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Statistics and data

Finding statistics in censuses and surveys​

Australian census data

A census collects information about people living in a particular area and includes details of sex, age, income, employment, housing, religion and more. The first national census was conducted in 1911, and censuses are sent to households every five years.

Current Census data

Historical Census data

Census TableBuilder

  • Use this tool to create tables, graphs and maps of census data. Tables can be created and stored for reuse and manipulation. You can register to use TableBuilder and other ABS products. Use your organisation email address to automatically join your organisation in the Registration Centre.

Australian datasets and surveys for researchers

To access these datasets you need to register and apply as an individual researcher.