2916.0 - Census of Population and Housing - QuickStats, Community Profiles and DataPacks User Guide, Australia, 2016  
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Community Profiles

Community Profiles paint a more comprehensive statistical picture of an area. These offer up Census data about people, families and dwellings in the form of an Excel workbook, and cover most topics on the Census form.
There is one search tool that offers access to available data for an area, in the form of up to four different types of profiles:

    1. General Community Profile
    2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Profile
    3. Time Series Profile
    4. Working Population Profile
Access Community Profiles search

For further information about the three different profiles, see Types of profiles.

Note: Not all Community Profiles are available for all areas. For an overview of the geographic structures with data available, see the Community Profiles geography table.

Search Community Profiles

To use the Community Profile search tool, select the Census year you want data for. Use the drop down menu to select data for the following years: 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001 or 1996.

Typing a location in the search field will result in a list of the available geography areas that have Community Profiles. A predictive list of search items will display after typing the first three characters and will be continually refined as subsequent letters are typed.

In some cases, you will be faced with different options for the location you’ve entered. For more information about selecting geography structures for your Community Profiles search, see Census geography basics.

After a valid location / geography structure combination has been selected, click the go button. A Community Profile download page will appear with the available profiles for that area. Clicking on one of the profile links on the download page will download a zip file containing the profile Excel workbook.

Underneath the Community Profile search tool is a link to Advanced search, where you can search for a location or geography structure using additional tools such as text search, address search and search by map.

Using Community Profiles

A Community Profile is made up of a number of components:
    1. Cover - The cover sheet provides details of the area that the data in the workbook relates to as well as the type of profile and catalogue number.
    2. Contents - The contents page provides links to other Census data products and services as well as information and links to helpful resources.
    3. List of Tables - Lists the profile tables with direct links to each table.
    4. List of Topics - Lists the profile tables by topic with direct links to each table.
    5. Tables - These are the profile table worksheets.

Each profile contains different tables of data spanning a range of topics.

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from table totals. To understand why the ABS has taken this approach, read Confidentiality and protecting your data.


Community Profiles: http://youtu.be/rFTKEb75SaE