2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Oct 2007  
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Census DataPacks - Meeting your data needs


What are Census DataPacks?
Census DataPacks are a comprehensive CD-ROM product that contain all of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing Community Profile Series data along with digital boundaries. There are seven profiles that make up the Census DataPacks series:

  • Basic Community
  • Place of Enumeration
  • Indigenous
  • Time Series
  • Working Population
  • Expanded Community and
  • Estimated Residential Profiles.

They contain the main Census characteristics relating to persons, families and dwellings covering most topics on the Census form.

Census DataPacks are for those who are familiar with using Census data and its concepts. They are ideal for those with their own analysis systems or databases as the data is contained on a CD-ROM which can be easily imported into existing systems ready for manipulation.Census DataPacks contain data for all of Australia, down to Collection District (CD) levels depending on the profile, and the digital boundaries 'in bulk'.

Census DataPacks would be a valuable resource for use by researchers and academics, as well as small and large businesses and government agencies.

What formats are Census DataPacks available in?
The Community Profile data contained in the DataPacks comes in Comma Separated Variable (CSV) format while the Digital Boundaries are in Geographic Information System (GIS) formats '.Mid/Mif' and 'ESRI.shp'.


What's available and how to order Census DataPacks
Basic Community Profile DataPack (BCP)
(cat no. 2069.0.30.001)
This is the primary profile DataPack consisting of key person, family, and dwelling characteristics based on place of usual residence (where Census respondents usually live).

Indigenous Profile DataPack (IP)
(cat no. 2069.0.30.002)
The Indigenous Profile DataPack contains data on key Census characteristics of the Indigenous population, along with some data for comparisons with the non-Indigenous population.

Time Series Profile DataPack (TSP)
(cat no. 2069.0.30.003)
The Time Series Profile DataPack compares data from the 1996, 2001, and 2006 Censuses and is based on place of enumeration (where Census respondents were located on Census Night).

Place of Enumeration Profile DataPack (PEP)
(cat no. 2069.0.30.004)
This DataPack is based on where the Census respondent was counted on Census Night 8 August, 2006.

Expanded Profile DataPack (XCP)
(cat no. 2069.0.30.005)
Contains all the information from the Basic Community Profile DataPack in addition to data on relationships within a family, living costs, and dwelling structures based on place of usual residence.

Working Population Profile DataPack (WPP)
(cat no. 2069.0.30.006)
The Working Population Profile DataPack is based on Place of Work and contains key Census characteristics of the working population.

Estimated Resident Population DataPack (ERP)
(cat no. 2069.0.30.007)
This DataPack contains data about Australia’s Estimated Resident Population.



ProfileCat Product no:PriceRelease

BCP2069.0.30.001$115First Release August 2007 / Second Release 25 October 2007
IP2069.0.30.002$115First Release August 2007 / Second Release 25 October 2007
TSP2069.0.30.003$115First Release August 2007 / Second Release 26 November 2007
PEP2069.0.30.004$115First Release September 2007 / Second Release 26 November 2007
XCP2069.0.30.005$115First Release September 2007 / Second Release 26 November 2007
WPP2069.0.30.006$115First and only Release 19 December 2007
ERP2069.0.30.007$115First and only Release August 2008


Each Census DataPack is priced at $115. To see if Census DataPacks meets your data needs or to order, simply call the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.