Census data

Planning for the 2021 Census

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is effectively preparing for the 2021 Census.

APO NT Submission to the Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Ensuring Fair Representation of the Northern Territory) Bill 2020

In this submission, Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APO NT) expresses their concern that the Northern Territory needs to be further included in government relations such as voter engagement, more accurate census data, and a significant presence in the House of Representatives.

Valuing the Australian Census

This ABS-commissioned report outlines the findings of an independent valuation of the Australian Census, which found that for every $1 invested in the Census, $6 of value was generated to the Australian economy.

Report of the Independent Review of New Zealand’s 2018 Census

As this report highlights, the 2018 Census represented a significant change from its predecessor in 2013. This change was consistent with international developments and the public-sector focus on digital services, and aligned with Statistics NZ’s long-term census transformation strategy.

Libraries’ guide to the 2020 Census

This guide contains practical information to assist library staff in addressing potential patron and community requests regarding the upcoming 2020 Census in the United States.
Technical report

Spatial distribution of working age adults with disabilities across Australia: a small area analysis of the 2016 Census

This paper documents technical specifications for the production of a geographic analysis and graphical presentation of the proportion of working age adults with disabilities in Australia at Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2). This exercise is part of the Mapping Inequities Work Program within the Centre...

3419.0.55.001 - Microdata: Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset, 2016

The 2016 Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset (ACTEID) has been created by linking two rich sources of migrant data together, the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing and temporary visa holders data from the Department of Home Affairs...
Briefing paper

An indicator of need for community legal centres: introducing NLAS(CLC)

In 2018, the Law and Justice Foundation developed a resource which provided tabulation of data on legal needs for each generalist community legal centres (CLC) catchment. To best meet the requirements of the CLC sector, a bespoke measure of legal need was developed for inclusion...
Briefing paper

Locating demand: updating the Need for Legal Assistance Services indicators

In 2015 the Foundation developed the Need for Legal Assistance Services (NLAS) indicators. These provide a census-based measure of the geographic distribution of potential demand for not-for-profit legal assistance services from organisations such as legal aid commissions and community legal centres. Following the release by...
Briefing paper

Homelessness in NSW: electorate statistics

This backgrounder examines homelessness in the 93 NSW electorates using data from the 2011 and 2016 Censuses. The Parliamentary Research Service has also published an interactive map and table showing this data.

Evidence-based policy: Data needed for robust evaluation of industry policies

This paper is a review of how Australia can improve is evidence based policy making, in particular by using currently restricted micro datasets from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Audio podcast

Speaking with: Alanna Kamp about the erasure of Chinese Australian women from our history books

Dallas Rogers speaks with Western Sydney Univeristy's Alanna Kamp about her research on the forgotten lives of Chinese Australian women in the 20th Century, the silence in our census records about their experiences, and why it matters for our understanding of Australia’s national identity.
Conference paper

Validating mobile phone generated bicycle route data in support of active transportation

As our cities continue to growth in an era of urbanization there is a need to harness the power of big data to support data driven planning. Yet we need to ensure this data in credible and reliable, particularly when obtained from smart phone apps...

Census of population and housing: estimating homelessness, Australia

This statistics report shows the rate of homelessness within Australia, for the time period up until November 2012.

Transforming the New Zealand census of population and dwellings: issues, options, and strategy

This report presents the issues on the development of a strategic direction and timeline for the transformation of the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings. This development is part of Tomorrow’s Official Population and Social Statistics Programme. 1. The New Zealand Census of Population...

Census 2011

The most recent Census of Population and Housing was conducted on 9 August 2011. This was Australia's sixteenth national Census, and marked 100 years of national Census taking in Australia. The 2011 Census was the largest logistical peacetime operation ever undertaken in Australia, employing over...
Briefing paper

NSW state electoral districts ranked by 2016 Census characteristics

​This paper presents data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing for the 93 NSW State Electoral Districts (SEDs). Data is presented according to the electoral district boundaries announced in September 2013. A political party affiliation has been provided for each electoral district, as...
Briefing paper

NSW electorate profiles: 2016 Census

This paper presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census of Population and Housing for the 93 NSW State Electoral Districts (SEDs) as redistributed in 2013.

Indigenous residential segregation in towns and cities, 1976–2016

This study traces the trajectory of Indigenous residential segregation in sixty Australian towns and cities, using census data from 1976 to 2016.

Preschool participation

This report examines what the 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing can tell us about preschool participation among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian population.