2011.0 - Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Proposed Products and Services, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/07/2010   
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What are they ?

DataPacks contain data for all of Australia, along with the digital boundaries.

They contain the main Census characteristics for people, families and dwellings.

There are seven profiles that make up the Census DataPacks series, reflecting the same table structure as the Community Profiles.
  • Basic Community
  • Place of Enumeration
  • Indigenous
  • Time Series
  • Working Population
  • Expanded Community and
  • Estimated Residential Profiles.
DataPack data will be available in CSV format.

Who are they for?

They are designed for:
  • clients with existing databases or analysis systems e.g. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), other mapping or tabulation systems where you want to import Census data.
  • clients who just want access to data for the full range of areas and boundaries.
What's new?

The 2011 DataPacks will be available free of charge for download from www.abs.gov.au. They will no longer be available on CD.

For 2011 we will look to make geographic boundary files available in a wider range of formats.

When will they be available?

DataPacksFirst data releaseSecond data release
Basic Community June 2012October 2012
IndigenousJune 2012October 2012
Time SeriesJune 2012October 2012
Place of EnumerationOctober 2012October 2012
Expanded CommunityOctober 2012October 2012
Working Populationearly 2013 not applicable
Estimated Resident Populationearly 2013 not applicable

What do they do?

The DataPacks provides comprehensive data files and associated GIS boundary files in a format suitable for loading into proprietary software and/or client custom-built systems.

They can be downloaded and easily imported into existing systems ready for manipulation.