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The population change from 2006 to 2011 for Adelaide, Hobart, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania is between 0 and 5%.

The population change from 2006 to 2011 for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Victoria, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, and Australia is an increase of between 6% and 10%.

The population change from 2006 to 2011 for Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Queensland and Western Australia is more than 11%.

The 2011 population for Australia is 21,507,717, which is an +8.3% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for Australia

The 2011 population for New South Wales is 6,917,656, which is a +5.6% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for New South Wales

The 2011 population for Victoria is 5,354,040, which is an +8.5% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for Victoria

The 2011 population for Queensland is 4,332,737, which is an +11% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for Queensland

The 2011 population for Western Australia is 2,239,171, which is a +14.3% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for Western Australia

The 2011 population for South Australia is 1,596,570, which is a +5.4% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for South Australia

The 2011 population for Tasmania is 495,351, which is a +4% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for Tasmania

The 2011 population for Australian Capital Territory is 357,218, which is a +10.2% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for Australian Capital Territory

The 2011 population for Northern Territory is 211,943, which is a +9.9% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for Northern Territory

The 2011 population for Sydney is 4,391,673, which is a +6.6% increase from 2006. Where required, 2006 areas have been concorded to 2011 boundaries view QuickStats for Sydney

The 2011 population for Melbourne is 3,999,980, which is a +9.7% increase from 2006. Where required, 2006 areas have been concorded to 2011 boundaries view QuickStats for Melbourne

The 2011 population for Brisbane is 2,065,998, which is an +11.5% increase from 2006. Where required, 2006 areas have been concorded to 2011 boundaries view QuickStats for Brisbane

The 2011 population for Perth is 1,728,865, which is a +14.3% increase from 2006. Where required, 2006 areas have been concorded to 2011 boundaries view QuickStats for Perth

The 2011 population for Adelaide is 1,225,235, which is a +5.9% increase from 2006. Where required, 2006 areas have been concorded to 2011 boundaries view QuickStats for Adelaide

The 2011 population for Canberra is 356,586, which is a +10.3% increase from 2006. Where required, 2006 areas have been concorded to 2011 boundaries view QuickStats for Canberra

The 2011 population for Hobart is 211,654, which is a +5% increase from 2006. Where required, 2006 areas have been concorded to 2011 boundaries view QuickStats for Hobart

The 2011 population for Darwin is 120,586, which is a +13.8% increase from 2006. Where required, 2006 areas have been concorded to 2011 boundaries view QuickStats for Darwin

Analytical articles *
Analytical articles 2011Analytical 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.
QuickStats *
QuickStats 2011QuickStats 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.
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Community Profiles **
Community Profiles 2011Community 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.
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TableBuilder Basic ** & TableBuilder Pro *** ($)
TableBuilder 2011TableBuilder is an online self-help 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 to the whole of Australia.
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DataPacks ***
DataPacks 2011DataPacks 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 to the whole of Australia.
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SEIFA **
SEIFA logoSEIFA is a product developed for those who are interested in the assessment of the welfare of Australian communities.


Census Sample Files *** ($)
Census Sample Files are confidentialised samples of Census unit record data for modelling and analysis.


Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset *** ($)
The Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (ACLD) brings together data from the 2006 and 2011 Censuses to create a research tool for exploring how Australian society is changing over time.

Mesh Block Counts *
Counts by Mesh Block for total usual resident population and total dwellings from the 2011 Census.


Customised Data Services ($)
Customised Data Services Customised Data Services can be provided 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.
Historical data
Historical data for pre-2011 Censuses can be accessed from this page.
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The ABS Registration centre provides information about Census products that require registration.

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