In this release of the 2006-2011 ACLD, a representative 5% sample of almost one million records from the 2006 Census (Wave 1) was brought together with corresponding records from the 2011 Census (Wave 2) to create a research tool for exploring how Australian society is changing over time. In taking a longitudinal view of Australians, the ACLD may uncover new insights into the dynamics and transitions that drive social and economic change over time, conveying how these vary for diverse population groups and geographies.
This product was first released in December 2013. A future release of the ACLD will include additional data items on the 2011 Panel, as well as an updated 2006 Panel consisting of a linked sample between the 2006, 2011 and 2016 Censuses. The addition of corresponding information from the 2016 Census (Wave 3) will expand our understanding of the dynamics and transitions that have been driving change in Australia since the 2006 Census.
For more information about the ACLD, refer to Microdata: Australian Longitudinal Census Dataset (cat. no. 2080.0).