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Census infographic
  • Last updated:
  • 31 Aug 2021

Census update 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts an Australian wide Census every 5 years. The most recent census was undertaken in August 2016.

Results of the 2016 Census began being released on June 27, 2017. The intent of the attached Census Update 2016 infographic[302KB] is to provide a quick reference to the key statistics and demographics of the Sunshine Coast, and ensure demographic information remains up to date, consistent and reliable.

The Census Update 2016 infographic includes 2016 Census statistics on population, dwellings, age groups, household structures, incomes, housing costs, and tenure, and more. Where relevant, the latest statistics are compared to 2006 data to provide an understanding of changes in the last 10 years.

If you would like any further information regarding demographics for the Sunshine Coast, please contact council via the Demographics mailbox.