Basic Community Profiles & Census Snapshots
The Basic Community Profiles and Census Snapshots will be released as the major free Census data component on the ABS Web Site. The BCPs will be available as .xls files attached to the top of the Snapshots form (HTML format), and area selections for these products will be simplified through an intuitive, drill-down map interface. They will be available in 2 releases. A brief description of both Snapshots and BCPs is given below.
Census Snapshots are a new product designed to provide a summary overview for selected geographic areas and are available free of charge from the ABS Web Site from release day. Census Snapshots contain subsets of Community Profile data, including person counts, age and birthplace, presented in a narrative format for easy access by a wide audience. A 1901 Census Snapshot for Australia and some States will also be available to celebrate the Centenary of Federation.
Basic Community Profiles (BCP)
The BCP provides detailed Census data for small areas in 33 tables containing key Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings. The data is based on where people were enumerated on Census night. The BCP will be released in two phases. First release processing tables (Tables B01 - B21) are those tables containing variables which are relatively easy to process. Second release processing tables (Tables B22 - B33) contain variables which require more complex processing. A copy of the BCP template downloaded from the ABS Web Site and is also provided on the Census Guide (free CD-ROM product; call 1800 813 939 to order copies).
Census Snapshots are a new product designed to provide a summary overview for selected geographic areas and are available free of charge from the ABS Web Site from release day. Census Snapshots contain subsets of Community Profile data, including person counts, age and birthplace, presented in a narrative format for easy access by a wide audience. A 1901 Census Snapshot for Australia, including State information, is also available to celebrate the Centenary of Federation.
Census Snapshots, based on data from the First Release BCP, and the full set of First Release BCP tables are available to download free from the ABS Web Site for the following areas:
The Second Release of Census Snapshots and BCPs will be available from the ABS Web Site in November 2002 for the same areas as given above.
- States and Territories
- Capital City Statistical Divisions
- Statistical Local Areas
- States and Territories
- Capital City Statistical Divisions
- Statistical Sub Divisions
- Statistical Local Areas
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The Indigenous Profile contains 29 tables that provide key Census characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, families and dwellings. Some tables provide comparisons with the non-Indigenous population. All tables within this profile are available for the following geographic levels: ATSIC Region, LGA, SSD, SD, SDi, State and Australia. Tables I01, I02, I03 and I13 only will be available at SLA, Indigenous Location and Indigenous Area. It is based on place of enumeration.
Indigenous Profiles are available free for the areas of Australia, State/Territory, ATSIC Regions and Indigenous Locations.
Indigenous Profiles for other areas are available for purchase from the ABS Web Site.
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CLIB2001 - Product Brief
Cat. No. 2024.0
CLIB2001 is an electronic product provided free of charge to public libraries through the ABS Library Extension Program (LEP) as a community service. The product contains a large volume of tabulated data and software that allows access, display and printing of the data. Users cannot export data or save data to file. For 2001 this product will be available as both a CD-ROM and (limited access) Internet-based product.
CLIB2001 contains a user-friendly and intuitive interface which provides flexible topic and area search facilities, supporting conceptual information and a streamlined printing facility. Area selections for this product are made easier via an intuitive, drill-down map interface incorporating key geographical identifiers. The data content is similar to that of the 1996 CLIB product, comprising the complete 2001 Census Community Profile Series and Classification Counts.
CLIB2001 will contain:
- Basic Community Profile - from Collection District to all of Australia
- Expanded Community Profile
- Working Population Profile
- Indigenous Profile
- Usual Residents Profile
- Time Series Profile
- Classification Counts
- Census Dictionary
- On-line help
- Drill-down map interface which allows for some custom region selection
- View and print functionality
Further Information on Content
Community Profile Series
The Community Profile Series provides detailed tables of key census characteristics of persons, family and dwellings, down to small area level. This series is available for Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) and Census Geographic areas. It enables comparisons to be made between different areas on a number of social, economic and demographic variables and is an excellent tool for research, planning and analysis of particular areas of interest.
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. The BCP will again be issued in two releases. Additional questions on the 2001 Census form will provide information about people's ancestry, their use of personal computers at home and Internet use. New tables using these variables are included in the 2001 BCP.
The Indigenous Profile (IP) contains 29 tables showing data on Indigenous people and includes comparisons with Non-Indigenous people. The IP will be available for Australian Indigenous Geographic Classification (AIGC) and appropriate ASGC areas.
Time Series Profile
The Times Series Profile (TSP) contains 22 tables similar to those in the Basic and Expanded Profiles, comprising data (where the classifications are comparable) from the 1991, 1996 and 2001 Censuses. The TSP will be available for Statistical Local Areas and aggregates.
Usual Residents Profile
The Usual Residents Community Profile (URCP) contains 28 tables drawn from the Basic and Expanded Profiles, but is based on place of usual residence rather than where people were enumerated on Census Night. The standard Usual Residents Profile is available for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and aggregates of SLAs. For the 2001 Census, usual residence data can be provided at Collection District level geography as a customised data service and will be available from the first release of data.
Expanded Community Profile (ECP)
The Expanded Community Profile (ECP) contains 49 tables and will be available for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and aggregates. It comprises more detailed versions of some Basic Community Profile tables plus additional tables.
Working Population Profile
The Working Population Profile (WPP) contains 19 tables showing labour force and related data on characteristics of employed people. These tables are based on a person's Statistical Local Area of employment.
Classification Counts, comprise census counts for each category of most output classifications in full, for every State/Territory or Capital City Statistical Division. These are cross-classified by sex for all person based classifications. Classification Counts consist of a column for each State/Territory or Capital City Statistical Division, and rows for classificatory detail, providing comparisons of all States/Territories or all capital cities. The counts are available for first and second release data.
What you will need to run CLIB2001
The minimum system requirements are:
There will be a two stage release for CLIB2001
Indicative CLIB release dates:
Release 1 - November 2002
The first release contains the Basic Community Profile (BCP), the Indigenous Profile (IP) and the First Release Classification Counts.
Release 2 - April 2003
The second release contains the entire Community Profile Series and all the Classification Counts.
Documentation and Help facilities
CLIB2001 will contain a manual and context sensitive help, as well as the Census Dictionary. The Census Questionnaire will also be included along with the rationale for each question asked, and how each question (apart from person identification) relates to tables which are output from the Census.
Each Library will receive a CD Rom of maps covering all Australia which show CD and SLA boundaries.
LEP libraries are permitted to network CLIB2001 provided that access to the data on the CD-ROM is through the use of the software supplied with the product. It is not permitted to download or export the data for use with other software packages.
Support - 1800 676 646
The Census Technical Helpline service is available to support this product.
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The Census Guide - Product Brief
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Most of the information provided on The Census Guide also resides on the web site. It can be accessed through the Census Main Page at <http://www.abs.gov.au/census>. This information is updated on the ABS web site as soon as information comes to hand. To provide access for users who do not have access to the Internet, a snapshot of this information is contained on The Guide's CD ROM. Hyperlinks to the ABS web site are kept minimal.
The Census Guide utilises WebRom Technology and is displayed using your web browser software. You can navigate and search the CD exactly as you would a normal web site.
Release schedule (three releases)
There will be three CD-ROM releases. More information, including product demonstrations, and more free data will be added with each issue. The current release (June 2002) corresponds with the first of the two-phase release of 2001 Census data.
Release 1 - September 2001
This issue contains 2001 Census:
and 1996 Census:
- reference material, including the Census Dictionary (2901.0), How Australia Takes a Census (2903.0), Fact Sheets, other Census Information Papers;
- product and service briefs, templates (publications and Community Profiles), release timetable and 2001 Directory of Census Statistics (2910.0, preliminary content).
- free data, including Community Profiles at Australia level and National Census Characteristics Publication extracts (2015.0, 2016.0, 2017.0). No 2001 Census data was available.
This early release enabled clients to understand and identify the potential of 2001 Census data and the range of products and services that will be available.
Release 2 - June 2002
This issue corresponds with the launch of 1st release 2001 Census products and services.
It contains 2001 Census:
reference material, including Statistical Geography: Volume 1 Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC) and more Fact Sheets;
product and service demonstrations, including CDATA 2001 (2019.0-8), CLIB 2001 (2024.0), Digital Boundaries (2923.0); and
- free data, including Basic Community Profiles (R1, 2001.0) and Census Snapshots (R1) at Australia, state/Territory, Capital City Statistical Division levels, and Indigenous Profiles (R1, 2002.0) at Australia and State/Territory levels, and link to National Census Characteristics Publication (2015.0) extracts.
Release 3 - Mid 2003 (indicative release)
This final issue will come out after the release of the majority of 2nd release 2001 Census products and services.
It will include all the release 2 CD-ROM content plus more:
- reference material, including Statistical Geography: Volume 2 Census Geographic Areas and Volume 3: ASGC Urban Centres/Localities, Information Papers for example on data quality, and more Fact Sheets;
- product and service demonstrations, including SEIFA 2001 (2033.0-8), CDATA 2001 (R2, 2019.0-8) and samples of the Social Atlases (2030.1-8); and
- free data, including Basic Community Profiles (R2, 2001.0), Indigenous Profiles (R2, 2002.0), Census Snapshots at Australia, State/Territory, Capital City levels, other Profiles at Australia level and Census Characteristics Publications (2015.1-8, 2016.0-8, 2017.0-8) extracts.
Minimum System Requirements
The following is the minimum specification required, though if you have a higher specification then you will get improved performance;
Windows '95, Windows '98 or Windows NT 4.x
P100 or compatible microprocessor
800x600 Video Display
8 Speed CD ROM Drive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or above
Netscape Navigator 4.05 or above
To order your free copy of The Census Guide call 1800 813 939 or visit your local ABS Bookshop.
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This page first published 17 June 2002, last updated 8 March 2007