Boundaries for Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (CEDs) have been updated since the release of 2011 Census data. Information on this page explains how to access Census data based on 2012 CED boundaries. Note that data for 2012 CEDs may differ significantly from data based on 2011 CEDs, and care should be taken to ensure correct referencing of the data. Data based on 2011 CEDs is available in TableBuilder, QuickStats, Community Profiles and DataPacks.

Data based on 2012 CED boundaries can be accessed in three ways;

ABS Stats app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
Please follow the instructions for downloading and using the ABS Stats app on the ABS Stats page.

Customised files in TableBuilder
For registered TableBuilder users, CSV files are available from the Customised CSV files table on this page. Download the files onto your computer, then log into TableBuilder and upload the files using the My Custom Data function. Detailed instructions for uploading files are in section 6.9 of the TableBuilder user manual ('Import a custom data group into TableBuilder').

For new users, first register to use ABS products and then choose TableBuilder Pro 2011 or TableBuilder Basic 2011. TableBuilder Basic is free, and TableBuilder Pro is a charged product. Registration is managed through the ABS Registration Centre.

Information Consultancy request
The 2012 CED boundaries are also available by requesting a customised table through Information Consultancy. A fee applies for this service.

More information

Data for 2012 CEDs may differ significantly from data based on 2011 CEDs. This is due to the following factors:
  • Changes in physical CED boundaries within Victoria and South Australia since the 2011 Census, due to redistribution.
  • Reallocation of usual resident population data between CEDs, based on 2011 Census population counts.

For more information, see:
Customised CSV files have been created for each state and territory, and can be loaded into TableBuilder using the My Custom Data function. Instructions for uploading the files are in section 6.9 of the TableBuilder user manual ('Import a custom data group into TableBuilder').

The CSV files have been created for the Place of Usual Residence databases and the Place of Enumeration databases.

Customised CSV files
Place of Usual Residence databasesPlace of Enumeration databases
The Place of Usual Residence CSV files can be uploaded to the following TableBuilder databases:
  • Pro
    • 2011 Census - Counting Persons, Place of Usual Residence
  • Basic
    • 2011 Census - Children and Childcare
    • 2011 Census - Disability, Carers and Need for Assistance
    • 2011 Census - Education and Qualifications
    • 2011 Census - Employment, Income and Unpaid Work
    • 2011 Census - Cultural and Language Diversity
    • 2011 Census - Persons in Relationships
    • 2011 Census - Persons in Non-Private Dwellings
    • 2011 Census - Persons in Private Dwellings
    • 2011 Census - Usual Address and Internal Migration.
The Place of Enumeration CSV files can be uploaded to the following TableBuilder databases:
  • Pro
    • 2011 Census - Counting Persons, Place of Enumeration
    • 2011 Census - Counting Families, Place of Usual Residence
    • 2011 Census - Counting Dwellings, Place of Enumeration
  • Basic
    • 2011 Census - Dwelling Characteristics
    • 2011 Census - Family Characteristics
    • 2011 Census - Household and Income Expenditure
    • 2011 Census - Persons in Non-Private Dwellings
    • 2011 Census - Persons in Private Dwellings.
Place of Usual Residence CSV files for upload

New South Wales
2012_ced_nsw_ur.csv

Victoria
2012_ced_vic_ur.csv

Queensland
2012_ced_qld_ur.csv

South Australia
2012_ced_sa_ur.csv

Western Australia
2012_ced_wa_ur.csv

Tasmania
2012_ced_tas_ur.csv

Northern Territory
2012_ced_nt_ur.csv

Australian Capital Territory
2012_ced_act_ur.csv

Other Territories
2012_ced_ot_ur.csv
Place of Enumeration CSV files for upload

New South Wales
2012_ced_nsw_en.csv

Victoria
2012_ced_vic_en.csv

Queensland
2012_ced_qld_en.csv

South Australia
2012_ced_sa_en.csv

Western Australia
2012_ced_wa_en.csv

Tasmania
2012_ced_tas_en.csv

Northern Territory
2012_ced_nt_en.csv

Australian Capital Territory
2012_ced_act_en.csv

Other Territories
2012_ced_ot_en.csv