1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Jun 2007  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2007   
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First release 2006 census data is now available

Did You Know?

    • WA’s Population as counted on Census night was 1,959,088.
    • 27.1% of Western Australians were born overseas
    • The median age of Western Australians is 36
    • The median individual income is $500 per week
    • 65% of the dwellings in WA are either fully owned or being purchased.

On 27 June, 2007, first release data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing became available to all Australians via the ABS website. This release includes a vast amount of important information about our nation, and there is much more to come over the next 12 months.

Starting with this first release data, all the data from our national Census will be available free of charge on our website at <www.abs.gov.au/census>. Products that are available free online include QuickStats, Mapstats and Census Tables.

QuickStats is a summary of the many key Census statistics relating to people, families and their dwellings and also contains a short descriptive commentary of the results. QuickStats provides you with the key data on basic Census topics such as age, country of birth, main language spoken at home, religious affiliations and marital status.

MapStats (formerly ‘QuickMaps’) gives you easy access to 2006 Census data and lets you create detailed thematic maps easily and quickly. The maps you generate can be exported in either Adobe Acrobat (PDF) or PNG (Portable Network Graphics) formats.

Census Tables
Census Tables are for people interested in data on a particular Census topic for an area. Most topics covered on the census form are available, including information on population, ethnicity, Indigenous persons, families and households. All you need to do is select a geographic area and a topic from the list, then select the table you want to create.