2049.0.55.002 - Microdata: Census of Population and Housing: Estimating Homelessness, 2016  
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Microdata for Estimating Homelessness is accessed through Census Table Builder Pro. Census TableBuilder is an online data tool in which you can create tables, graphs and maps of Census data. It is designed to help you produce data specific to your needs.

This publication provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing: Estimating Homelessness, including details about the methodology and how to use TableBuilder. A data item list and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata are also provided.

Microdata products are the most detailed information available from a Census, survey, or administrative source and generally include confidentialised unit record level information (such as responses to individual questions on a questionnaire). They also include derived data from responses for two or more variables.


This product can be accessed through Census TableBuilder Pro.

Before applying for access to Census TableBuilder, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the TableBuilder, User Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005).

To apply for access to Census TableBuilder, further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.

Information about TableBuilder can be found on the Microdata Entry Page.

If you already are a registered Census TableBuilder user Login in here.


For information on the data items available, see the Data Item List, available from the 'Downloads' tab of this publication.

Further information about this product, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page.

For information about the 2016 Census of Population and Housing: Estimating homelessness Collection, see the publication Census of Population and Housing: Estimating homelessness, 2016 (cat. no. 2049.0).


For further support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


Data collected in Census but not included in TableBuilder may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available, on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or email client.services@abs.gov.au.

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