ONLINE ACCESS TO CENSUS DATA
The ABS web site contains a wealth of statistics on many aspects of Australia and its people. Updated daily at 11.30am, the web site contains census data, regular publications, and major economic indicators.
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For the 2001 Census, more data than ever before was made available free of charge on the ABS web site. All Community Profiles are free at the Australia level, with Basic Community Profiles available free of charge to Statistical Local Area level and Indigenous Profiles free to Indigenous Area level. Narrative summaries of census statistics for a particular area, or 'Snapshots', are freely available down to Statistical Local Area level. In addition, Main Features of all publications are provided free of charge.
The census data and publications that are not available free are easily purchased online through our secure e-commerce system. Payment for purchases is made through the Commonwealth Bank, and we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Bankcard.
If you are a regular purchaser of data, it may be worth considering becoming an AusStats subscriber. AusStats is a subsciption-based service providing access to a comprehensive range of ABS material, available for a limited time only at a starting price of $300. A subscription entitles users to access any combination of ABS material up to a pre-set limit, potentially saving your organisation significant amounts of money.
Whether you choose free data, e-commerce or an AusStats subscription, the ABS web site has a range of high quality statistics that will assist in your decision-making.