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TABLEBUILDER - cat. no. 2065.0


Census TableBuilder is an online tool which allows you to create your own tables of Census data by accessing all variables contained in the Census Output Record File including age, education, housing, income, transport, religion, ethnicity, occupation, family composition and more for all ABS geographic areas.

TableBuilder allows you to choose to count persons, families or dwellings, to select the variables to include in your table, and how to structure the data.

The product is designed to provide clients with the highest degree of freedom in selecting and combining data items and the geographical areas most suited to their needs. You can access data for areas as small as a Collection District (approximately 225 households) or as large as an entire state or territory or all of Australia. TableBuilder also allows you the freedom to select and combine areas and data that interest you by creating your own customised geographic areas or custom data groups.
For a list of the classifications available in TableBuilder, please see the 2006 TableBuilder Classification Index.

In TableBuilder you start with a blank table and are able to select Census data variables to cross-tabulate to produce small to large tables. Smaller tables may be exported or viewed as a graph or a thematic map within TableBuilder. Large tables can be constructed, previewed, and submitted; the results can then be downloaded directly to your computer for further interrogation without the need to view the data in your web browser.
The tables, graphs and maps created in TableBuilder can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Tables can also be saved within the product so they can be retrieved in future sessions.

More details on the functionality of TableBuilder can be found in
Frequently Asked Questions.

The TableBuilder product has been jointly developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Space-Time Research (STR).

Target Audience

TableBuilder is a product aimed at clients with a high level of experience in Census data and concepts.

Geographical Availability

All main Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC), Census specific geographies and Natural Resource Management geographies are available. Mesh Block data will not be available in TableBuilder.

Spatial UnitEnumer-
ation
Usual Residence Place of WorkNSWVICQLDSAWATASNTACTOTAustralia
TableBuilder Databases
Australian Standard Geographical Classification
AustraliaTotal
P
P
P
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1
StateState
P
P
P
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
9
SDStatistical Division
P
P
P
13
12
14
8
10
5
3
2
2
69
SSDStatistical Subdivision
P
P
P
51
46
39
21
29
9
12
8
2
217
SLAStatistical Local Area
P
P
P
200
210
479
128
156
44
96
109
4
1426
CDCollection District
P
P
O
11966
9310
7672
3246
4370
1068
510
547
15
38704
LGALocal Government Area
P
P
P
153
80
159
71
143
30
38
1
1
676
SDistStatistical District
P
P
O
14
8
10
n.a.
4
2
n.a.
1
n.a.
36
MSRMajor Statistical Region
P
P
O
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
14
SRStatistical Region
P
P
O
22
14
1
6
7
1
1
1
1
66
SRSStatistical Region Sector
P
P
O
25
14
29
6
7
3
2
1
2
89
RARemoteness Area
P
P
O
6
5
6
6
6
5
4
2
3
43
SOSSection of State
P
P
O
5
5
5
5
5
5
4
3
4
41
UC/LUrban Centre/Locality
P
P
O
524
350
364
162
179
105
66
2
3
1755
NRMNatural Resource
Management
P
P
O
14
11
15
8
7
3
2
1
1
62
MDBMurray Darling
Basin
P
P
O
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2
TableBuilder Databases
Census Specific Geographic Areas
CEDCommonwealth Electoral Division
P
P
O
51
38
29
12
16
6
3
3
3
159
SEDState Electoral Division
P
P
O
94
89
90
48
58
25
26
3
2
435
SSCState Suburb
P
P
O
2593
1498
1965
877
953
404
69
103
2
8464
POAPostal Area
P
P
O
610
654
432
325
339
108
29
26
4
2515
IREGIndigenous Region
P
P
O
8
3
9
4
9
2
8
1
2
45
IAREIndigenous Area
P
P
O
146
46
128
34
92
17
73
3
4
542
ILOCIndigenous Location
P
P
O
236
61
161
62
145
29
146
3
4
846

Output Format

Tables built in TableBuilder can be exported in either CSV or Excel format. Maps and Graphs can be exported in either PDF or PNG format.

Release Date


28 August 2009.


Accessing TableBuilder


TableBuilder is a charged subscription service aimed at users with a high level of understanding of Census data concepts.

Users will be required to complete an application and undertaking form as part of the registration process.

A set of interactive online training modules and a comprehensive user manual are also provided.

Pricing

TableBuilder licences are issued to individuals and cost $1,655.

The TableBuilder product has been priced in accordance with ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines. The price covers the costs incurred by the ABS in developing and providing support for the product.

Frequently Asked Questions

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