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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
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DEMOGRAPHY NEWS

NSS SEMINAR - POPULATION ESTIMATES BASED ON THE NEW ABS STATISTICAL GEOGRAPHY

To help prepare users for the impending release of a national series of population estimates under the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) the ABS presented information seminars detailing the future of sub-state population estimates. A video recording of one of these information seminars and the accompanying slides is now available on the National Statistical Service (NSS) website.

2011 CENSUS DATA RELEASE OVERVIEW

The ABS is developing a range of products and services from the 2011 Census to meet the objective of providing users of statistics with the information they need. Emphasis will be placed on providing a timely and responsive range of products.

The Internet will continue to be the main dissemination tool for the 2011 Census. Previously the ABS released Census data as a defined range of products containing predefined tables for most levels of geography. While this defined data will still be available in 2011, other internet-based products will also be available. These products will have greater flexibility, allowing clients to choose topics rather than just geography and even to have some ability to create or alter cross-classifications. Predominantly, data from the 2011 Census will be released free of charge.

Detailed information around Census products, release dates and changes to 2011 Census data concepts and classifications are provided in Census of Population and Housing - Products and Services, 2011 (cat. no. 2011.0.55.001).

Staged Release


As with the 2006 Census, there will be a staged release of the data. Basic data items will be available in the first data release (21 June 2012) and others that require more detailed processing will be released as part of the second data release (30 October 2012). The ABS website will continue to be used as the main channel for the release of Census data.

Area based analysis


The power of Census data lies in the ability to analyse information at a detailed area level. Census data will be released on two different bases: place of usual residence and place of enumeration.

Census data at place of usual residence are based on the reported usual residence of all people enumerated on Census Night. Overseas visitors and Australians overseas are excluded. Usual addresses are coded to Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1s). Usual residence Census data will be available for SA1s and aggregates of SA1s.

Census data at place of enumeration are based on each person's actual location on Census Night. Overseas visitors are included while Australians overseas are excluded.

Population Estimates


Preliminary rebased national and state/territory population estimates will be released in Australian Demographic Statistics, December Quarter 2011 (cat. no. 3101.0) on 20 June 2012. Final rebased national and state/territory estimates will be released in June 2013 in Australian Demographic Statistics, December Quarter 2012 (cat. no. 3101.0).

An ABS Information Paper: Ensuring the Quality of Rebased Population Estimates, 2011 (cat. no. 3250.0) summarising the quality assurance approach to preliminary rebasing of the 2011 estimates will be released on 5 July 2012, shortly after release of the preliminary estimates. This Information Paper will be updated in six stages as more data is released, and will retain the same catalogue number (cat. no. 3250.0).

Preliminary rebased sub-state estimates will be released in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2001-2011 (cat. no. 3218.0) on 31 July 2012. Final rebased sub-state estimates will be released in August 2013 in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2001-2011 (cat. no. 3218.0).

For more information see Appendix A in Information Paper: Rebasing Population Estimates, Australia, 2011, Aug 2011 (cat. no. 3101.0.55.001).

PRELIMINARY POPULATION ESTIMATES OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AUSTRALIANS

The ABS will publish preliminary estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous population as at 30 June 2011 in Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0) from the March quarter 2012 issue, released on 27 September 2012.

Estimates will be published by five year age groups, sex and state/territory. No further disaggregation will be released until final estimates are compiled and released in August 2013.

For more information see Information Paper: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Demographic Statistics Work Program and Release Plans, April 2012 (cat. no. 3238.0.55.003).

CHANGE TO RELEASE DATE FOR MIGRATION AUSTRALIA 2010-11

Migration Australia 2010-11 (cat no. 3412.0), which was originally planned for release on 12 July 2012, has been rescheduled to 15 August 2012 to incorporate the preliminary rebased resident population estimates which have been based on the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. This will follow the release of preliminary rebased estimates in Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0) on 20 June 2012.

In addition, Migration Australia 2010-11 (cat. no. 3412.0) will be released with simplified commentary, to allow capacity for extra data cubes to become available. This structure will also be mirrored in future annual demographic statistics publications, including Births, Australia (cat. no. 3301.0), Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0) and Regional Population Growth (cat. no. 3218.0). The ABS welcomes feedback on these changes.

RECENT RELEASES


20/03/2012 Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0)

27/04/2012 Migrant Statistics News, April 2012 (cat. no. 3413.0)

30/04/2012 Information Paper: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Demographic Statistics Work Program and Release Plans, April 2012 (cat. no. 3238.0.55.003)

09/05/2012 Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, March 2012 (cat. no. 3401.0)

UPCOMING RELEASES

Demography Releases

05/07/2012 Information Paper: Ensuring the Quality of Rebased Population Estimates, 2011 (cat. no. 3250.0)

06/07/2012 Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2012 (cat. no. 3401.0)

26/07/2012 Migrant Data Matrices, 2012 (cat. no. 3415.0)

31/07/2012 Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2011 (cat. no. 3218.0)

15/08/2012 Migration, Australia, 2010-11 (cat. no. 3412.0)

31/08/2012 Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2011 (cat. no. 32350)

27/09/2012 Australian Demographic Statistics, March 2012 (cat. no. 3101.0)


Other Releases

21/06/2012 Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census (cat. no. 2071.0)

21/06/2012 Census of Population and Housing - Details of Undercount, 2011 (cat. no. 2940.0)


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