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.
2021 Census data is being released in stages. To find out more, please refer to the 2021 Census product release guide.
Search by area name
Search by geography
Search by address
Search by country of birth
2021 country of birth QuickStats will be available in the second Census data release. For information see 2021 Census data release guide.
Search by map
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:
- QuickStats – summary statistics for the area
QuickStats are presented for all persons, but are also available for a specific sub-population, for example the Indigenous population.
- Community Profiles – more detailed statistics for the area
Community Profiles 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 see how to use Search Census data.
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.