4706.0.30.001 - Maps and Census Profiles, Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification, 2006  
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This is a CD-ROM product compiling ABS Indigenous products, including maps, publications, Indigenous and Remoteness profiles from the 2006 Census, fact sheets and data quality statements. This collection of Indigenous and related statistical information brings together ABS products freely available on www.abs.gov.au into a format that is portable across remote Australia, and is a comprehensive resource of Indigenous data.

This product is designed for:
• clients who have limited access to the ABS website, particularly remote communities that have difficulty accessing online products
• clients who require access to the Census 2006 Indigenous Profile data in bulk.

It is produced in CD-ROM format on a five yearly basis.

To read the data, a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel or Lotus 123 is recommended, however, a text editor may also
be used.


This CD-ROM product is based on the Australian Indigenous Geographic Classification (AIGC), which comprises Indigenous Regions, Indigenous Areas and Indigenous Locations, and provides a geographic standard for the publication of statistics about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It includes Indigenous profiles down to Indigenous location level, publications, fact sheets and data quality statements. Maps are provided for each Indigenous Region and Area and provide a visual representation of the geographic levels of the AIGC. The Indigenous Profiles from the 2006 Census show key characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians for each Indigenous Region, Area and Location.This information is spread over three disks, by state. In addition, there are geographic concordance tables to match Collection Districts (CDs) with Indigenous Locations and to match 2001 CDs to 2006 Indigenous Regions.There are also Census fact sheets, data quality statements, and other related publications, on each disk.

Each of the three CD-ROMs contains :

  • Indigenous Region maps based on the Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification (AIGC) standard, by selected states;
  • Indigenous profiles for each Indigenous region, area and location, by selected states;
  • Indigenous statistical publications;
  • Census reference publications;
  • Census fact sheets and data quality statements;
  • Concordances; and
  • Help files.
A copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is also contained on each disk.


For technical assistance contact the Census Technical Helpline 1800 676 646 and/or email us on census.software@abs.gov.au

More information about ABS activities in the field of Indigenous statistics is available from the Indigenous theme page on the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au>. Details of other ABS publications relating to Indigenous Australians can be found in Related Products on any of the three disks.

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or the National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics (NCATSIS) on 1800 633 216
Postal address NCATSIS, ABS, GPO Box 3796 Darwin, NT 0801
Email indigenous.statistics@abs.gov.au
Website www.abs.gov.au/census

Maps of each Indigenous region in PDF format can be found in this issue under the Details tab.
A list of Census fact sheets, data quality statements, and other related publications can be found in this issue under the Related Information tab.