2916.0 - Census of Population and Housing - QuickStats, Community Profiles and DataPacks User Guide, Australia, 2016  
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This user guide will help users understand:

    • QuickStats: How to confidently use the three search tools available in QuickStats to find relevant results either via a search, hierarchical geography list or map.
    • Community Profiles: How to open a Community Profile excel spreadsheet and compare social, economic and demographic characteristics of different geographic areas.
    • DataPacks: How to select a CSV file, import, manipulate or merge digital boundaries.
    • Confidentiality: The technique the ABS implemented to adjust counts to maintain confidentiality of information.

Where to Start

A product is the tool people use to get to the data. There are different products depending on the different user level required. Each product has it's own features, different formats and applies different degrees of complexity. Check out Which Census Product is Best for you to help you determine which product you should use.

Each product has its own page on the ABS website.

As a starting point go to QuickStats or Community Profiles to complete a search using the search tool within the page.

Advanced Search has multiple ways to find specific geographic areas. Use Advanced Search if the QuickStats or Community Profiles search tool doesn't find what you are looking for.

DataPacks provides the next step up in data analysis. It is designed for clients who have their own database or mapping systems.

TableBuilder is another product that we offer. If you need help, the TableBuilder User Guide provides information about:
    • available data in TableBuilder
    • how to register
    • browsers
    • accessing TableBuilder
    • TableBuilder home page features.

Complete a Tutorial

Tutorial videos demonstrate how to use the many different features of either QuickStats, Community Profiles or DataPacks, and run between one and five minutes. The tutorials can be found in this user guide or on the QuickStats, Community Profiles or DataPacks pages on the ABS website.

Confidentiality and protecting your data

The ABS never underestimates the importance of confidentiality and protecting your data. This user guide will help you understand what the ABS does to protect your information, explains perturbation (the technique used to adjust counts) and how to interpret the data.

    Can't find what you are looking for? Try using our Help pages on the ABS website.