People in Australia who were born in Fiji

2016 Census Country of birth QuickStats
Area code 0 by 1502
People 61,473
Male 28,368
Female 33,105
Australian citizen 75.8%
Not an Australian citizen 22.4%
Families 29,844
Couples with children 17,162
Couples without children 8,652
One parent families 3,727
Other families 301
All private dwellings 34,287
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,123
Median weekly rent paid $360

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Male 28,368 46.1 2,997,173 48.6 7,735,362 49.5 11,546,638 49.3
Female 33,105 53.9 3,166,493 51.4 7,880,175 50.5 11,855,248 50.7

In the 2016 Census, there were 61,473 people in Australia who were born in Fiji. Of these 46.1% were male and 53.9% were female.

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Age
People
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
0-14 years 1,889 3.1 366,872 6.0 3,777,875 24.2 4,364,607 18.7
15-24 years 4,331 7.0 612,643 9.9 2,197,847 14.1 2,988,390 12.8
25-34 years 10,306 16.8 1,130,884 18.3 1,994,601 12.8 3,368,449 14.4
35-44 years 14,158 23.0 1,021,528 16.6 1,911,355 12.2 3,144,935 13.4
45-54 years 12,975 21.1 961,980 15.6 1,920,340 12.3 3,105,007 13.3
55-64 years 10,262 16.7 840,595 13.6 1,704,198 10.9 2,753,734 11.8
65 years and over 7,547 12.3 1,229,161 19.9 2,109,310 13.5 3,676,765 15.7
Median age 45 -- 44 -- 34 -- 38 --

Of the population born in Fiji who usually live in Australia, 3.1% were aged 0 - 14 years and 12.3% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Fiji was 45 years.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Married 38,628 64.8 3,362,174 58.0 5,158,710 43.6 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,713 4.6 178,867 3.1 376,863 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 5,264 8.8 464,766 8.0 1,021,844 8.6 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,053 5.1 326,987 5.6 560,940 4.7 985,204 5.2
Never married 9,931 16.7 1,463,996 25.3 4,719,302 39.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Australia aged 15 years and over who were born in Fiji, 64.8% were married, 4.6% were separated, and 8.8% were divorced.

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Education Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Pre-school 74 0.1 21,982 0.4 323,754 2.1 347,621 1.5
Primary 1,012 1.6 197,196 3.2 1,717,830 11.0 1,926,880 8.2
Secondary 1,587 2.6 224,770 3.6 1,211,676 7.8 1,446,506 6.2
University or tertiary institution 2,874 4.7 440,789 7.2 713,008 4.6 1,160,630 5.0
Technical or further education 1,168 1.9 152,909 2.5 267,689 1.7 424,870 1.8
Other 594 1.0 97,890 1.6 98,429 0.6 198,383 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 1,140 1.9 117,292 1.9 329,449 2.1 1,707,023 7.3
Not attending an educational institution 53,019 86.3 4,910,840 79.7 10,953,685 70.1 16,189,980 69.2

Of the population born in Fiji who usually live in Australia, 13.7% were attending an educational institution. There were 1.6% in primary school, 2.6% in secondary school and 6.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Bachelor Degree level and above 14,693 24.7 1,830,410 31.6 2,320,141 19.6 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 8,738 14.7 587,176 10.1 1,079,954 9.1 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,822 3.1 120,064 2.1 425,836 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,231 12.1 565,803 9.8 1,831,323 15.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 11,753 19.7 1,051,623 18.1 1,902,337 16.1 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,040 3.4 200,856 3.5 724,761 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,584 6.0 418,929 7.2 1,588,715 13.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 32 0.1 3,313 0.1 9,848 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 863 0.0 1,266 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 3,676 6.2 458,176 7.9 1,027,299 8.7 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 645 1.1 114,870 2.0 26,748 0.2 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,854 4.8 264,618 4.6 570,419 4.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of the population born in Fiji who usually live in Australia, 19.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 14.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Year of arrival Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Before 1941 83 0.1 9,289 0.2 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 170 0.3 84,378 1.4 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 548 0.9 321,721 5.2 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 1,242 2.0 590,106 9.6 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 3,954 6.4 541,319 8.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 15,929 25.9 768,312 12.5 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 14,719 23.9 766,940 12.4 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 7,478 12.2 559,084 9.1 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2010 8,219 13.4 985,332 16.0 -- -- -- --
2011 - 2016 7,339 11.9 1,324,426 21.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,615,531 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji, 11.9% arrived in Australia from 2011 - 2016 and 13.4% from 2006 - 2010.

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Citizenship Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Australian citizen 46,592 75.8 3,652,290 59.3 15,304,785 98.0 19,278,834 82.4
Not an Australian citizen 13,751 22.4 2,402,591 39.0 86,884 0.6 2,507,458 10.7

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji, 75.8% were Australian citizens.

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Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Spouse or partner born overseas 32,201 82.2 2,533,692 72.3 874,386 14.5 3,432,017 35.9
Spouse or partner born in Australia 6,115 15.6 874,386 25.0 4,975,104 82.7 5,872,893 61.4

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji and had a spouse or partner, 82.2% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 15.6% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Note: Total does not include those spouses or partners who did not state their country of birth.

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Religious affiliation, top responses
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Hinduism 28,218 45.9 356,958 5.8 80,193 0.5 440,300 1.9
Islam 7,020 11.4 372,165 6.0 219,936 1.4 604,240 2.6
Catholic 4,966 8.1 1,306,565 21.2 3,895,007 24.9 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 4,426 7.2 1,647,084 26.7 5,197,438 33.3 6,933,708 29.6
Uniting Church 3,049 5.0 95,717 1.6 757,618 4.9 870,183 3.7

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji, the most common responses to the religion question were Hinduism 45.9%, Islam 11.4%, Catholic 8.1%, No Religion, so described 7.2% and Uniting Church 5.0%.

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English language proficiency Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Speaks English only 14,717 23.9 2,581,282 41.9 14,190,672 90.9 17,020,421 72.7
Speaks other language and speaks English:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Very well or well 44,248 72.0 2,885,219 46.8 1,122,966 7.2 4,068,598 17.4
Not well or not at all 1,706 2.8 648,470 10.5 157,704 1.0 819,925 3.5

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji, 23.9% spoke English only at home. A further 72.0% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

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Employment

Employment
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Worked full-time 27,548 65.7 2,052,828 58.4 4,491,739 57.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 9,313 22.2 1,025,198 29.2 2,421,402 31.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,980 4.7 158,027 4.5 397,088 5.1 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,094 7.4 277,586 7.9 498,013 6.4 787,452 6.9
Not in the labour force 16,974 28.5 2,221,922 38.3 3,913,066 33.1 6,297,600 33.1

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji and who were in the labour force, 65.7% worked full-time, 22.2% worked part-time and 7.4% 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
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
1-15 hours per week 2,494 6.4 313,561 9.7 890,779 12.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 2,676 6.9 358,890 11.1 706,291 9.7 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 4,145 10.7 352,748 10.9 824,331 11.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 11,540 29.7 705,848 21.8 1,300,092 17.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 16,013 41.2 1,346,985 41.6 3,191,643 43.7 4,591,801 43.0

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji and who were employed, 41.2% worked 40 hours or more per week and 29.7% worked 35-39 hours per week.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Professionals 9,551 24.6 815,695 25.2 1,536,662 21.0 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 6,019 15.5 393,619 12.2 1,040,953 14.2 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 4,563 11.7 351,854 10.9 789,597 10.8 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 4,545 11.7 405,055 12.5 1,021,688 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 3,977 10.2 403,585 12.5 970,340 13.3 1,390,047 13.0

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji, the most common responses for occupation were Professionals 24.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 15.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 11.7% and Managers 10.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Aged Care Residential Services 2,484 6.4 90,571 2.8 117,174 1.6 211,621 2.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2,264 5.8 141,550 4.4 265,609 3.6 411,808 3.9
Banking 1,223 3.2 56,849 1.8 86,366 1.2 144,232 1.3
Secondary Education 875 2.3 35,428 1.1 140,364 1.9 177,487 1.7
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 730 1.9 63,537 2.0 187,929 2.6 254,275 2.4

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji, the most common responses for industry of employment were Aged Care Residential Services 6.4%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.8%, Banking 3.2%, Secondary Education 2.3% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1.9%.

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Median weekly income
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Personal 792 -- 615 -- 688 -- 662 --
Family 1,939 -- 1,725 -- 1,834 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,900 -- 1,562 -- 1,539 -- 1,438 --

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji, the personal weekly median income was $792. Family median weekly income was $1,939 and Household median weekly income was $1,900.

Median personal weekly income for persons aged 15 years and over born in the selected country. Excludes those who did not state an income.

Family for the selected country of birth is determined by the reference person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. Median family income excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

Household for the selected country of birth is determined by the response of any household member (enumerated in the dwelling) to country of birth. Median household income excludes households where at least one member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

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Travel to work
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Car 26,922 69.3 1,986,872 61.4 5,009,484 68.5 7,090,101 66.4
Bus or train 5,099 13.1 453,292 14.0 454,116 6.2 915,328 8.6
Other 3,200 8.2 381,664 11.8 672,865 9.2 1,066,965 10.0

In Australia 69.3% of employed people who were born in Fiji travelled to work on census day by car, while 13.1% travelled by bus or train.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 42,903 72.0 3,964,948 68.4 9,000,198 76.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 18,844 31.6 1,677,392 28.9 3,507,061 29.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,535 12.6 613,990 10.6 1,489,817 12.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,945 16.7 941,091 16.2 2,634,097 22.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Australia 72.0% of people who were born in Fiji did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 31.6% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Less than 5 hours per week 12,771 21.4 1,234,900 21.3 3,013,177 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 16,237 27.3 1,509,217 26.0 3,371,602 28.5 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 7,179 12.1 678,501 11.7 1,479,061 12.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,711 11.3 542,335 9.4 1,136,359 9.6 1,710,970 9.0

In Australia of people who were born in Fiji and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

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Family composition Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Couple family without children 8,652 29.0 1,012,440 39.3 1,240,422 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 17,162 57.5 1,248,241 48.4 1,434,939 42.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 3,727 12.5 282,463 11.0 648,590 19.1 959,543 15.8
Other family 301 1.0 34,059 1.3 65,896 1.9 102,559 1.7
Families with a child under 5 5,301 17.8 446,733 17.3 591,182 17.4 1,037,904 17.1
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 13,048 43.7 977,697 37.9 1,379,763 40.7 2,357,465 38.8

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in Fiji. Of these families, 57.5% were couple families with children, 29.0% were couple families without children and 12.5% were one parent families.

Note: Totals for families with a child under 5 and for families with a child aged 0-15 years does not include those families where the reference person and/or their spouse/partner did not state their country of birth.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Both employed, worked full-time 7,568 29.3 475,278 21.0 600,260 22.4 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 864 3.3 97,948 4.3 103,266 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,594 17.8 424,478 18.8 652,771 24.4 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 5,144 19.9 390,307 17.3 352,203 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,561 6.0 156,274 6.9 141,852 5.3 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,479 13.5 492,423 21.8 488,403 18.3 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,445 5.6 107,664 4.8 152,346 5.7 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,167 4.5 116,299 5.1 184,264 6.9 311,381 6.2

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in Fiji. Of these families, 29.3% of families had both parents working full-time, 17.8% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 13.5% of families stated that both parents were not working.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | mortgage & rent | household composition

Dwelling structure

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Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Separate house 24,655 71.9 2,212,954 67.1 5,074,866 76.9 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,237 12.4 466,800 14.1 779,497 11.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 5,120 14.9 585,471 17.7 668,862 10.1 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 159 0.5 20,721 0.6 48,617 0.7 64,425 0.8

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Fiji, 71.9% were a separate house, 14.9% were a flat or apartment, and 12.4% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
None (includes bedsitters) 136 0.4 17,187 0.5 23,956 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,226 3.6 176,922 5.4 254,884 3.9 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 5,501 16.0 658,470 20.0 1,119,772 17.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 11,349 33.1 1,264,755 38.3 2,787,246 42.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 15,180 44.3 1,110,865 33.7 2,287,725 34.7 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 885 2.6 71,635 2.2 126,102 1.9 198,351 2.4

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Fiji, 16.0% had two bedrooms, 33.1% had three bedrooms and 44.3% had four or more bedrooms.

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Mortgage & rent

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Owned outright 7,030 20.5 970,425 29.4 2,013,505 30.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 14,424 42.1 1,122,252 34.0 2,474,999 37.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 11,725 34.2 1,099,840 33.3 1,907,007 28.9 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 140 0.4 25,380 0.8 59,681 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 959 2.8 81,928 2.5 144,494 2.2 224,869 2.7
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,123 -- 1,950 -- 1,742 -- 1,755 --
Median weekly rent paid 360 -- 370 -- 330 -- 335 --

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Fiji, 20.5% were owned outright, 42.1% were owned with a mortgage and 34.2% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,123 and the median weekly rent paid was $360.

Median monthly mortgage repayment relates only to occupied private dwellings that are owned with a mortgage (including those being purchased under a rent/buy scheme). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a monthly repayment value.

Median weekly rent paid relates to occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a weekly payment value.

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Household composition

Household composition Born in Fiji % Born in Fiji All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
One family households 27,126 79.1 2,465,248 74.7 4,809,352 72.9 5,751,635 69.4
Multiple family households 2,140 6.2 101,470 3.1 137,593 2.1 155,992 1.9
Single (or lone) person households 3,900 11.4 559,665 17.0 1,403,935 21.3 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,114 3.2 173,452 5.3 248,803 3.8 354,917 4.3

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'Born in Fiji' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Fiji. Of those households, 79.1% were one family households and 11.4% were lone person households.

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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.