2902.0 - Census Update, Jun 2007  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2007   
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Want more? What's still to come...2006 Census Products

The Census data and products released on 27 June form part of a comprehensive range the ABS has developed to meet your information needs.

Census data is released in two stages. The variables released in the first stage are the tick box questions from the Census form. Second release data consists of the variables that required a handwritten response and so require more complex processing. Second release data builds on the already extensive range of Census information currently available.

Over the coming months additional data will progressively become available.

Image: Community Profile Series Community Profile Series

The Community Profile Series is a way of obtaining a comprehensive statistical picture of a geographic area. The Community Profile Series allows you to investigate a diverse range of Census topics from six different perspectives. Each perspective - or profile - looks at a different population (Indigenous Australians or working Australians) or respondent location (where respondents usually live or where they were on Census night). The six profiles, which are outlined below, also include a highly detailed profile called the Expanded Community Profile and a Time Series Profile. Both of these latter profiles are based on where respondents usually live. When you use Community Census Profiles, all you need to do is select a geographic area and profile, and download the Excel file.

Basic Community Profile: Is the primary profile consisting of 45 tables of key Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings based on place of usual residence (where Census respondents usually live).

Place of Enumeration Profile: 42 tables containing key Census characteristics based on where the Census respondent was counted on Census night.

Indigenous Profile: 34 tables based on place of usual residence containing key Census characteristics of Indigenous persons, households and some comparisons with the non-Indigenous population.

Time Series Profile: 25 tables containing key Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings comparing data from 1996, 2001 and 2006 Censuses based on place of enumeration.

Expanded Community Profile: The most comprehensive profile in the series with 42 tables based on place of usual residence. Tables include: Basic Community profiles; relationships within a family; living costs and dwelling structures.

Working Population Profile: 22 tables of key Census characteristics of working population data based on Place of Work.

Available free online at www.abs.gov.au/census.

Image: CDATA Online CDATA Online

Providing the flexibility to empower your decisions

CDATA Online is the most comprehensive free online product from the 2006 Census range. CDATA Online combines extensive information on Australian society with dynamic mapping software, providing you with an essential tool for planning and researching more effectively. CDATA Online also lets you view the Census data you require in a way that best suits your needs, through tables, graphs and thematic maps.

Available free online at www.abs.gov.au/census.

Image: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas 2006 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas 2006

The best way to investigate the socio-economic well-being of Australian communities is to use the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA 2006). The ABS has combined multiple Census topics - such as income, educational attainment and occupation – to develop indexes that allow for the ranking of areas, providing a method of determining the level of social and economic well-being of a region.

Available free online at www.abs.gov.au/census.

Image: Table Builder TableBuilder

TableBuilder is an exciting new product that, for the first time in ABS history, will give you remote access to the complete Census Unit Record file. TableBuilder is designed for people experienced in using Census data and will enable you to extract and manipulate an unlimited number of Census tables. With TableBuilder you can create tables, graphs and thematic maps of Census data.

TableBuilder is a priced product.

Image: Census Datapacks Census Datapacks

Census Datapacks is a CD-ROM product containing all the 2006 Census Community Profile Series data and digital boundaries. This product is a practical solution if you require only the Census data and digital boundaries to import into your existing database or analysis system.

Census Datapacks is a priced product.

Census Sample File
The 2006 Census Sample File (CSF) is a comprehensive Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) of Census variables, containing a small random sample of private households and associated persons, and a small random sample of persons in non-private dwellings.

Census Sample File is a priced product.

Hardcopy Publications

The Social Atlas Series: Explore Your City

The Social Atlas Series contains informative maps and enlightening commentary highlighting the key social characteristics of our capital cities and selected regional centres in each state.

Social Atlases are a priced product.

Picture of the Nation: The Statistician’s Report on the 2006 Census

The Statistician’s Report, last published in 1961, will be reintroduced for the 2006 Census.

The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the 2006 Census, summarising a large volume of Census data and providing extensive written analysis.

The Statistician's Report is a priced product.