Which Census Product is Best for You?

Census Products Data in Pictures QuickStats Community Profiles DataPacks TableBuilder
User level Introductory Introductory Intermediate Advanced Intermediate - Advanced
Geographies available Australia, States and Territories, Greater Capital Cities To the Statistical Area Level 1, including Indigenous geographies To the Statistical Area Level 2, including Indigenous geographies All geographies All geographies
Features Delivers eye catching infographics that are shareable, easily digestible and provides a good starting point for viewing high level data for States, Territories and Capital Cities of Australia Three search tools. Enables quick access to summary information about people, families and dwellings based on place of usual residence and compares it to state and national data. At the state and national level, QuickStats highlights key differences between 2011 and 2016 Census data Pre populated data. Community Profiles provides a comprehensive statistical picture of an area, about the people, families and dwellings based on place of usual residence. Compare characteristics of different areas based on General Community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Time Series Profiles Pre populated data. Designed for clients who have their own database or analysis systems. Compare characteristics of different areas based on General Community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Time Series Profiles plus Place of Enumeration and Working Population Is designed for advanced Census data users who want the freedom to create their own tables at any geographic area level. It provides access to nearly all variables available in Census data
Format Image Webpage Excel CSV Basic and complex tables
Downloadable content No No Yes Yes Yes
Tutorial No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Requires product registration No No No No Guest - No
Basic - Yes
Pro - Yes
Cost Free Free Free Free Guest - Free
Basic - Free
Pro - Yes
Release dates
June/July 2017 June - Snapshot of high level data on people, families and dwellings June - 2016 data items will be available plus the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population product June - 2016 data items will be available across three core products July - 2016 data items will be available in DataPacks corresponding with Community Profiles July - Most 2016 data items will be available in TableBuilder
October/November 2017 October - Employment, qualifications and population mobility data items released. Country of Birth product released October - Employment, qualifications and population mobility data items released. November - Employment, qualifications and population mobility data items released. October - Employment, qualifications and population mobility data items released.
March 2018 Remoteness Areas released Remoteness Areas released Remoteness Areas released Remoteness Areas released