1344.8.55.002 - ABStract, Statistics News, Australian Capital Territory, Nov 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/11/2009   
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The ABS is pleased to announce the release of TableBuilder, a new online tool that allows you to create your own 2006 Census tables by accessing all variables contained in the Census Output Record File including age, education, housing, income, transport, religion, ethnicity, occupation, family composition and more for all ABS geographic areas.

TableBuilder is designed to provide you with the highest degree of freedom in selecting and combining data items from the Census. You can access data for areas as small as a Collection District (approximately 225 households) or as large as an entire state or territory or all of Australia. TableBuilder also allows you the freedom to select and combine areas and data that interest you by creating your own customised geographic areas or custom data groups.

In TableBuilder you start with a blank table and then select Census variables to cross-tabulate to produce small to very large tables. Smaller tables may be exported or viewed as a graph or a thematic map within TableBuilder. Larger tables can be constructed, previewed, and submitted; the results can then be downloaded directly to your computer for further interrogation without the need to view the data in your web browser. You can make tables with up to 5 million cells in TableBuilder, quickly and easily!

The tables, graphs and maps created in TableBuilder can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Tables can also be saved within the product so they can be retrieved in future sessions.

TableBuilder Table
Diagram: TableBuilder Table

TableBuilder Map
Diagram: TableBuilder Map

Access to 2006 Census data in TableBuilder is available by subscription for the one off price of $1655.

More details on the functionality of TableBuilder can be obtained from the ABS website or by contacting the Census Products and Services team (census.software@abs.gov.au).

TableBuilder has been jointly developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Space-Time Research Pty Ltd.