TableBuilder

Create, save and download your own tables. Find out about costs and how to access.

Released
8/11/2021

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Latest updates

We are conducting a series of upgrades to TableBuilder to strengthen security and upgrade to the latest versions of underlying software. Keep up to date here with the latest developments about system changes and when new data will be released.

21 September 2022

  • TableBuilder is back online following a successful system update to provide greater data protection and is ready to use.
  • All Census data, including 2021 Census first release, is now available for free in TableBuilder.
  • What's changed:
    • Submit your tables to the queue to populate with data and download, instead of viewing on screen (similar to the existing process used to generate large tables).
    • Small tables usually take less than a minute to complete, several minutes for large tables and an hour or longer for very large tables.

    • Maps, graphs and quantiles are no longer available as data is returned in downloads instead of on screen.

If you have any questions or concerns about using the latest version of TableBuilder read this user guide (see left menu) or contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


TableBuilder is a flexible way to access detailed data where you can:

  • build your own tables based on underlying microdata
  • select the data items of your choice for cross-tabulation
  • display counts, percentages and relative standard errors in your table
  • calculate means and medians for continuous variables such as income
  • tables are automatically treated to protect privacy and confidentiality before the output is provided to you
  • download tables as CSV, Excel and SDMX files
  • create, save and share customised geographic areas and recodes with other registered users
  • see Topics for a full list of files in TableBuilder

Cost

Some datasets are free, while other datasets are subject to an annual subscription charge. Costs are per organisation - add unlimited members to your organisation at any time at no additional charge.

Subscription servicePrice (12 months ending June 2023)
Census TableBuilder BasicFree
Census TableBuilder ProFree for organisation members*
Businesses in AustraliaFree
TableBuilder - other datasets$1,390 per data series

*Contact microdata.access.abs.gov.au if you have not automatically been joined to your organisation in the Registration Centre 

How to access

  1. Register using your organisation email address to automatically join your organisation in the Registration Centre.
    • When you register, you are automatically granted access to Census TableBuilder Basic and Businesses in Australia
    • All organisation members are also automatically granted access to Census TableBuilder Pro (free) and to your organisation's subscribed products (charged per organisation)
    • If your organisation has not yet subscribed or if you have not automatically joined an organisation, email microdata.access@abs.gov.au, including your name, organisation, user ID number and the products and systems you want to subscribe to
  2. Log in to access TableBuilder using your Registration Centre ID and password.

Privacy policy

The ABS privacy policyCensus privacy policy and TableBuilder privacy impact assessment outline how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us. 

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