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2001 Census of Population and Housing - Product Brief - Census on the Internet
 
 


Basic Community Profiles & Census Snapshots
Indigenous Profiles
Community Profile Series
CLIB 2001 - Census Data in Your Library


Basic Community Profiles & Census Snapshots

Introduction

The Basic Community Profiles and Census Snapshots have been released as the major free Census data component on the ABS Web Site. The BCPs are available as .xls files attached to the top of the Snapshots form (HTML format), and area selections for these products are simplified through an intuitive, drill-down map interface. A brief description of both Snapshots and BCPs is given below.

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 was 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 is available from the ABS Web Site as on the Census Guide (free CD-ROM product; call 1800 813 939 to order copies).

Census Snapshots


Census Snapshots are designed to provide a summary overview for selected geographic areas and are available free of charge from the ABS Web Site.
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, will also be available to celebrate the Centenary of Federation.

Census Snapshots
, based on data from the BCP, and the full set of BCP tables available to download free from the ABS Web Site for the following areas:


BCPs Census Snapshots
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • States and Territories
  • States and Territories
  • Capital City Statistical Divisions
  • Capital City Statistical Divisions
  • Statistical Sub Divisions
  • Statistical Local Areas
  • Statistical Local Areas
  • Collection Districts
  • All other census geographic areas eg Local Government Areas, Postal Areas


Access BCP's and Snapshots


Indigenous Profile

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.

Access Indigenous Profiles


Community Profile Series

Product Description

Community Profiles format the detailed Census data for small areas into sets of tables containing key Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings covering most topics on the Census Form. The profile series is available for all standard Census geographic areas from Collection District (CD) to total Australia. Explanatory notes and footnotes are included with each Community Profile.

For the 2001 Census all Community Profiles are available free via the ABS Web Site.

All Community Profiles are available as .xls files via the ABS Web Site and area selections for these products are simplified through an intuitive, drill-down map interface.

The 2001 Community Profile series comprises six profiles as listed below:

Basic Community Profile
Indigenous Profile
Time Series Profile
Usual Residents Profile
Expanded Community Profile
Working Population Profile


More information about Community Profile Series


Classification Counts


The 2001 Classification Counts provide frequency counts for 2001 Census variables in full classificatory detail, available for each state or capital city. These are cross-classified by sex where applicable.

Access Classification Counts


CLIB 2001 - Census Data in Your Library
Cat. No. 2024.0

Introduction


CLIB 2001 is an electronic product provided free of charge to libraries eligible through the ABS Library Extension Program (LEP) as a community service. LEP-eligible libraries include all public libraries, TAFE and university libraries, the Commonwealth and State Parliamentary libraries and the National and State Libraries. 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.

CLIB 2001 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.

CLIB 2001 contains:
  • 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.

Indigenous Profile


The Indigenous Profile (IP) contains 29 tables showing data on Indigenous people and includes comparisons with Non-Indigenous people. The IP is 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 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.

Expanded Community Profile (ECP)


The Expanded Community Profile (ECP) contains 49 tables and are 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


Classification Counts comprise counts for each category of 2001 Census classifications and are available for each State and Territory or Capital City Statistical Division. These are cross-classified by sex for all person based classifications and provide comparisons for all States and Territories or all capital cities.


Operating Environment

What you will need to run CLIB 2001
The minimum system requirements are:


PC:
CD-ROM
Monitor:
Resolution 1024 x 768 dpi (SVGA)
16 bit colour or better recommended.

Platforms:
Windows 98 Second Edition
Windows NT 4.0 (SP6a)
Windows Me
Windows 2000 (SP3+)
Windows XP (SP1+)

Networks:
Eligible libraries are permitted to network CLIB 2001 provided that access to the content on the CD-ROM is served using the software supplied with the product. Users are not permitted to download or export the data for use with other software packages.

Disk Space:
Install CLIB 2001 to run from the CD-ROM's – 10mb
Install CLIB 2001 to run from the Web – 10mb
Install CLIB 2001 to the Hard Drive – 1.24 gigabytes
Internet Version - Nil

Software:
Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0
Adobe SVG Viewer - Version 3.0
Sun Java Virtual Machine - Version 1.4.2_06 (Build bo3)


Release schedule

CLIB 2001 has been progressively released in three stages. The final release of CLIB (Release 3) was released on 17 March 2004. This release includes a complete set of Community Profiles including Usual Residents Profile, Expanded Community Profile and Working Population Profile.

The CLIB 2001 Release 3 product was originally configured to work with ‘Microsoft Java Virtual Machine’. Microsoft advises that support for the ‘Microsoft Java Virtual Machine’ software has ceased on the 30th of September 2004. Therefore the CLIB 2001 Final Release product was re-released again in March 2005 and configured to work with the ‘Sun Java’ software.

Note: The ABS recommends that the CLIB 2001 Release 1, Release 2 & Release 3 products be destroyed.

Documentation and Help facilities


CLIB 2001 contains a comprehensive user manual, context sensitive help and the 2001 Census Dictionary. The Census questionnaire is also included along with links to related Census products. Eligible libraries will also receive a CD-ROM containing 2001 Census Statistical Local Area maps for all of Australia in portable document format (.pdf). These maps assist in identifying area boundaries including Collection Districts.

Networking CLIB 2001


Eligible libraries are permitted to network CLIB 2001 provided that access to the content on the CD-ROM is served using the software supplied with the product. Users are not permitted to download or export the data for use with other software packages.

Assistance


The Census Technical Helpline provides support and assistance for the CLIB 2001 product. The Census Technical Helpline can be contacted by calling 1800 676 646 or by sending an email to census.software@abs.gov.au

Installation Instructions


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