2006 Census DataPacks

05/08/2015 - The ABS no longer produces or sells DataPack CD-ROMs.

'2006 DataPacks' is a CD-ROM product containing 2006 Census of Population and Housing Community Profile data for all of Australia to the Collection District (CD) level and the matching digital boundary basemaps in generic Geographical Information System (GIS) format.

Please Note : There is no software included in this product.

This product contains data, digital boundary basemap files and metadata/referencing documents to enable the user to read the data. The 'data' and 'digital boundary basemap' files need to be opened in tabulation and mapping software to read both file formats.

The '2006 Datapacks' product contains the 2006 Community Profile Series data in CSV format and digital boundary basemaps in both '.Mid/Mif' and 'ESRI.shp' formats. There is a separate DataPack for each profile as outlined below:

Basic Community Profile
    Basic demographic information for an area, including age, ancestry, income, education, family type and more.
Indigenous Profile
    Key Census characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, families and dwellings. Includes comparisons with non-Indigenous people.
Place of Enumeration Profile
    Key Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings. The data are based on place of enumeration. It differs from the other Community Profiles in that it provides data on where people were counted on Census Night rather than where they 'usually' live or their 'usual address'.
Time Series Profile
    How have we changed over the past decade? What trends have occurred in housing, families, education? The Time Series Profile provided information to conduct analysis and compare statistics across a number of years.
Expanded Community Profile
    More detailed information about an area's characteristics. It builds on the Basic Community Profile, providing more categories within a classification.
Working Population Profile
    Provides a range of data, including how many people work full-time or part-time, their incomes, which industries they work in, which industries have people working long hours, which occupations utilise the Internet, and how people travel to work.
Estimated Resident Population Profile
    Contains for each State and Territory the ERP by five-year age group and sex as at 30 June 2001 and 30 June 2006.
    A more detailed description of the DataPacks product, the release timetable and the geographic availability of each profile, is presented in the DataPacks Product Brief.