2011 reference & information
To help you get the most out of the 2011 Census
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A range of 2011 Census information is available.
2011 Census Dictionary2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0) contains details of the classifications used in the 2011 Census along with definitions of Census concepts and terms. The dictionary is a comprehensive reference guide that will help you determine and specify your data requirements.
Information PaperThe Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Products and Services, 2011 (cat. no. 2011.0.55.001) describes the changes to 2011 Census data concepts and classifications. It also describes the data products and gives details on release dates for data from the 2011 Census.
How Australia Takes a CensusHow Australia Takes a Census (cat. no. 2903.0) describes how the ABS planned to conduct the 2011 Census and process the results. It includes the following materials, which were used in the 2011 Census:
A text-only version of the 2011 Household Form is also available.
For a complete list of Census publications by catalogue number from 1996 to the present, go to Statistics by catalogue number: