2902.0 - Census Update, Jun 2007  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2007   
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The First Results Are Out!

First release 2006 Census Data is out now.

The ABS takes pleasure in announcing the first of two scheduled releases of the much anticipated 2006 Census online product suite. All of the Census products released 27 June are available free on the ABS website at www.abs.gov.au/census.

The first results are out! You can now access the first release 2006 Census data free online at www.abs.gov.au/census. For the 2006 census the ABS is offering a new and improved online product range, offering you greater flexibility in obtaining the data to meet your statistical needs. You are able to view the information you want as either tables, thematic maps, or graphs. Start accessing 2006 census data via the following online options:

Image: QuickStats: 1st Release QuickStats: 1st Release

QuickStats is a summary of the many key Census statistics relating to people, families and their dwellings and also contains a short descriptive commentary of the results. QuickStats provides the top five statistics for most Census topics within a selected area.

QuickStats provides you with the key data on basic Census topics such as age, country of birth, main language spoken at home, religious affiliations and marital status.

Quickstats provides data from the smallest geographic area, a Collection District, up to the largest geographic area - all of Australia, and is available in HTML format.

Available now.

Image: MapStats 1st Release MapStats: 1st release

MapStats (formerly 'QuickMaps') gives you easy access to 2006 Census data and lets you create detailed thematic maps easily and quickly. MapStats contain identifiers such as main roads, rivers, airports and area labels to assist you in recognising your selected areas.

Maps will be available for larger geographic areas and will depict selected population, ethnicity, family, income and dwelling characteristics.

MapStats is free on the web. The maps you generate can be exported in either Adobe Acrobat (PDF) or PNG (Portable Network Graphics) formats.

Available now.

Image: Census Table: 1st Release Census Tables: 1st Release

Census Tables is for people interested in data on a particular topic or for an area. Most of the topics on the 2006 Census form are available, including information on population, ethnicity, Indigenous persons, families and households.

Census Tables is designed to assist you in researching, planning and analysing geographic areas, enabling comparisons to be made between different areas on a number of social, economic and demographic variables.

All you need to do is select a geographic area and a topic from a list, then select the table you want to create.

Census Tables are free on the web and available in Excel format.

Available now.