2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Apr 2002  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/05/2002   
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The data release countdown has begun...

The 2001 Census of Population and Housing was conducted on Tuesday 7 August 2001. All forms have been processed and ABS is now just a few short months away from the release of the first data. This Census will see more data than ever before provided free to the community through the ABS web site. Data will be progressively released to the ABS web site from June 2002. Read on to find out just what will be available.

What data can you expect to access free via the web site?

Basic Community Profiles

The ABS web site will provide all Basic Community Profiles (BCPs) with geography down to Statistical Local Area (SLA) level for all of Australia. Clients will be able to access information on their area of interest via an intuitive, drill-down map interface incorporating key geographical identifiers. Tables will include counts of people by sex, age, marital status, income, family and dwelling characteristics to provide a profile of the area selected.

Main Findings

The web site will also provide, free of charge, the main findings from the publications series:

  • Selected Social and Housing Characteristics (Cat. Nos. 2015.0 - 8)
  • Selected Education and Labour Force Characteristics (Cat. Nos. 2017.0 - 8)
  • Selected Characteristics for Urban Centres/Localities (Cat. Nos. 2016.0 - 7)

Census Snapshots

Census Snapshots provide readily accessible summary information for selected areas and have been developed with casual users and the media in mind. This summary information is extracted from BCP tables and can be readily adapted for reports or used as a ready reference. Some time series information is also provided for comparison of the characteristics of selected areas over time.

Access to Census Snapshots is very simple. You can either drill-down using area names or by map interface enabling users to select areas of interest. Snapshots will be available for:
  • Australia;
  • States and Territories;
  • Capital City Statistical Divisions; and
  • Statistical Local Areas

CLIB 2001 - The Census in your Library

CLIB 2001 is an electronic product provided free of charge to members of the ABS Library Extension Program (LEP). CLIB 2001 contains a large volume of tabulated data and software that allows access, display and printing of the data. It will be available as both a CD-ROM and as a limited access Internet based product. CLIB 2001 will contain the entire Community Profile Series and Classification Counts.


Help is a mere click away

There will be a large amount of data available via the web site, including a wide range of reference and advisory information such as:-
  • product demonstrations (CDATA 2001 demonstration coming soon!)

Access to census data will be available by simply logging onto the ABS web site at www.abs.gov.au/census.