2011.0 - Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Proposed Products and Services, 2011  
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What is it?

QuickStats is a fast, simple way for you to understand your area at a glance.

QuickStats for Areas gives you a quick snapshot of Census information for your chosen area. It includes data on people, their families and dwellings in which they live.

QuickStats for Topics provides an overview of all the different data items you can get from the Census. It will help you get to the data you need and include links to related information.

If you want to know more about your chosen area or topic you will be able to explore it through direct links into Community Profiles or TableBuilder Basic.

To find out more about how the data was collected and what it means there will be links that takes you straight to the Census Dictionary.

Who is it for?

QuickStats is for anyone who wants quick summary information about an area or topic.

It is especially suited to:

  • anyone who just wants simple Census information
  • business owners
  • students.
Information can be used for assignments, presentations, proposals, purchasing or travel planning.

What's new?

QuickStat pages will look very different for the 2011 Census. A variety of techniques will be used to share the stories from the Census including data in tables, graphs and text.

If QuickStats doesn't give you the level of information you need you will be able to dive deeper into the data through direct links into TableBuilder Basic.

We will be designing QuickStats to be displayed on a series of web pages - but you will be able to print some (or all) of the QuickStat pages for your area and topic. You can even copy and paste the content directly into your documents and presentations.

It will be designed to be accessible by everyone, regardless of how they access the internet.

When will it be available?

First data releaseSecond data release
QuickStatsJune 2012October 2012

What does it do?

QuickStats will:
  • provide a snapshot summary of Census data for a selected region
  • explain the full range of data you can get for all Census Topics
  • be easy to use and always available no matter how you access the internet
  • include a range of graphic representations of the data
  • allow you to easily navigate to other products to further analyse the data
  • be easy to print or copy for easy distribution.

What might it look like?

To have a look at what QuickStats will look like for 2011 visit ABS Betaworks and follow the Census project link.