2001 Census Data for Universities, Jun 2002

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June 28, 2002
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)

2001 Census Data for Universities

CANBERRA. - The Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have signed a new agreement to enable the widespread use of 2001 Census data within the Australian university sector.

The ABS/AVCC CDATA 2001 Agreement enables universities to take advantage of substantial discounts for multiple purchases of CDATA 2001.

CDATA 2001 is an information solution developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and MapInfo Australia. The CD-ROM product combines the credibility of 2001 Census data with powerful mapping software. It allows access to the latest figures on Australian society - age, education, housing, income, transport, ethnicity, occupation, making up a series of community profiles. This valuable information is available for small areas (Collection Districts) through to complete States and total Australia.

CDATA 2001 is a valuable tool for academics and students, which can be accessed via libraries, used for teaching in classrooms and libraries and for research projects.

The ABS/AVCC CDATA 2001 Agreement builds on the very successful ABS/AVCC CURF and AusStats Agreements, which have increased the use of ABS data by Australian universities.

The Chief Executive Officer of the AVCC, John Mullarvey, said he was very happy to be signing a third agreement with the ABS.

"The CDATA 2001 Agreement consolidates our relationship with the ABS, which can only benefit students and staff of Australian universities into the future. Through this Agreement, the university sector isuniversities are receiving the most recent and accurate social and economic data available as well as great value for money."

For more information on the ABS/AVCC CDATA Agreement, see www.avcc.edu.au/news

For more information on CDATA 2001, see www.abs.gov.au/census