2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Apr 1998  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/1998   
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Census on the Net

        An innovative new way of accessing information from the 1996 Census is now available on this ABS web site.

        Two of the summary tables from the 1996 Census Basic Community Profile, are available free of charge, for areas ranging from Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) to all of Australia. The two tables are Selected Characteristics for all persons and Selected Medians. Data for local areas can be easily located by either clicking on the map or using the text search facility.

        By using the map facility, you can zoom in to different locations of interest. When you have determined your area of interest, data are displayed for that location.

        Alternatively the text search facility will provide data directly for a specified area.

        There's also on-line help at the bottom of each screen to assist you to better understand census geography and data.

    While you're looking at the ABS home page take the time to view the full summary of findings and selected tables from our publications entitled Selected Social and Housing Characteristics for SLAs (cat. no. 2015) and Characteristics for Urban Centres and Localities (cat. no. 2016).

          The ABS Statsite

          The ABS Statsite is a World Wide Web based statistical information service located at

          The type of information published on the ABS WWW site includes:
          Statistics - The part of our site where you will find our statistical output, publications and information papers. These include:
        • Key National Indicators
        • Community Profiles
        • 1996 Census of Population and Housing State Summaries
        • Australia in Brief
        • Selected Main Features
        • ABS Papers and Classifications
        • ABS Directories
        • Links to other Statistical Agencies
          News - News on our latest releases, new products, and changes and improvements to this site.
        • What's New
        • Release Advices
        • Media Releases
        • Year 2000 Testing. Detailed information covering those products about which the ABS has received most queries is being progressively posted onto this web site.
          Products and Services - Discover the range of products and services that the ABS has to offer.
        • CDATA96
        • Integrated Regional Database 1997 (IRDB97).
        • Census Update
        • PC AUSSTATS
        • ABS Catalogue
        • ABS Library Extension Program
        • ABS Education Services
          About the ABS
        • How to Contact the ABS
        • ABS Mission Statement
        • Informed Decision Making
        • ABS Annual Report 1996-97
        • ABS Top Level Structure
        • ABS Recruitment

          So the next time you're out surfing the net, take the time to have a look at the ABS Statsite. It will provide you with a detailed picture of the ABS and the products and services we offer.

          Check out the Profiles for yourself at https://www.abs.gov.au.