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Social Atlases To Be Launched In Just Under One Week, March 2008
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March 11, 2008


The 2006 Census Social Atlas series will be launched in just under one week at Parliament House in Canberra, on Monday 17 March 2008.

Keynote speaker:Hon. Chris Bowen MP
Assistant Treasurer
What:Launch of 2006 Social Atlas
When:11.30am start, Monday 17 March 2008.
Where:Senate Alcove (close to the Press Gallery)
Parliament House, Canberra

The Social Atlas' use of easy to read thematic maps of capital cities, featuring new analysis of 2006 Census data, makes data easier to interpret and provides the groundwork for a wide variety of stories on current and emerging issues. A wide range of topics are covered relating to:

  • Population
  • Cultural diversity
  • Work
  • Housing
  • Families
  • Education and training
  • Economic resources

Please Note: Coverage of the Atlases has been expanded, and for the first time, includes maps for some major regional centres in addition to capital cities:

  • Sydney Also includes Wollongong, Newcastle and Central Coast
  • Melbourne Also includes Geelong
  • Brisbane Also includes the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast
  • Adelaide Also includes Mount Gambier and Whyalla
  • Canberra Also includes Queanbeyan
  • Hobart Also includes Launceston and Burnie-Devonport
  • Darwin and Palmerston Also includes Alice Springs and Litchfield Shire
  • Perth Also includes Bunbury and Kalgoorlie

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