2011.0.55.001 - Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing - Products and Services, 2016  
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DATAPACKS

DataPacks are suitable for experienced Census data users who have their own database or analysis systems. They contain data for all Census geographies from Australia down to Statistical Area Level 1, along with their digital boundaries. More detail about the geographies available for the DataPacks is in the DataPacks Geography table below.

DataPacks are provided in CSV format. They include comprehensive data files and associated Geographic Information System (GIS) boundary files in a format suitable for loading into proprietary software and/or client custom-built systems.

The main Census characteristics for people, families and dwellings, such as age, education, income, housing and employment are included. The same topics provided in the Community Profiles will be provided in DataPacks. In addition, Place of Enumeration and Working Population data will also be available through DataPacks.

Most data from the 2016 Census is available in DataPacks from 12 July 2017. Data relating to employment, qualifications and population mobility will be released through DataPacks in November 2017.

The DataPacks will include:

    • General Community Profiles
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Profiles
    • Time Series Profiles
    • Place of Enumeration data
    • Working Population data (released in November 2017).

Separate Estimated Resident Population DataPacks will also be produced once 2016 Estimated Resident Population data becomes available.

Changes to DataPacks

For 2016, DataPacks is an entirely free online product. DVDs are not an option.

DataPacks registration removed to allow for easier access to data.

The General Community Profile replaces Basic Community Profile (BCP) and Expanded Community Profile (XCP) (produced in 2011).

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom.

The 2016 Sequential Template contained in the DataPack Time Series Profile has been updated on 19 July 2017. We recommend that users who downloaded the template prior, update to the most recent version.

The 2016 Time Series Profile uses an approximate area based geographic allocation of 2006 Collector Districts to 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) output areas. For the 2011 Time Series Profile, this approximation was made on a population distribution basis. For consistency, an update to the 2006 data in the 2016 Time Series Profiles will be released in August with the 2006 Collector District allocation made on a population distribution basis.

2016 DataPacks will be supplied with short column descriptor labels. For 2011, you can still choose short, long or sequential labels.

DataPacks Topics

The General Community Profile, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Profile and Time Series Profile DataPacks will include the same topics as in the corresponding Community Profiles. See the 'Community Profiles' chapter for details on the data included in these profiles.

Place of Enumeration data

Place of Enumeration data will be available as DataPacks for all geographies in the ASGS down to Statistical Area Level 1. For more detail about the geographies available, see the DataPacks Geography table at the end of the chapter.


Note: Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from table totals.

For further information, go to the Census of Population and Housing - QuickStats, Community Profiles and DataPack User Guide, Australia (cat no. 2916.0)



PLACE OF ENUMERATION - DataPacks available 12 July 2017

P01 Selected Person Characteristics by Sex
P02 Selected Medians and Averages
P03 Place of Usual Residence on Census Night by Age
P04 Age by Sex
P05 Registered Marital Status by Age by Sex
P06 Social Marital Status by Age by Sex
P07 Indigenous Status by Age by Sex
P08 Ancestry by Birthplace of Parents
P09 Country of Birth of Person by Sex
P10 Country of Birth of Person by Year of Arrival in Australia
P11 Proficiency in Spoken English/Language by Year of Arrival in Australia by Sex
P12 Proficiency in Spoken English/Language of Parents by Age of Dependent Children
P13 Language Spoken at Home by Sex
P14 Religious Affiliation by Sex
P15 Type of Educational Institution Attending (Full/Part-Time Student Status by Age) by Sex
P16 Highest Year of School Completed by Age by Sex
P17 Total Personal Income (weekly) by Age by Sex
P18 Core Activity Need for Assistance by Age by Sex
P19 Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group by Age by Sex
P20 Unpaid Domestic Work: Number of Hours by Age by Sex
P21 Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability by Age by Sex
P22 Unpaid Child Care by Age by Sex
P23 Relationship in Household by Age by Sex
P24 Number of Children Ever Born by Age of Parent
P25 Family Composition
P26 Total Family Income (weekly) by Family Composition
P27 Family Blending
P28 Total Household Income (weekly) by Household Composition
P29 Number of Motor Vehicles by Dwellings
P30 Household Composition by Number of Persons Present on Census Night
P31 Dwelling Structure
P32 Tenure and Landlord Type by Dwelling Structure
P33 Mortgage Repayment (monthly) by Dwelling Structure
P34 Rent (weekly) by Landlord Type
P35 Internet access by Dwelling Structure


PLACE OF ENUMERATION - DataPacks released November 2017


P36 Dwelling Structure by Number of Bedrooms
P37 Selected Labour Force, Education and Migration Characteristics by Sex
P38 Non-School Qualification: Level of Education by Age by Sex
P39 Non-School Qualification: Field of Study by Age by Sex
P40 Labour Force Status by Age by Sex
P41 Industry of Employment by Age by Sex
P42 Industry of Employment by Occupation
P43 Occupation by Age by Sex
P44 Method of Travel to Work by Sex



Working Population data

This contains a series of tables on the Census characteristics of employed persons in a selected area. The data is based on a person's place of work. Working Population data is available as DataPacks for all geographies in the ASGS down to Statistical Area Level 2. For more detail about the geographies available, see the DataPacks Geography table below.

WORKING POPULATION - DataPacks available November 2017


W01 Labour Force Status by Age by Sex
W02 Status in Employment by Age by Sex
W03 Status in Employment by Hours Worked by Age
W04 Status in Employment by Labour Force Status by Age by Sex
W05 Status in Employment by Country of Birth of Person by Sex
W06 Status in Employment by Total Personal Income (weekly) by Sex
W07 Industry of Employment by Year of Arrival in Australia
W08 Industry of Employment by Year of Arrival in Australia by Proficiency in Spoken English
W09 Industry of Employment by Sex
W10 Industry of Employment by Owner Managers by Number of Employees
W11 Industry of Employment by Hours Worked by Sex
W12 Industry of Employment by Occupation
W13 Occupation by Sex
W14 Occupation of Owner Managers by Number of Employees
W15 Occupation by Total Personal Income (weekly) by Public/Private Employer Indicator
W16 Occupation by Total Personal Income (weekly) by Age
W17 Occupation by Total Personal Income (weekly) by Hours Worked
W18 Occupation by Total Personal Income (weekly) by Non-School Qualification: Level of Education
W19 Occupation by Total Personal Income (weekly) for Students Aged 15-24 Years
W20 Occupation by Hours Worked for Students Aged 15-24 Years
W21 Method of Travel to Work by Occupation
W22 Method of Travel to Work by Age by Sex
W23 Labour Force Status by Type of Educational Institution Attending (Full/Part-Time Student Status) by Age
W24 Labour Force Status by Core Activity Need for Assistance by Age




DATAPACKS GEOGRAPHY - The following geographies will be available in DataPacks

DATAPACKS

GEOGRAPHY
General Community Profiles
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Profiles
Time Series Profiles
Place of Enumeration
Working Population

Australia
*
*
*
+
+
State/Territories
*
*
*
+
+
Statistical Area Level 4
*
*
*
+
+
Statistical Area Level 3
*
*
*
+
+
Statistical Area Level 2
*
*
*
+
+
Statistical Area Level 1
*
+
Greater Capital City Statistical Areas
*
*
*
+
+
Significant Urban Areas
+
+
Urban Centre Localities
+
+
Section of State
+
+
Section of State Ranges
+
+
Remoteness Areas
>
>
>
Local Government Area
*
*
*
+
+
State Suburbs
*
*
+
Postal Areas
*
+
State/Commonwealth Electoral Divisions
*
+
Indigenous Structures
*


* available from July 2017.
+ available from November 2017.
> available from March 2018.

For more detail about the 2016 ASGS, see the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2016 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001).