 6.1 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 49 1.2 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 710 17.2 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Kununurra (State Suburbs), 12.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.8% 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all people in Kununurra (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,795 71.8 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 961 18.1 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 218 4.1 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 226 4.3 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,232 60.9 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), 60.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

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

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

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,987 70.7 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 525 18.7 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 172 6.1 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 128 4.6 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 2,812 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kununurra (State Suburbs). Of these 70.7% were employed full time, 18.7% were employed part-time and 4.6% 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
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 155 5.8 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 138 5.2 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 228 8.5 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 477 17.8 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,504 56.3 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Kununurra (State Suburbs), 5.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 970 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,156 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,901 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kununurra (State Suburbs) was $970.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,702 65.5 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,041 25.2 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 254 6.2 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 967 23.5 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.2% provided care for children and 6.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.5% 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
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 998 24.2 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,086 26.3 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 368 8.9 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 254 6.2 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kununurra (State Suburbs), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.2% 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 503 41.2 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 480 39.3 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 216 17.7 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 22 1.8 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Kununurra (State Suburbs), 39.3% were couple families with children, 41.2% were couple families without children and 17.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 16.1 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.9 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% 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
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 375 38.0 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 32 3.2 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 198 20.1 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 114 11.6 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 21 2.1 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 73 7.4 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 66 6.7 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 107 10.9 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 38.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 20.1% 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,705 79.3 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 444 20.7 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), 79.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 1,146 67.2 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 187 11.0 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 78 4.6 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 272 16.0 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Kununurra (State Suburbs), 67.2% were separate houses, 11.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.6% were flat or apartments and 16.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 61 3.6 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 157 9.3 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 314 18.5 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 680 40.2 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 418 24.7 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 63 3.7 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 9.3% had 1 bedroom, 18.5% had 2 bedrooms and 40.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 272 16.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 320 18.8 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,038 60.9 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 8 0.5 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 67 3.9 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Kununurra (State Suburbs), 16.0% were owned outright, 18.8% were owned with a mortgage and 60.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,181 69.1 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 428 25.1 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 99 5.8 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.1% were family households, 25.1% were single person households and 5.8% were group households.

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Household income Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 12.5 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 21.9 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), 12.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 21.9% 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.0 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.0 -- 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,203 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.8 -- 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
None 160 9.4 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 545 32.1 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 574 33.8 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 334 19.7 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 85 5.0 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 339 19.8 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,300 76.1 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 70 4.1 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), 76.1% 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.
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 527 43.3 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 689 56.7 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), 43.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 56.7% 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
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.2 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,159 -- 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 Kununurra (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,159.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 184 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,817 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Kununurra (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $184 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,817.

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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