2011.0 - Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Proposed Products and Services, 2016  
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COMMUNITY PROFILES

What are they?

The Community Profiles provide a comprehensive statistical picture of areas in Excel spreadsheet format.

Tables of Census data are presented in a series of spreadsheets and show characteristics relating to people, families and dwellings. They cover most topics on the Census form.

Six profiles make up the Census Community Profiles series:

    • Basic Community
    • Place of Enumeration
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    • Time Series
    • Expanded Community and
    • Working Population.

Who are they for?

Community Profiles are for those interested in researching, planning or analysing small or large geographic areas.

What do they do?

Community Profiles can be used to compare the social, economic and demographic characteristics of different geographic areas.

Basic Community Profile

This profile contains a series of tables showing basic characteristics of persons, families and dwellings in a selected area.

The data will be based on place of usual residence, i.e. where people usually live.

Place of Enumeration Profile

This profile provides a series of tables showing basic characteristics of persons, families and dwellings in a selected area.

The data will be based on place of enumeration, i.e. where people were counted on Census night, rather than where they usually live.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Profile

This profile has a series of tables showing characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, families and dwellings in a selected area.

Some tables include comparisons with the non-Indigenous population.

The data will be based on place of usual residence (i.e. where people usually live).

Time Series Profile

This profile compares data from the 2006, 2011 and 2016 Censuses (where the classifications are comparable). Where classifications have been revised between each Census, data will be provided on the classification used for the 2016 Census. To provide comparability between Censuses, the revised classifications will be concorded, and footnotes added to the tables to indicate this. Relevant concordance files will be available from the ABS website.

The data will be based on place of usual residence.

Expanded Community Profile

This profile is the most comprehensive profile in the series. The tables contain more detailed versions of the standard Basic Community Profiles, plus additional tables relating to relationships within a family, living costs and dwelling structures.

The data will be based on place of usual residence.

Working Population Profile

This profile has a series of tables on characteristics of employed persons in a selected area.

This data will be based on 'Journey to Work' areas, i.e. a person's place of work.

What geographies will be available for the profiles?

PROFILES

GEOGRAPHY
Basic
Expanded
Place of Enumeration
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Time Series
Working Population

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State/Territory
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Statistical Area Level 4
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Statistical Area Level 3
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Statistical Area Level 2
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Statistical Area Level 1
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Greater Capital City Statistical Area
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Significant Urban Area
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Remoteness Area
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Urban Centre Locality
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Local Government Area
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State Suburb
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Postal Area
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Indigenous Structure
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State/Commonwealth Electoral Division
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Place of Work
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When will they be available?

Data from the 2016 Census will be available in Community Profiles from mid 2017, as part of the first data release.

Exact dates and details of data items included in each release will be available in the publication Census of Population and Housing - Products and Services, 2016 (cat. no. 2011.0.55.001) due for release in the first half of 2016.

What do they look like?

Visit the Community Profiles page.