2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Dec 2005  
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ABS data freely available

The ABS reached an important milestone in dissemination of statistics in Australia with the Federal Treasurer, the Hon. Peter Costello, announcing that the entire content of the ABS web site www.abs.gov.au will be accessible free of charge via the Internet from Monday 12 December 2005.

This continues the improved availability of official statistics to all Australians which started with all ABS publications becoming accessible free of charge on 1 July 2005.

Now You will have access to an expanded range of free data on the ABS web site, including:

  • electronic publications (PDF and HTML based content);
  • Census Community Profiles down to Collection District level;
  • time series spreadsheets; and
  • other spreadsheets and data cubes.

Printed copies of publications and Census maps are still available and can be purchased either:
  • online using our e-commerce facility or by calling 1300 135 070.

Start downloading your free statistics today!

Free Everything!

You now have free access to the full range of electronic ABS data on this site.