2081.0 - Australians' journeys through life: Stories from the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset, 2006 - 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2013   
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This document was added or updated on 07/09/2015.


The Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (ACLD) uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to build a longitudinal picture of Australian society. In the first release, a 5% random sample comprising approximately one million records from the 2006 Census has been brought together with records from the 2011 Census using data linkage techniques without name and address.

In taking a longitudinal view of Australians' journeys through life, the ACLD uncovers 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. The dataset covers all areas of Census data including:

  • demographic information
  • education and labour force data
  • income
  • caring responsibilities and disability
  • voluntary work
  • household characteristics
  • family composition.

It is envisaged that the 2016 Census and subsequent Censuses will be added in the future, as well as administrative data sets. The ACLD is available in ABS TableBuilder and as a microdata product in the ABS Data Laboratory.