2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Nov 2003  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/11/2003   
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CLIB - The census @ your library

The full range of Community Profiles from the 2001 Census will soon be available free of charge in your local library with the release of CLIB 2001 Release 3. The final release of CLIB 2001 contains all content from Releases 1 and 2, as well as the Usual Residents Profile, Expanded Community Profile and Working Population Profile.

Usual Residents Profile

The Usual Residents Profile (URP) contains 28 tables, mainly drawn from the Basic Community Profile and Expanded Community Profile. However, data in the URP is based on where people usually live, rather than where they were counted on Census night.

Expanded Community Profile

The Expanded Community Profile (XCP) contains 49 tables that provide much more detailed information about an area's characteristics. Building on data in the Basic Community Profile, the Expanded Community Profile offers information that is cross-classified with more variables and contains more categories within classifications.

Working Population Profile

The Working Population Profile (WPP) contains 19 tables detailing the labour force and employment characteristics of the people that work in a particular area. The WPP includes a range of information relating to people's work, including industry of employment, income, hours worked, and method of travel to work.

As well as this additional data, CLIB 2001 Release 3 adds new geographies - including Postal Areas and Journey to Work Study Areas.

CLIB 2001 has an intuitive interface that allows you to easily find and select the data you want. Area selections are made easy with a simple drill-down map interface, allowing you to make your selection from an area as large as Australia to as small as a Collection District. Once an area is selected, you can conveniently browse the available data by topic or profile. CLIB 2001 also contains the complete range of Classification Counts from the 2001 Census, which contain detailed data for each variable for Capital Cities and States and Territories.

A range of census reference material is included with CLIB 2001, such as the 2001 Census Dictionary, the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), and a replica of the household census form.

Information for Libraries

CLIB 2001 is available free of charge to eligible libraries through the Library Extension Program (LEP). Eligible libraries include public libraries, university libraries, Parliamentary libraries and the National and State libraries.

All LEP member libraries and those libraries who received Release 1 and 2 will automatically be sent a copy of CLIB 2001 Release 3. Other libraries may request a copy by emailing library@abs.gov.au or calling (02) 6252 6364.