2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Mar 2003  
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CLIB 2001 - Release 2

Your local library can be a great source of helpful information and with the assistance of the ABS's Library Extension Program (LEP) it has become more so. Not only do participating libraries receive access to a huge range of ABS information free of charge but they also receive CLIB 2001.

CLIB 2001 is available on CD-ROM and is also accessible for the first time on the Internet. It contains a large volume of tabulated data and software that allows users to access, display and print 2001 Census data. Users however cannot export data or save data to files.

Release two of CLIB 2001 will be made available from 4 April 2003. Included in this version are all Release one content as well as the second release tables from the Basic Community Profile, Indigenous Profile, Classification Counts and the Time Series Profile. See below for more detail on each of the components included in Release two.

Basic Community Profile

The Basic Community Profile (BCP) contains 33 tables for all standard Census geographic areas from Collection District (CD) level to total Australia, and CD-derived postal areas, suburbs and State and Commonwealth Electoral Divisions.

Indigenous Profile
The Indigenous Profile (IP) contains 29 tables with data on the characteristics of Indigenous people, families and dwellings and some tables include comparisons with Non-Indigenous people.The IP is available for the Australian Indigenous Geographic Classification (AIGC) as well as a number of ASGC areas.

Time Series Profile

The Times Series Profile (TSP) contains 22 tables similar to those in the Basic Community Profile, comprising comparable data from the 1991, 1996 and 2001 Censuses. The TSP is available for Statistical Local Areas (SLA) and aggregates of SLAs.

Classification Counts

Classification Counts provide frequency counts for each category of 2001 Census classifications and are available for each State and Territory and Capital City Statistical Division. These are cross-classified by sex where applicable.

Final Release

The final release of CLIB 2001 is scheduled for September 2003 and will include all Release two content as well as the Usual Residents Profile, Expanded Community Profile and Working Population Profile.


To ensure that the results of the Census are available in the Australian community, CLIB is available to all libraries eligible through the ABS Library Extension Program. Eligible libraries include all public, university and TAFE

LEP member libraries and those libraries who received release one of CLIB will automatically be sent Release two. Other eligible libraries may request a copy of CLIB by emailing library@abs.gov.au or calling 02 6252 6364.