1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Oct 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2006   
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2006 Census Data Products to be Free Online

The first 2006 Census results will be available on the ABS web site in June 2007.

The Census takes a ‘snapshot’ of Australia every 5 years, collecting vital information on the social, economic and housing characteristics of Australian Society. The ABS has released 2001 Census data in the new formats that have been developed to disseminate 2006 Census data on-line.

Sample the new formats for free via the following online options:

Quickstats- A new quick and simple summary of key Census data relating to persons, families and dwellings.

Census Tables- A new product that enables you to obtain census data in a single table for a specified geographic area.

Community Profiles- A series of profiles providing key Census characters related to persons, families and dwellings, covering most topics on the Census form.

In the future, the following new products will also be available free on-line.

Quickmaps- A range of thematic Census maps based on larger geographies depicting selected population, ethnicity, family, income, labour force and dwelling characteristics.

CDATA Online- A sophisticated product aimed at offering expert clients freedom to select and combine geographic areas from a single collection District(CD) through to an entire state/territory or Australia.

Table Builder- aimed at experienced users of Census data, this product will allow you to design and populate your own tables of Census data via an interactive web interface.
Note: Table Builder will be a charged product and is not part of the free product suite.

For further information, click on 2006 Census: New Product Briefs

Did you know?

Census data helps determine the allocation of federal government funds to state and local governments.
Want more information? See How Australia Takes a Census, 2006 (ABS cat. no. 2903.0) on the ABS Web site.