2021 Census product release guide

Census data will be released in a phased approach from 28 June 2022

The Census provides a valuable snapshot of information about Australians that reflects our community at the time the Census was undertaken. The most recent Census of Population and Housing was conducted on 10 August 2021. For more information see About the 2021 Census

    2021 Census data will be released in a phased approach. June 2022: Key population data. October 2022: Additional location variables and employment data. Early to Mid-2023: Complex topics.
    2021 Census data will be released in a phased approach. June 2022: Key population data. October 2022: Additional location variables and employment data. Early to Mid-2023: Complex topics.

    Accessing released data

    Once released, Census data can be accessed using a number of Census data tools. We have outlined below which data you can access through QuickStats, Community Profiles, Census TableBuilder, DataPacks and GeoPackages and when the data will be available in each. 

    If you would like more information about these tools or how to access Census data, please visit Which data tool is best for you? or see Census data tools and products

    Census data can also be accessed through API's and DataLab. More information on these tools can be found in Compare data services

    QuickStats

    QuickStats are a simple way to understand an area at a glance. They provide a summary of an area including demographics and tables on key characteristics of the people living in the area, their families, and their dwellings.

    There are three types of QuickStats: All persons, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Country of Birth.

    Expand the sections below to see what data will be available in QuickStats. 

    QuickStats - list of tables

    All persons list of tables
    TopicTable title
    SummaryPeople (sex and median age)
    Average children per family
    Average number of people per household
    Median weekly household income
    Median monthly mortgage repayments
    Median weekly rent
    Average number of motor vehicles per dwelling
    People and populationSex
    Indigenous status
    Age
    Registered marital status
    Social marital status
    EducationType of educational institution attending
    *Level of highest educational attainment
    Cultural diversityAncestry, top responses
    Country of birth, top responses
    Country of birth of parents
    Country of birth of father, top stated responses
    Country of birth of mother, top stated responses
    Religious affiliation, top responses
    Language used at home, top responses (other than English)
    Income and work*Participation in the labour force
    *Employment status
    *Employment, hours worked
    *Occupation, top responses
    *Industry of employment, top responses
    Median weekly income
    *Method of travel to work on the day of the Census, top responses
    Unpaid work and careUnpaid work and care
    Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
    HealthType of long-term health condition
    Count of selected long-term health conditions
    Australian Defence Force serviceAustralian Defence Force service
    FamiliesFamily composition
    Single (or lone) parents
    *Employment status of parents in couple families
    DwellingsDwelling count
    Dwelling structure
    Number of bedrooms
    Number of registered motor vehicles
    HousingHousehold composition
    Tenure type
    Household income
    Rent weekly payments
    Mortgage monthly repayments
    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoplesSex
    Median age
    Average number of people per household
    Average number of people per bedroom
    Median weekly household income
    Median weekly rent
    Median monthly mortgage repayments

    *Tables available after second release

    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people list of tables
    TopicTable title
    SummaryPeople (sex and median age)
    Number of families
    Average number of people per household
    Median weekly household income
    Median monthly mortgage repayments
    Median weekly rent
    People and populationIndigenous status
    Age
    Registered marital status
    Social marital status
    EducationType of educational institution attending
    *Level of highest educational attainment
    Cultural diversityAustralian Indigenous languages, top responses
    Ancestry, top responses
    Income and work*Participation in the labour force
    *Employment status
    *Occupation, top responses
    *Industry of employment, top responses
    Median weekly income
    Unpaid work and careUnpaid work and care
    HealthType of long-term health condition
    Count of selected long-term health conditions
    HousingDwelling characteristics
    Mortgage and rent
    Family household composition
    Dwelling structure
    Tenure type

    *Tables available after second release

    Country of birth list of tables - available second release
    TopicTable title
    Summary People
    Families
    All private dwellings
    Population and peoplePeople
    Age
    Registered marital status
    EducationType of educational institution attending
    Level of highest educational attainment
    Cultural diversityYear of arrival 
    Citizenship
    Ancestry, top responses
    Birthplace of spouse or partner
    Religious affiliation, top responses
    English language proficiency
    Income and work Participation in the labour force
    Employment status
    Employment, hours worked
    Occupation, top responses
    Industry of employment, top responses
    Median weekly incomes
    Method of travel to work on the day of the Census
    Unpaid work and careUnpaid work and care
    Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
    HealthType of long-term health condition
    Count of selected long-term health conditions
    FamiliesFamily composition
    Families with children
    Employment status of parents in couple families
    HousingDwelling structure
    Number of bedrooms
    Household composition
    Tenure type
    Mortgage and rent

    Variables available in QuickStats

    TopicVariableAll Persons    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleCountry of Birth
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family indicator (INGF)-1st Release -
    Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)1st Release 1st Release -
    Indigenous status (INGP)1st Release 1st Release -
    Whether reported using an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language at home (LNGP)-1st Release -
    Cultural diversityAncestry multi response (ANCP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Australian citizenship (CITP)--2nd Release
    Country of birth of father (BPMP)1st Release --
    Country of birth of mother (BPFP)1st Release --
    Country of birth of parents (BPPP)1st Release --
    Country of birth of person (BPLP)1st Release -2nd Release
    Language used at home (LANP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Proficiency in spoken English (ENGLP)--2nd Release
    Religious affiliation (RELP)1st Release -2nd Release
    Year of arrival in Australia (YARP)--2nd Release
    Disability and carersUnpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old age (UNCAREP)1st Release1st Release2nd Release
    Education and trainingLevel of highest educational attainment (HEAP)2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release
    Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Health Count of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Household and familiesFamily composition (FMCF)1st Release -2nd Release
    Family household composition (dwelling) (HCFMD)-1st Release -
    Family/household reference person indicator (RPIP)--2nd Release
    Household composition (HHCD)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)1st Release --
    Registered marital status (MSTP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Relationship in household (RLHP)--2nd Release
    Sex of lone parent (SLPP)1st Release --
    Social marital status (MDCP)1st Release 1st Release -
    HousingDwelling structure (STRD)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Dwelling type (DWTD)1st Release --
    Housing suitability (HOSD)-1st Release 
    Mortgage affordability indicator (MAID)1st Release --
    Mortgage repayments (monthly) dollar values (MRED)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Number of bedrooms in private dwelling (BEDD)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Rent (weekly) dollar values (RNTD)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Rent affordability indicator (RAID)1st Release --
    Tenure type (TEND)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Income and workCommunity Development Program participation (CDPP)-2nd Release-
    Hours worked (HRSP)2nd Release-2nd Release
    Industry of employment (INDP)2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release
    Labour force status (LFSP)2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release
    Labour force status of parents/partners in families (LFSF)2nd Release-2nd Release
    Occupation (OCCP)2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release
    Total family income (weekly) (FINF)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Total household income (weekly) (HIND)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Total personal income (weekly) (INCP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    LocationPlace of usual residence (PURP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    PopulationAge (AGEP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Sex (SEXP)1st Release -2nd Release
    Service with the Australian Defence ForceAustralian Defence Force service (ADFP)1st Release --
    TransportMethod of travel to work (MTWP)2nd Release-2nd Release
    Number of motor vehicles (VEHD)1st Release--
    Unpaid work and careUnpaid child care (CHCAREP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Unpaid domestic work: number of hours (DOMP)1st Release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Voluntary work for an organisation or group (VOLWP)1st Release 1st Release2nd Release

    Geographies available in QuickStats

    Geography availability for QuickStats by search type
     Quickstats search type
    Geography typeAll peopleAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleCountry of birth
    Australia (AUST)1st release1st release2nd release
    State/Territories (STE)1st release1st release2nd release
    Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4)1st release1st release-
    Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)1st release1st release-
    Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)1st release1st release-
    Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)1st release--
    Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA)1st release1st release2nd release
    Significant Urban Areas (SUA)3rd release--
    Urban Centre Localities (UCL)3rd release--
    Section of State (SOS)2nd release--
    Section of State Ranges (SOSR)2nd release--
    Remoteness Areas (RA)3rd release3rd release-
    Local Government Area 2021 (LGA 2021 boundaries)1st release--
    Suburbs and Localities (SAL)1st release--
    Postal Areas (POA)1st release--
    State Electoral Divisions (SED 2021 boundaries)1st release--
    Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (CED 2021 boundaries)1st release--
    Indigenous Regions (IREG)-1st release-
    Indigenous Areas (IARE)-1st release-
    Indigenous Locations (ILOC)-1st release-

    For more information on geographies available for Census data tools please see Understanding Census geography

    Community Profiles

    Community Profiles are tools for researching, planning, and analysing geographic areas for a number of social, economic and demographic characteristics. Community Profiles provide a comprehensive statistical picture of an area in Excel spreadsheets, delivering data relating to people, families, and dwellings.

    There are four types of Community profiles: General community profile, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples profile, Time series profile, and the Working population profile. 

    Community Profile templates will be available to download here.  

    Expand the sections below to see what data will be available in Community Profiles. 

    General community profile - list of tables

    General community profile
    First releaseSecond release
    Table numberTable titleTable numberTable title
    G01Selected person characteristics by sexG43Selected labour force, education and migration characteristics by sex
    G02Selected medians and averagesG44Place of usual residence 1 year ago by sex
    G03Place of usual residence by place of enumeration on Census Night by ageG45Place of usual residence 5 years ago by sex
    G04Age by sexG46Labour force status by age by sex
    G05Registered marital status by age by sexG47Labour force status by sex of parents by age of dependent children for couple families
    G06Social marital status by age by sexG48Labour force status by sex of parent by age of dependent children for one parent families
    G07Indigenous status by age by sex G49Highest non-school qualification: level of education by age by sex
    G08Ancestry by country of birth of parentsG50Highest non-school qualification: field of study by age by sex
    G09Country of birth of person by age by sexG51Highest non-school qualification: field of study by occupation by sex
    G10Country of birth of person by year of arrival in AustraliaG52Highest non-school qualification: level of education by occupation by sex
    G11Proficiency in spoken English by year of arrival in Australia by ageG53Highest non-school qualification: level of education by industry of employment by sex
    G12Proficiency in spoken English of parents by age of dependent childrenG54Industry of employment by age by sex
    G13Language used at home by proficiency in spoken English by sexG55Industry of employment by hours worked by sex
    G14Religious affiliation by sexG56Industry of employment by occupation
    G15Type of education institution attending (full/part-time student status by age) by sexG57Total family income (weekly) by labour force status of partners for couple families with no children
    G16Highest year of school completed by age by sexG58Total family income (weekly) by labour force status of parents/partners for couple families with children
    G17Total personal income (weekly) by age by sexG59Total family income (weekly) by labour force status of parent for one parent families
    G18Core activity need for assistance by age by sexG60Occupation by age by sex
    G19Type of long-term health condition by age by sexG61Occupation by hours worked by sex
    G20Count of selected long-term health conditions by age by sexG62Method of travel to work by sex
    G21Type of long-term health condition by selected person characteristics  
    G22Australian Defence Force service by age by sex  
    G23Voluntary work for an organisation or group by age by sex  
    G24Unpaid domestic work: number of hours by age by sex  
    G25Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age by age by sex  
    G26Unpaid child care by age by sex  
    G27Relationship in household by age by sex  
    G28Number of children ever born  
    G29Family composition  
    G30Family composition and country of birth of parents by age of dependent children  
    G31Family blending  
    G32Total family income (weekly) by family composition  
    G33Total household income (weekly) by household composition  
    G34Number of motor vehicles by dwellings  
    G35Household composition by number of persons usually resident  
    G36Dwelling structure  
    G37Tenure and landlord type by dwelling structure  
    G38Mortgage repayment (monthly) by dwelling structure  
    G39Mortgage repayment (monthly) by family composition  
    G40Rent (weekly) by landlord type  
    G41Dwelling structure by number of bedrooms  
    G42Dwelling structure by household composition and family composition  

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people profile - list of tables

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people profile
    First releaseSecond release
    Table numberTable titleTable numberTable title
    I01Selected person characteristics by Indigenous status by sex I19Selected labour force, education and migration characteristics by Indigenous status by sex
    I02Indigenous status by sex I20Highest non-school qualification: level of education by Indigenous status by age by sex 
    I03Age by Indigenous status by sex I21Labour force status by age by sex for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons
    I04Selected medians and averages  
    I05Australian Indigenous languages used at home by proficiency in spoken English for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons  
    I06Type of educational institution attending (full-time/part-time student status by age) by Indigenous status by sex  
    I07Highest year of school completed by Indigenous status by sex   
    I08Total personal income (weekly) by sex for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons  
    I09Core activity need for assistance by age by sex for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons   
    I10Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age, by age by sex for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons   
    I11Long-term health conditions by Indigenous status by sex  
    I12Type of long-term health condition by age for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons  
    I13Tenure and landlord type by dwelling structure by Indigenous status of household   
    I14Family composition by number of persons usually resident by Indigenous status of family  
    I15Household composition and family composition by number of persons usually resident by Indigenous status of household  
    I16Housing suitability by Indigenous household indicator  
    I17Total household income (weekly) by Indigenous status of household  
    I18Equivalised total household income (weekly) by Indigenous status of household  

    Time series profile - list of tables

    Time series profile
    First release (due for release late July)Second release
    Table numberTable titleTable numberTable title
    T01Selected person characteristics by sexT29Selected labour force, education and migration characteristics
    T02Selected medians and averagesT30Family composition and labour force status of parent(s)/partners by total family income (weekly)
    T03Age by sexT31Highest non-school qualification: level of education by age by sex
    T04Registered marital status by age by sexT32Highest non-school qualification: field of study by age by sex
    T05Social marital status by age by sexT33Labour force status by age by sex
    T06Indigenous status by age by sexT34Industry of employment by sex
    T07Number of children ever born by age of parentT35Occupation by sex
    T08Country of birth of person by sex  
    T09Ancestry by country of birth of parents  
    T10Language used at home by sex  
    T11Proficiency in spoken English by age  
    T12Religious affiliation by age  
    T13Type of educational institution attending (full-time/part-time student status by age) by sex  
    T14Dwelling structure by household composition and family composition  
    T15Dwelling structure by number of persons usually resident  
    T16Dwelling structure and number of bedrooms by number of persons usually resident for family households  
    T17Dwelling structure and number of bedrooms by number of persons usually resident for group households  
    T18Tenure and landlord type by dwelling structure  
    T19Rent (weekly) by landlord type  
    T20Rent (weekly) by family composition for couple families  
    T21Rent (weekly) by family composition for one parent families  
    T22Total family income (weekly) by number of children for couple families  
    T23Total family income (weekly) by number of children for one parent families  
    T24Total household income (weekly) by rent (weekly)  
    T25Family composition by mortgage repayment (monthly)  
    T26Couple families by income comparison for parents/partners  
    T27Family composition and social marital status by number of dependent children  
    T28Core activity need for assistance by age by sex  

    Working population profile - list of tables

    Working population profile
    Second release
    Table numberTable title
    W01Labour force status by age by sex
    W02Status in employment by age by sex
    W03Status in employment by hours worked by age
    W04Status in employment by labour force status by age by sex
    W05Status in employment by country of birth of person by sex
    W06Status in employment by total personal income (weekly) by sex
    W07Industry of employment by year of arrival in Australia
    W08Industry of employment by year of arrival in Australia by proficiency in spoken English
    W09Industry of employment by sex
    W10Industry of employment by owner managers by number of employees
    W11Industry of employment by hours worked by sex
    W12Industry of employment by occupation
    W13Occupation by sex
    W14Occupation of owner managers by number of employees
    W15Occupation by total personal income (weekly) by public/private sector
    W16Occupation by total personal income (weekly) by age
    W17Occupation by total personal income (weekly) by hours worked
    W18Occupation by total personal income (weekly) by highest non-school qualification: level of education
    W19Occupation by total personal income (weekly) for students aged 15-24 years
    W20Occupation by hours worked for students aged 15-24 years
    W21Method of travel to work by occupation
    W22Method of travel to work by age by sex
    W23Labour force status by type of educational institution attending (full-time/part-time student status) by age
    W24Labour force status by core activity need for assistance by age
    W25Long-term health conditions by age
    W26Labour force status by Indigenous status by sex
    W27Industry of employment by Indigenous status

    Variables available in Community Profiles

    TopicVariableGeneral community profileAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people profileTime series profileWorking population profile
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleIndigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)-1st release --
    Indigenous status (INGP)1st release 1st release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Cultural DiversityAncestry multi response (ANCP)1st release -1st Release -
    Australian citizenship (CITP)1st release -1st Release -
    Country of birth of parents (BPPP)1st release -1st Release -
    Country of birth of person (BPLP)1st release -1st Release 2nd Release
    Language used at home (LANP)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Proficiency in spoken English (ENGLP)1st release 1st release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Religious affiliation (RELP)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Year of arrival in Australia (YARP)1st release --2nd Release
    Disability and carersCore activity need for assistance (ASSNP)1st release 1st release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old age (UNCAREP)1st release 1st release --
    Education and trainingEducational institution: attendee status (TYSTAP)---2nd Release
    Full-time/part-time student status (STUP)1st release 1st release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Highest year of school completed (HSCP)1st release 1st release --
    Non-school qualification: field of study (QALFP)2nd Release-2nd Release-
    Non-school qualification: level of education (QALLP)2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release
    Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    HealthCount of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP)1st release 1st release -2nd Release
    Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)1st release 1st release -2nd Release
    Household and familiesCount of all children in family (CACF)--1st Release -
    Family blending (FBLF)1st release ---
    Family composition (FMCF)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Household composition (HHCD)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Registered marital status (MSTP)1st release -1st Release -
    Relationship in household (RLHP)1st release ---
    Social marital status (MDCP)1st release -1st Release -
    HousingDwelling structure (STRD)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Dwelling type (DWTD)1st release 1st release --
    Housing suitability (HOSD)-1st release --
    Landlord type  (LLDD)1st release -1st Release -
    Mortgage repayments (monthly) dollar values (MRED)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Number of bedrooms in private dwelling (BEDD)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Rent (weekly) dollar values (RNTD)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Tenure and landlord type  (TENLLD)1st release 1st release --
    Tenure type (TEND)--1st Release -
    Income and workEquivalised total household income (weekly) (HIED)-1st release --
    Hours worked (HRSP)2nd Release--2nd Release
    Industry of employment (INDP)2nd Release-2nd Release2nd Release
    Labour force status (LFSP)2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release
    Labour force status and hours worked not stated (LFHRP)2nd Release-2nd Release-
    Labour force status of parents/partners in families (LFSF)2nd Release--2nd Release
    Number of employees (EMPP)---2nd Release
    Occupation (OCCP)--2nd Release2nd Release
    Status in employment (SIEMP)---2nd Release
    Total family income (weekly) (FINF)1st release -1st Release -
    Total household income (weekly) (HIND)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Total personal income (weekly) (INCP)1st release 1st release 1st Release 2nd Release
    LocationPlace of usual residence (PURP)1st release 1st release 1st Release -
    Place of usual residence five years ago (PUR5P)2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release-
    Place of usual residence one year ago (PUR1P)2nd Release2nd Release2nd Release-
    Usual address indicator Census night (UAICP)1st release ---
    PopulationAge (AGEP)1st release 1st release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Number of children ever born (TISP)1st release -1st Release -
    Sex (SEXP)1st release 1st release 1st Release 2nd Release
    Service with the Australian Defence ForceAustralian Defence Force service (ADFP)1st release ---
    TransportMethod of travel to work (MTWP)2nd Release--2nd Release
    Number of motor vehicles (VEHD)1st release ---
    Unpaid work and careUnpaid child care (CHCAREP)1st release ---
    Unpaid domestic work: number of hours (DOMP)1st release ---
    Voluntary work for an organisation or group (VOLWP)1st release ---

    Geographies available in Community Profiles

    COMMUNITY PROFILES(a) - by type
    GEOGRAPHYGeneral CommunityAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeoplesTime SeriesWorking Population
    Australia (AUST)1st release1st release1st release2nd release
    State/Territories (STE)1st release1st release1st release2nd release
    Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4)1st release1st release1st release2nd release
    Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)1st release1st release1st release2nd release
    Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)1st release1st release1st release2nd release
    Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)----
    Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA)1st release1st release1st release2nd release
    Significant Urban Areas (SUA)2nd release---
    Urban Centre Localities (UCL)2nd release---
    Section of State (SOS)2nd release---
    Section of State Ranges (SOSR)2nd release---
    Remoteness Areas (RA)3rd release3rd release--
    Local Government Area 2021 (LGA 2021 boundaries)1st release1st release1st release2nd release
    Suburbs and Localities (SAL)1st release1st release--
    Postal Areas (POA)1st release---
    State Electoral Divisions (SED 2021 boundaries)1st release---
    Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (CED 2021 boundaries)1st release---
    Indigenous Regions (IREG)-1st release--
    Indigenous Areas (IARE)-1st release--
    Indigenous Locations (ILOC)-1st release--

     Footnote: 

    (a) Does not include 'No usual address', 'Migratory, offshore and shipping' geographies. 

    For more information on geographies available for Census data tools please see Understanding Census geography.

    TableBuilder

    Census TableBuilder allows you to build and customise tables to your own specifications. For more information, see TableBuilder

    The Census TableBuilder data item list will be available to download here.

    TableBuilder dataset list

    1st release2nd release 
    BasicProBasicPro
    2021 Census - cultural diversity2021 Census - counting dwellings, place of enumeration2021 Census - employment, income and education2021 Census - counting families, place of enumeration
    2021 Census - selected family characteristics2021 Census - counting persons, 15 years and over 2021 Census - internal migration2021 Census - counting persons, place of enumeration
     2021 Census - counting persons, place of usual residence2021 Census - selected dwelling characteristics 

     

    DataPacks

    DataPacks contain comprehensive data about people, families and dwellings for all Census geographies ranging from Australia down to Statistical Area Level 1. They are containers of data based on Census Community Profiles and include digital boundary files, metadata and reference documents to enable you to read the data.

    DataPacks are suitable for experienced Census data users who have their own databases or analysis systems. 

    The data provided in DataPacks is based on the four Community Profiles with the addition of the Place of enumeration profile, and is available at more levels of geography. 

    DataPacks templates will be available to download here.

    To see what data will be available in the DataPacks based on the general community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Time series and Working population profiles, see the Community Profiles section above.

    For information on the Place of enumeration profile and the available geographies for DataPacks, expand the sections below. 

    Place of enumeration profile - list of tables

    Place of enumeration profile
    First releaseSecond release
    Table numberTable titleTable numberTable title
    P01Selected person characteristics by sexP38Selected labour force, education and migration characteristics by sex
    P02Selected medians and averagesP39Highest non-school qualification: level of education by age by sex
    P03Place of usual residence by place of enumeration on Census Night by ageP40Highest non-school qualification: field of study by age by sex
    P04Age by sexP41Labour force status by age by sex
    P05Registered marital status by age by sexP42Industry of employment by age by sex
    P06Social marital status by age by sexP43Industry of employment by occupation
    P07Indigenous status by age by sex P44Occupation by age by sex
    P08Ancestry by country of birth of parentsP45Method of travel to work by sex
    P09Country of birth of person by sex  
    P10Country of birth of person by year of arrival in Australia  
    P11Proficiency in spoken English by year of arrival in Australia by sex  
    P12Proficiency in spoken English of parents by age of dependent children  
    P13Language used at home by sex  
    P14Religious affiliation by sex  
    P15Type of educational institution attending (full-time/part-time student status by age) by sex  
    P16Highest year of school completed by age by sex  
    P17Total personal income (weekly) by age by sex  
    P18Core activity need for assistance by age by sex  
    P19Type of long-term health condition by age by sex  
    P20Count of selected long-term health conditions by age by sex  
    P21Voluntary work for an organisation or group by age by sex  
    P22Unpaid domestic work: number of hours by age by sex  
    P23Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age, by age by sex  
    P24Unpaid child care by age by sex  
    P25Relationship in household by age by sex  
    P26Number of children ever born by age of parent  
    P27Family composition  
    P28Total family income (weekly) by family composition  
    P29Family blending  
    P30Total household income (weekly) by household composition  
    P31Number of motor vehicles by dwellings  
    P32Household composition by number of persons present on Census Night  
    P33Dwelling structure  
    P34Tenure and landlord type by dwelling structure  
    P35Mortgage repayment (monthly) by dwelling structure  
    P36Rent (weekly) by landlord type  
    P37Dwelling structure by number of bedrooms  

    Variables available in Place of enumeration profile

    TopicVariablePlace of enumeration profile
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleIndigenous status (INGP)1st release 
    Cultural diversityAncestry multi response (ANCP)1st release 
    Australian citizenship (CITP)1st release 
    Country of birth of parents (BPPP)1st release 
    Country of birth of person (BPLP)1st release  
    Language used at home (LANP)1st release 
    Proficiency in spoken English (ENGLP)1st release 
    Religious affiliation (RELP)1st release 
    Year of arrival in Australia (YARP)1st release 
    Disability and carersCore activity need for assistance (ASSNP)1st release  
    Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old age (UNCAREP)1st release  
    Education and trainingEducational institution: attendee status (TYSTAP)1st release 
    Full-time/part-time student status (STUP)1st release 
    Highest year of school completed (HSCP)1st release  
    Non-school qualification: field of study (QALFP)2nd release 
    Non-school qualification: level of education (QALLP)2nd release 
    Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)1st release  
    HealthCount of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP)1st release 
    Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)1st release 
     Family blending (FBLF)1st release 
    Family composition (FMCF)1st release  
    Household composition (HHCD)1st release 
    Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)1st release 
    Registered marital status (MSTP)1st release 
    Relationship in household (RLHP)1st release 
    Social marital status (MDCP)1st release 
    HousingDwelling structure (STRD)1st release 
    Dwelling type (DWTD)1st release 
    Landlord type (LLDD)1st release  
    Mortgage repayments (monthly) dollar values (MRED)1st release 
    Number of bedrooms in private dwelling (BEDD)1st release 
    Rent (weekly) dollar values (RNTD)1st release 
    Tenure and landlord type  (TENLLD)1st release 
     Industry of employment (INDP)2nd release 
    Labour force status (LFSP)2nd release 
    Occupation (OCCP)2nd release 
    Total family income (weekly) (FINF)1st release 
    Total household income (weekly) (HIND)1st release  
    Total personal income (weekly) (INCP)1st release 
    LocationPlace of usual residence (PURP)1st release 
    Place of usual residence five years ago (PUR5P)2nd release 
    Place of usual residence one year ago (PUR1P)2nd release 
    PopulationAge (AGEP)1st release 
    Number of children ever born (TISP)1st release 
    Sex (SEXP)1st release 
    TransportMethod of travel to work (MTWP)2nd release 
    Number of motor vehicles (VEHD)1st release 
    Unpaid domestic work and careUnpaid child care (CHCAREP)1st release  
    Voluntary work for an organisation or group (VOLWP)1st release 

    Geographies available in DataPacks

    DATAPACKS(a) - by type
    GEOGRAPHYGeneral CommunityAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeoplesTime SeriesWorking PopulationPlace of Enumeration
    Australia (AUST)1st release1st release1st release2nd release1st release
    State/Territories (STE)1st release1st release1st release2nd release1st release
    Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4)1st release1st release1st release2nd release1st release
    Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)1st release1st release1st release2nd release1st release
    Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)1st release1st release1st release2nd release1st release
    Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)1st release---1st release
    Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA)1st release1st release1st release2nd release1st release
    Significant Urban Areas (SUA)2nd release---2nd release
    Urban Centre Localities (UCL)2nd release---2nd release
    Section of State (SOS)2nd release---2nd release
    Section of State Ranges (SOSR)2nd release---2nd release
    Remoteness Areas (RA)3rd release3rd release--3rd release
    Local Government Area 2021 (LGA 2021 boundaries)1st release1st release1st release2nd release1st release
    Suburbs and Localities (SAL)1st release1st release--1st release
    Postal Areas (POA)1st release---1st release
    State Electoral Divisions (SED 2021 boundaries)1st release---1st release
    Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (CED 2021 boundaries)1st release---1st release
    Indigenous Regions (IREG)-1st release---
    Indigenous Areas (IARE)-1st release---
    Indigenous Locations (ILOC)-1st release---

    Footnote:

    (a) Includes 'No usual address' , 'Migratory, offshore and shipping' geographies.

    For more information on geographies available for Census data tools please see Understanding Census geography.

    GeoPackages

    GeoPackages contain comprehensive data about people, families and dwellings for Census geographical areas ranging from Statistical Areas Level 1 to the whole of Australia. GeoPackages are Census data linked to geographical boundary data from the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) in a database container.

    GeoPackages are suitable for experienced Census data users who want Community Profile data for numerous locations and have their own databases / Geographic Information System (GIS) software. GeoPackages do not include software.

    GeoPackages are based on the General community profile. To see what data will be available in GeoPackages, see the Community Profiles section above.

    For information on the geographies available for GeoPackages, expand the section below. 

    Geographies available in GeoPackages

    GEOPACKAGES(a)
    GEOGRAPHYGeneral Community
    Australia (AUST)1st release*
    State/Territories (STE)1st release*
    Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4)1st release*
    Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)1st release*
    Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)1st release*
    Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)1st release*
    Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA)1st release*
    Significant Urban Areas (SUA)2nd release
    Urban Centre Localities (UCL)2nd release
    Section of State (SOS)2nd release
    Section of State Ranges (SOSR)2nd release
    Remoteness Areas (RA)3rd release
    Local Government Area 2021 (LGA 2021 boundaries)1st release*
    Suburbs and Localities (SAL)1st release*
    Postal Areas (POA)1st release*
    State Electoral Divisions (SED 2021 boundaries)1st release*
    Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (CED 2021 boundaries)1st release*
    Indigenous Regions (IREG)-
    Indigenous Areas (IARE)-
    Indigenous Locations (ILOC)-

    Footnote:

    (a) Includes 'No usual address' , 'Migratory, offshore and shipping' geographies.

    *GeoPackages will not be available on 28 June 2022. We are working hard to make these available prior to 2nd release.

    For more information on geographies available for Census data tools please see Understanding Census geography.

    Other data products

    Census data will also be released in several other tools. These tools are outlined below with the 2021 Census data availability.

    ABS data APIs

    Data Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) enable fast access to ABS statistics by using machine to machine 'API calls'. These calls return statistics in a machine friendly format so that you can integrate data into your own systems as they are released. APIs will be available for first data release.

    Census data stories

    Stories and visualisations that relate to Census data on topics of interest. These stories can be found under the ‘Census data by topic’ tile. Spreadsheets containing summary data on the topics are also included. These stories will be progressively released from 28 June 2022.  

    Mesh block counts

    Mesh blocks are identified with a unique 11 digit code and are the smallest geographical unit (in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard) for which Census data is output. These datasets contain counts of the total usual resident population and the total dwelling count from the 2021 Census of Population and Housing. 2021 Census Mesh block counts will be released with first data release in 2022.

    Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas

    Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) ranks areas in Australia according to relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage. The indexes are based on information from the five-yearly Census. 2021 Census data will be available from third data release in 2023.

    Census Microdata

    Basic and Detailed microdata files contain a small random sample of unidentified private households, associated persons, and a small random sample of persons in non-private dwellings. 2021 Census data will be available from third data release in 2023.

    Estimates of Homelessness

    The ABS will release the 2021 Census Estimates of Homelessness in early to mid-2023.