Preparing the 2001 Census Community Profile Series
A dedicated Census Output team is working on the finer points of the 2001 Census Community Profile Series. Data in this series has a myriad of applications, and forms the basis of a number of other census products.
The 2001 Census Community Profile Series brings together key census data variables in convenient “packages” of tables - to allow users to get a statistical picture of their community or region of choice. There are six different profiles available.
These profiles are released in predetermined table formats and are ideal for users wanting census data for a particular area. Users can select data for a range of geographic classifications from very small areas such as Statistical Local Areas (SLA) or Collection District for Basic Community Profiles, through to data for the whole of Australia.
The profile series will be released gradually throughout 2002 and 2003. The ABS has provided templates of each profile on the ABS web site and potential users are encouraged to view the templates to assess their suitability for their data needs.
Users will be able to select the level of geography and region of interest, and then order the relevant profile from ABS Information Consultants or direct via the ABS web site. Profiles can be provided in hardcopy or electronic format. Electronic profiles will be provided with free software to allow users to manipulate, view, print and export the data.
Free Profiles on the internet!
The entire Basic Community Profile for the main ASGC structure down to SLA level will be available free on the ABS web site as the data is released. The Australian community will be able to readily access a vast amount of census data through easily understood drill down maps.