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2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Nov 2000  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2000   
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CLIB2001 - Planning community access to Census data through libraries

The Library Extension Program (LEP) member libraries will continue to play an integral role in the dissemination of Census data as part of the 2001 Census Output program.

Key strategies for the 2001 Census data dissemination include:

  • Complete Basic Community Profile data (to Statistical Local Area (SLA) level for all of Australia) available free of charge on the ABS web site;
  • Snapshots - narrative extracts from Basic and Time Series Community Profiles down to SLA level for all of Australia, also available free on the ABS web site;
  • CLIB2001 CD-ROMs or Internet software provided to LEP member libraries. CLIB2001 data will include all Community Profile data and Classification Counts, down to Collection District (CD) level free of charge for patrons of the LEP member library.

What will be new in CLIB2001?

CLIB2001 will be similar to CLIB1996, but will be more intuitive and user friendly. It will include new features such as a drill down map interface, text search facilities and a better print function which will assist users in selecting and finding information more quickly. A full set of support documentation (2001 Census definitions and concepts)
will also be available within the product.

Full SLA maps on CD-ROM

The ABS will also provide all LEP libraries with a comprehensive set of SLA maps on a CD-ROM complete with the CD boundaries and codes. These maps will reduce the difficulties experienced with the hardcopy maps provided from the 1996 Census, which had been limited to areas surrounding the respective library and could be defaced, misplaced or stolen.

Data Release Schedule

The scheduled launch date for the first release of CLIB2001 is November 2002, with the second release to follow in April 2003. However, LEP member libraries, along with the general community, will be able to access first release data, including Basic Community Profile data down to SLA level, free of charge through the ABS web site from the national launch scheduled for July 2002.

More Details

More details on the range of products and services that will be available for the 2001 Census, and their scheduled release dates, are contained in Proposed Products and Services (Cat. No. 2011.0).

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