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2910.0 - Directory of Census Statistics, 1996  
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Contents >> Statistical and Thematic Publications

Statistical and Thematic Publications

Census publications provide easily accessible basic census information. Statistics from the 1996 Census are available in three types of publications:

  • statistical publications;
  • thematic publications; and
  • state-specific publications.

Statistical publications contain mainly statistical tables with a minimum of descriptive commentary about the statistics provided. These publications are available for each State or Territory and Australia. Thematic Publications present a series of data sets on a particular theme, with a substantial amount of analysis and commentary on the data. A number of state-specific publications contain census information of interest to a particular State.

Estimated Resident Population Publications

The Estimated Resident Population (ERP) is the official population figure which measures the number of people usually living in an area. The ERP is calculated by applying the following adjustments to the usual residence census counts:
  • include Australian residents who were temporarily absent overseas on census night;
  • adjust the census counts for undercounting using results of the Post Enumeration Survey; and
  • backcast the resulting estimates which relate to 6 August 1996 to 30 June 1996 using births, deaths and migration data.
Several publications containing ERP data, based on 1996 Census counts are available.


Australian Demographic Statistics - 1996 Census Edition, December Quarter 1996
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication (Quarterly)
    Price:
        Dec. 1996 Census Edition: $16.50
        March 1998: $19.50

The 1996 Census Edition provides preliminary State and Territory Estimated Resident Population (ERP) by five-year age group and by sex based on the 1996 Census. The later quarterly publications contain 'final' ERP data.

A time series for population at the State and Territory level along with estimates of resident households and data for births, deaths, infant deaths, marriages, divorces, and interstate and overseas movements are also included.


Regional Population Growth - 1996 Census Edition, June 1991 and June 1996
    Cat. No.:
        3218.0
        Printed Publication and Electronic (Annual)
        $19.00 (June 1991/June 1996 edition)
    Media:
    Price:

The 1996 edition provides preliminary Estimated Resident Population (ERP) person totals in five year age groups at the Statistical Local Area (SLA ) level for all of Australia based on the 1996 Census. Estimates of the population at 30 June 1991 for the same geographic areas and growth between 1991 and 1996 are also included, highlighting SLAs with the highest and lowest total population change.

Disaggregations of the June 1991 SLA estimates by age and sex are available on disk.


Experimental Estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        $17.00

This release contains experimental estimates of the Indigenous population of States and Territories of Australia from 30 June 1986 to 30 June 1996. The publication also includes age and sex details for selected years, sex ratios, median ages and comparisons between the Indigenous and the total population. Indigenous population estimates are provided by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Region . A description of the method used in deriving the estimates is included.


Census Characteristics Publications

Statistics in these publications are based on the population as enumerated on census night.

Selected Social and Housing Characteristics for Statistical Local Areas
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
      Printed Publication
    Price:
      Various, ranging from $22.00 - $27.00

This set of publications contain selected social and housing data from the 1991 and 1996 Censuses. There is a separate publication for each State and Territory and one for the whole of Australia.

The State/Territory publications contain 1996 Census data for each Statistical Local Area. Both 1991 and 1996 Census data are provided for Statistical Subdivisions, and Statistical Divisions. These publications also include tables showing SLAs ranked by selected characteristics (for example, total persons or median personal income), the social and housing tables from the Basic Community Profile for the State/Territory, and reference maps.

The Australian publication provides similar data to the State/Territory publications but at the Statistical Subdivision level. Both 1991 and 1996 Census data are provided for Statistical Divisions and at State/ Territory level for comparison. This publication includes the demographic, social and housing tables from the Basic Community Profile for Australia.

Data for Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are included in the Western Australia publication and Jervis Bay is included in the New South Wales publication.

Selected Characteristics for Urban Centres and Localities
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        Various, ranging from $19.00- $26.00

This set of publications contain selected person, household, labour force and dwelling data from the 1991 and 1996 Censuses.

The States and NT publications provide 1991 and 1996 Census data for Urban Centres and Localities, and Sections of State. Data for the ACT are included in the New South Wales publication, and Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are included in the Western Australia publication.

The publication for the whole of Australia presents the 200 Urban Centres with the highest values for a selected number of data items.


Selected Family and Labour Force Characteristics for Statistical Local Areas
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        Various, ranging from $23.00- $29.00

These publications contain selected household, family and labour force data from the 1991 and 1996 Censuses. There is a separate publication for each State and Territory and one for the whole of Australia.

The State/Territory publications contain 1996 Census data for each Statistical Local Area (SLA). Both 1991 and 1996 Census data are provided for Statistical Subdivisions, and Statistical Divisions. These publications also include tables showing SLAs ranked by selected characteristics (for example, unemployment rate); the family household and labour force tables from the Basic Community Profile for the State/Territory; and reference maps.

The publication for Australia provides similar data to the State/Territory publications but at the Statistical Subdivision level. Both 1991 and 1996 Census data are provided for Statistical Divisions and State/Territories for comparison.

Data for Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are included in the Western Australia publication and Jervis Bay is included in the New South Wales publication.

Population Distribution, Indigenous Australians
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        $27.00

This publication contains 1996 Census counts of the Indigenous population for Indigenous locations (areas which include 80 Indigenous persons or more), Indigenous Areas (areas which include 280 Indigenous persons or more), ATSIC Regions, State/Territory and Australia level.

A table of preliminary 1996 Estimated Resident Indigenous population by State and Territory is also included, as well as data for 1991.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
      Printed Publication
    Price:
      $25.00 - $28.00

This series of publications includes information on Indigenous people on topics such as population growth and distribution, families and housing, education, employment, income and language. There is a separate publication for each State/ Territory and one for the whole of Australia.

The Australian publication contains selected data from previous censuses for comparison with 1996 Census data. Some data for State/Territory and ATSIC Regions are also included in this publication.


Thematic Publications

Social Atlas Series
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
      Printed Publication
    Price:
      $65 - Sydney and Melbourne
      $45 - Remainder of Capital Cities
      $360 - Complete set of Atlases

The Social Atlas Series feature colour maps depicting the key social, demographic and economic characteristics of each capital city.

Each Social Atlas has a set of maps in common with others in the series covering population, ethnicity, education, families, income, labour force and dwellings, together with maps that depict the unique attributes pertaining to a particular capital city.

The maps are produced using Collection Districts (CDs) as the smallest mapping unit. A set of overlays for CD-derived Postal Areas and Statistical Local Areas are also available.


Australia in Profile - A Regional Analysis
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        $35.00

Australia in Profile - A Regional Analysis provides commentary and data on a number of key social indicators from the 1996 Census with the focus on regional distribution and comparisons.

The publication covers topics such as cultural diversity, living arrangements, education, work and housing. A wealth of information is provided in easy to use formats such as maps, graphs and ranking tables which allow meaningful comparisons to be made between areas on a set of variables.


Population Growth and Distribution
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        $28.00

Population Growth and Distribution provides information about the demographic changes that have taken place in Australia between 1991 and 1996.

The growth, location and mobility of the population at national, state and regional levels is covered. A major focus is on the characteristics and volume of interstate and intrastate movements between 1991 and 1996. The effect of these movements on population growth in selected regions of Australia is examined.


State Specific Publications

Topic Cameo Series (South Australia)
    Media:
        Hard Copy
    Price:
        Free

The Topic Cameo Series (South Australia) is a series of short articles released progressively on a variety of topics about South Australia.

A number of topics are covered in this series, including articles on income, age distribution, birthplace, the labour force, religion and families.

Each individual paper provides an easy to understand commentary, tables of data and graphical presentations where applicable.


Selected Social and Housing Characteristics for Suburbs and Postal Areas - Western Australia
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        $19.00

This publication provides the person counts and dwelling characteristics for Western Australia, according to the geographic levels of Postcode and Suburb. These geographic levels are determined by aggregating Collection Districts that best fit these areas.


Tasmanian Suburbs
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        $21.00 (each)

This series of publications provides selected census characteristics at the suburb level for Hobart, Launceston and Burnie/Devonport.


Counts by Age and Sex for Selected Areas - Northern Territory
    Cat. No.:
    Media:
        Printed Publication
    Price:
        $19.00

This publication provides counts by age and sex on the Indigenous and non-Indigenous population of the Northern Territory for selected areas. These areas include Indigenous communities.

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