1996 Census data
Access 1996 Census data and products
|Australia's 13th Census of Population and Housing was conducted on Tuesday 6 August 1996. Data from the 1996 Census is available through the following products. |
Basic Community Profile for AustraliaDetailed tables of key characteristics for people, families and dwellings for Australia, States, Statistical Divisions, Statistical Subdivisions and Statistical Local Areas.
To access data for 1996, select the 1996 Census year from the drop-down list in the Community Profiles Search box.
Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA96)Summary measures derived from 1996 Census data. SEIFA includes five indexes to allow ranking of regions and areas, providing a method of determining the level of social and economic well-being in each region.
1996 Household Sample File (HSF)A comprehensive Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) of 1996 Census variables, containing a 1% random sample of private dwellings and associated family and person records, and a 1% random sample of persons from non-private dwellings.
The 1996 HSF is available via the ABS Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) for ABS approved users. For more information on how to gain access to the HSF visit the the How to apply for microdata page.
CDATA96A powerful desktop software package that allows users to analyse and display comprehensive 1996 Census data in detailed maps, graphs and reports. This product is no longer sold by the ABS, and limited support is available for existing users.
Census data analysis and publications
Social AtlasesA series of publications that use maps to highlight key characteristics of the population in Australia's capital cities and selected regional centres. The maps depict social, economic and housing characteristics based on 1996 Census data. A wide range of topics are covered in the atlases relating to population, cultural diversity, work, housing, families, education and training and economic resources.
Selected characteristics for urban centres and localities