2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Aug 2002  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/11/2002   
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Indigenous Australians

The Census continues to be one of the most important sources of statistical information about Indigenous people and the results are used extensively by Indigenous communities, organisations and governments.

The release of the 2001 Census increases the amount of information available. More census data than ever before are being provided through publications, Community Profiles and on the Internet.

Indigenous Profile

The Indigenous Profile (IP) is part of the Census Community Profile series, and contains 29 tables of data on Indigenous people including comparisons with Non-Indigenous people wherever possible.
• Tables 1-12 (first release data) are available from launch day - the 17th of June 2002
• Tables 13-29 (second release data) will be available in November 2002

The Indigenous Profile is available for the geographic areas: Statistical Local Area (SLA), Local Government Area (LGA), Statistical Subdivision (SSD), Statistical Division (SD), State and Territory, total Australia, Indigenous Location (ILOC), Indigenous Area (IARE) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) Region.


The ABS is pleased to announce that, for the first time, a range of Indigenous Profiles are available from the ABS web site free of charge for the geographic levels of Australia, States/ Territories, ATSIC Regions and Indigenous Areas.

2001 Census Indigenous Profiles (first release data), both free and charged components are now available on this site.

What data are available?

(First Release Processing)

I01 Selected Characteristics by Indigenous Status by Sex
I02 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Status by Sex
I03 Age by Indigenous Status by Sex
I04 Type of Educational Institution Attending by Indigenous Status by Sex
I05 Highest Level of Schooling by Indigenous Status by Sex
I06 Language Spoken at Home and Proficiency in Spoken English by Sex
I07 Religious Affiliation by Sex
I08 Weekly Individual Income by Age by Sex
I09 Age by Social Marital Status by Sex
I10 Computer Use by Indigenous Status by Age by Sex
I11 Internet Use by Indigenous Status by Sex
I12 Family Type by Indigenous Status of Family

Population Distribution, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 2001 (Cat. no. 4705.0) was released on 26 June 2002. This publication presents counts for Indigenous Australians from the 2001 Census, accompanied by information on data quality to help interpret the 2001 Census counts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Experimental resident population estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, based on the 2001 Census, are also included. Census counts of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are also provided for small areas (Indigenous Areas and Locations) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission regions. This publication (RRP $32.00) is available from ABS bookshops or by ABS mail order. Electronic copies are also able to be purchased via e-commerce from the ABS web site.