This release of Data by region presents various data for 2015-2020 and Census of Population and Housing data for 2011 and 2016.
To access the Data by region map interface, refer to Data by region. This interface enables users to search and explore data for regions across Australia.
Data is available for:
- States and Territories
- Greater Capital City Statistical Areas
- Statistical Areas 2, 3 and 4
- Indigenous Locations, Indigenous Areas, and Indigenous Regions
- Remoteness Areas
- Local Government Areas
For more information, see the Statistical Geography page of the ABS website, Australian Statistical Geography Standard, Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, Australian Statistical Geography Standard: Volume 2 – Indigenous Structure, Australian Statistical Geography Standard, Volume 3 - Non-ABS Structures, and Australian Statistical Geography Standard: Volume 5 - Remoteness Structure.
Data for 'Other Territories' has been included for some but not all of the data sets included in Data by region, dependent on its availability in the source datasets. In some cases Other Territories contribute to the totals for States and Australia but are not presented separately (due to availability). For this reason, summing data at lower geographic levels to State or Australia totals may result in figures that don't align to the published values.
Data is sourced from a wide variety of collections, both ABS and non-ABS. When analysing these statistics, care needs to be taken as time periods, definitions, methodologies, scope, and coverage can differ across collections.
Data presented in this product are sourced from administrative datasets, the Census of Population and Housing, and various ABS surveys.
Updated data series
Care should be taken in comparing data within previous and current releases of Data by region as:
- some data have been revised
- releases prior to June 2021 may use earlier editions of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Non ABS Structures
Updates to this latest release from the previous 2014-2019 release are summarised in the following tables below.
|Regional internal and overseas migration estimates||2020 data added, 2019 data revised in line with revisions to the source data|
|Estimated resident population - total and population density||2020 data added, 2019 data revised in line with revisions to the source data|
|Births and deaths||2019 data added, 2015-2018 data revised in line with revisions to the source data|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples||New items (unpaid work and dwelling internet connection) added from 2011 and 2016 Census; new geographies added (RA, IREG, IARE, ILOC), data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries|
|Counts of Australian businesses, entries and exits||2020 data added, new items added for turnover size by number of business entries, exits, and total, prior year data revised in line with revisions to the source data|
|Building approvals||2020 data added, 2017-2019 data revised in line with revisions to the source data|
|Personal insolvencies||2020 data added, 2015-2019 data revised in line with changes to the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) data collection method and revisions to the source data for business and non-business related personal insolvencies. 2020 data added for occupation of debtors. Selected causes of personal insolvencies data have not been updated due to a change in the data collection method. Data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries.|
|Motor vehichle census||2020 data added, minor revisions to 2015-2019 data, data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries|
|Selected Government pensions and allowances||2020 data added for Department of Veteran's Affairs pensions and allowances, data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries|
|Personal income in Australia||2018 data added|
|Jobs in Australia||2018 data added, 2015-2017 data revised, data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries|
|Solar installations||Replaced accumulated total installations data items with annual installations data items|
|Land area||New geographies added (RA, IREG, IARE, ILOC), data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries|
|Children enrolled in a preschool program, children attending a preschool program||Data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries|
|Estimated resident population - males, females and total persons||2020 data added, 2019 data revised in line with revisions to the source data, revised data for 2015-18 to 2020 LGA boundaries|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples||New estimated resident population for 2011 and 2016 for IREG, IARE, ILOC and RA, and new culture and health items for RA|
|Selected Government pensions and allowances||2020 data added for Department of Social Services pensions and allowances, revised data 2015-2019 - data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries, Jobseeker new data item in 2020 (replacing Newstart allowance)|
|Children enrolled in a preschool program, children attending a preschool program||2020 data added, 2015-19 data updated to 2020 LGA boundaries|
|Protected land areas||2020 data added for Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment protected land areas, 2016 and 2018 revised data for SA2, State, and LGA. All LGA data provided on 2020 LGA boundaries, data provided for SA3, SA4 and GCCSA for 2020 only|
|Residential property prices||2020 data added, revised 2019 data - updated to 2020 LGA boundaries|