2011.0.55.001 - Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Products and Services, 2011  
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5. The 2011 Census Data Product Range


Since the 1986 Census, all products and services have been priced in accordance with the Government's 'user-pays' policy. This policy has enabled the ABS to extend and improve the range of products and services available from the Census.

The following ABS objectives are consistent with the 'user-pays' policy:
  • to enable the demand for ABS products and services to be used as an indicator of how ABS resources should be used
  • to encourage users to address their real needs for ABS data, products and services
  • to relieve the general taxpayer of those elements of the cost of statistical services which have specific and identifiable value to particular users.


The ABS will continue to provide results of the Census, free of charge, for community access to meet the ABS' Community Service Obligations. This is in line with the ABS mission to assist informed decision making, research and discussion, and will be done in a number of ways:
  • key results of the Census will be made available to the community on the ABS website
  • key results of the Census will be made available to the media and Members of Parliament
  • products which provide reference information about Census data will be made widely available.


Image: Link to QuickStats page QuickStats
QuickStats enable you to quickly and easily access summary information about the people, families and dwellings in an area and compare it to state and national data. At the state and national level, QuickStats highlights key differences between 2006 and 2011 Census data.

Image: Link to Community Profiles page Community Profiles
Community Profiles provide a comprehensive statistical picture of an area, detailing characteristics of people, families and dwellings. They cover most topics from the Census form and can be used for research, planning and analysis.

Image: Link to TableBuilder Basic page TableBuilder Basic and TableBuilder Pro ($)
TableBuilder is an online tool designed for users who have a knowledge of Census concepts and some experience using Census data. You can build basic or complex tables at any geographic area level, ranging from a single Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) to the whole of Australia.

Image: Link to DataPacks page DataPacks
DataPacks are suitable for experienced Census data users who have their own database or analysis systems. DataPacks contain data for the main Census characteristics of people, families and dwellings for geographic areas ranging from a single Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) to the whole of Australia.

Image: Link to Census Sample File page Census Sample File ($)
A confidentialised sample of Census unit record data for modelling and analysis.

5% Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset (SLCD) ($)
A SLCD which brings together data form the 2006 Census with data from the 2011 Census and future Censuses to build a picture of how society moves through various changes.


Image: Link to Census Analysis Papers page Analytical Articles
Analytical articles will be released progressively and present commentary and statistical analysis using 2011 Census data. The series also includes several articles focussing on 100 years of Census.

Image: Link to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians page Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Census data and publications using a wide range of 2011 Census data with a focus on the Australian Indigenous population.

Image: Link to SEIFA page Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas
Data to help you analyse the socio-economic well-being of Australian communities.


Customised Data Services ($)
Where data are not available from the ABS website at the level of detail you require, our Information Consultancy service may be able to provide customised data to meet your specific requirements. The Advance Order Service for customised tables is available now.

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