8. Release Plans
There will be a three-phased release for the 2011 Census data.
Core demographic data items will be available in the first data release (21 June 2012) and others that require more detailed processing will be released as part of the second release (30 October 2012). The supplementary data release, or third release, relates to the dissemination of highly specialised products (such as SEIFA and the Census Sample Files). The third release will begin on 28 March 2013, with products released progressively until the end of 2013. This will finalise all Census data output for the 2011 Census.
The ABS website will continue to be used as the main channel for the release of Census data.
Refer to Appendixes 12 and 13 for the 2011 Census products and services release schedules by date and by product. The release schedules are also available to download as a PDF file.