Resources to assist you with your data search.
GeoPackages contain comprehensive data about people, families and dwellings for Census geographical areas ranging from Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1) to the whole of Australia. GeoPackages are Census data linked to geographical boundary data from the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) in a SQLite container.
For more detailed guidance, please see the GeoPackages user guide
About Census geographies
To access Census data about an area, you will need to select a geography – in some cases, you might be faced with different options for the area you’re interested in. Selecting the right geography will largely depend on the population, characteristics or general trends you’re interested in.
Because Census data gives us a snapshot of Australia at a point in time, it’s important to note that these geographic boundaries are reflective of what they were on Census night, for the year the Census was collected.
For more information on 2021 geographies see: Understanding Census geography.
Other useful resources
To view definitions and glossary terms for classifications and variables, see: 2021 Census dictionary.
To download the 2021 Census household form, see: sample copies of the 2021 Census paper forms.
Information about understanding Census data is located in: Census data tools and products.
For more information on previous Censuses, see: Historical Census data.