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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census

25 July 2017

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has now released the first round of official data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

After a preview of what makes the ‘typical’ Australian at the national and state/territory level in April 2017, the ABS released the first round of 2016 Census data for almost all geographies to tell us who we are, what we do, how we live and where we're headed.

A fast, simple way for users to access the first release of these statistics is through QuickStats. QuickStats makes high level, at a glance, Census data available from small areas to state, territory and Australia level.

2016 and previous Census data is also available through TableBuilder, Datapacks, Community Profiles, analytical articles, and infographics.

Another way to access other ABS statistics on geographical regions within Australia is the Data by Region interface. Data by Region allows users to choose a region in Australia and find data for that region, either through browsing, searching or using a map interface.

Census data seminars

The ABS is hosting a series of free Census data seminars across Australia throughout July and August 2017, revealing what the 2016 Census of Population and Housing tells us about ourselves, our communities and Australia.

Seminars will provide an overview of:

  • 2016 Census results
  • Key findings specific to the seminar locations
  • Understanding Census data
  • Census data product support and guidance.

Capital city seminars are also being webcast live and will be available on the ABS Youtube channel after the event.

Find a seminar near you and register to attend.