Search Census data
This search page provides access to Census data through QuickStats and Community Profile data products. Tell us what you think of this new search tool via the green feedback button on the right of this page.
To view Census data, use the search options on the left of the page or select an area using the map. The data is accessed by links that will appear below the map. You can view summary statistics for the area as QuickStats for all persons, or for the Indigenous population specifically. To view more detailed statistics, you can download a Community Profile spreadsheet. For summary statistics on people born overseas, you can use the Country of birth search on the left.
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Resources to assist you with your data search.
About this search page
This page allows you to search for Census data by selecting your area of interest in the relevant Census year. The interactive map will assist with your search options. Results are presented as either:
- Summary statistics for the area - QuickStats
These are presented for all persons, but are also available for a specific sub-population, for example the Indigenous population.
- More detailed statistics for the area - Community Profiles
These present multiple data tables covering demographic, household and dwelling characteristics for the area. They can be viewed by downloading an excel spreadsheet after clicking on the Community Profile search result.
For more detailed guidance, please refer to this information about Census tools and products.
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 see: Understanding Census geography.
Other useful resources
You can download the Census form, as well as view glossary terms and definitions of classifications in: 2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016.
Information about understanding Census data is available in: 2900.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Census and Census Data, Australia, 2016.
Information is also available about which Census tool is best for you.