2066.0 - CDATA Newsletter, Jun 2007  
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2006 Census data – out soon!

The ABS will be releasing data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing on Wednesday 27 June 2007.

All Census Data on the ABS website is available for free! www.abs.gov.au/census.

You can find Census data by using one of the following online products:

  • QuickStats - A quick and simple summary of key Census statistics relating to people, families and dwellings.
  • MapStats - A range of Census thematic maps based on larger geographies depicting selected population, ethnicity, family, income, labour force and dwelling characteristics. MapStats was previously called QuickMaps.
  • Census Tables - A product that offers you the chance to get Census data in a single table for a specified geographic area.

More products will be available online in the future:
  • Community Profiles - A series of tables providing key Census characteristics related to people, families and dwellings, covering most topics on the Census form.
  • CDATA Online - A sophisticated product which gives expert users the freedom to select and combine geographic areas from a single collection district through to an entire state or Australia.
  • Table Builder - Aimed at experienced users of Census data, this product will allow you to design and populate your own tables of Census data through an interactive web interface. Table Builder is a subscription only service that costs $1,320 for access to either the 2001 or 2006 Census data, and $1,550 for both the 2001 and 2006 Censuses. The price of Table Builder includes an introductory session on its use and on going Help-line support.

Bookmark www.abs.gov.au and follow the Census link to check out upcoming Census data release dates.

This new range of Internet products has been developed to cater for the varying levels of expertise and experience amongst census data users. Should you have any feedback on our new products, please email us at census.software@abs.gov.au

Michael Beahan
Census Products & Services

Contact Us
Census Technical Helpline 1800 676 646
Email: census.software@abs.gov.au
(for help with CDATA 2001, SEIFA 2001 and CLIB2001)

National Information Service 1300 135 070
(for all other ABS inquiries)

Newspoint Editor
Stephen O’Connor
Phone 02 6252 6013

CDATA User Group Manager
Simon Jarman
Phone 02 6252 6015

QuickMaps is now called MapStats!

Image: QuickMaps has a new name

You can try out MapStats online now from the ABS website www.abs.gov.au/census, using 2001 Census data.

MapStats provides you with a series of thematic maps showing the distribution of Census data for a chosen location. MapStats covers a range of Census topics including ethnicity, family, income, labour force and dwelling characteristics.

2006 Datapacks – Release Dates!

'2006 Datapacks' is a CD-ROM product containing 2006 Census of Population and Housing Community Profile data for all of Australia to the Collection District (CD) level and the matching digital boundary basemaps in generic Geographical Information System (GIS) format.

The '2006 Datapacks' product contains:

  • 2006 Community Profile data in CSV format and
  • digital boundary basemaps in both '.Mid/Mif' and 'ESRI.shp' formats.

The '2006 Datapacks' product has been designed for several purposes:

  • for Clients to use with database or analysis systems (e.g. SQL, GIS and other mapping or tabulation software);
  • for Clients who require access to the Census 2006 Community Profile data & digital boundaries 'inbulk'.
  • for licensed 'Secondary Providers' who wish to produce a GIS product similar to 'CDATA 2001 - Full GIS'.

Consistent with the two-phase release of 2006 Census data, there will be two releases of some Census Community Profiles.

Therefore there will be a 2nd Release of some '2006 Datapacks' products. The various '2006 Datapacks - 2nd Release' products will also contain the data and boundaries previously released with the 1st Release products.

2006 Digital Boundaries:First Release: expected to be August 2007
Second Release: expected to be October 2007
Basic Community Profile:First Release: expected to be August 2007
Second Release: expected to be October 2007
Indigenous Profile:First Release: expected to be August 2007
Second Release: expected to be October 2007
Time Series Profile: First release tables: expected to be August 2007
Second release tables: expected to be from November 2007
Place of Enumeration Profile:First release tables: expected to be September 2007
Second release tables: expected to be from November 2007
Expanded Community Profile:First release tables: expected to be September 2007
Second release tables: expected to be from November 2007
Working Population Profile:Expected release December 2007
Estimated Resident Population:Expected release August 2008

New South Wales in Focus

Image: New South Wales In Focus Available Now

New South Wales in Focus (cat. no. 1338.1), released on 17 May, provides a contemporary record of activity within the state, presenting an array of useful and interesting statistics from both ABS and non-ABS sources.

The materials presented in this publication are organised into twelve chapters representing areas of social or economic importance: population, family and community, health, education and training, work, economic resources, housing, crime and justice, transport, economic activity, and the environment. The final chapter presents national and international indicators. At the beginning of each chapter a summary table presents a time series of key indicators, followed by more detailed statistics relating to issues identified within each topic.

The 2007 edition includes a chapter on work which provides an expanded analysis of labour force status, underutilisation, job mobility, skilled employment, and information about people not in the labour force. In addition, selected national and international indicators, covering a range of topics, have been included for comparative purposes.

NSW in Focus is an easy to use reference for government agencies, universities, other education facilities, research organisations, businesses and the general community.

NSW in Focus is produced annually and is available free of charge from the ABS web site.

For further information contact Allan McLean on (02) 9268 4795, email client.services@abs.gov.au.

Year Book Australia 2007

Image: Year Book Australia 2007

The Year Book Australia 2007 was released in March 2007. The Year Book has become very popular with Clients, as it provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of our great nation.

Copies of this limited edition Australian Bureau of Statistics flagship publication cost $97.00.

Orders can be made using your credit card online or by contacting the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 07.

Internet users can freely access the content from the Year Book online.

The Year Book is a comprehensive source of information about Australia and is an ideal addition to your reference collection.