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Welcome to the ABS Registration Centre, where you can register and apply for the ABS products listed below. First you need to register in the Registration Centre. Then contact the ABS at microdata.access@abs.gov.au to join your organisation and subscribe to products. You can log into the Registration Centre at any time to update your personal details.

1. Register and log into the Registration Centre


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2. Log in to use ABS products: TableBuilder and DataPacks


For Census 2006 & 2011 datasets:

TableBuilder Basic & Pro
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For all other TableBuilder datasets:

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TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables, graphs and maps using ABS microdata. There are two TableBuilder systems: Census TableBuilder and TableBuilder for all other datasets.

The TableBuilder User Guide provides detailed information about both systems, including practical examples and video tutorials.

Features include:
  • select, customise, create and save tables and customised data
  • display counts, percentages and relative standard errors in your tables
  • calculate means, medians, quantiles and ranges for continuous variables
  • produce output as tables, graphs or maps (maps are currently available for Census TableBuilder datasets only)
  • download tables as CSV, Excel and SDMX files
  • download graphs or maps as PDF and KMZ files
  • create, save and share customised geographic areas and recodes with other users.


CENSUS TABLEBUILDER

Census TableBuilder contains datasets from the Census of Population and Housing. There are two levels of access:
  • Census TableBuilder Basic is a free product designed for users who want to construct basic data tables. Census TableBuilder Basic provides access to most Census data in a range of topic-based datasets that include classifications such as age, education, housing, income, transport, religion, ethnicity and occupation.
  • Census TableBuilder Pro is available for subscription. It is designed for advanced Census data users who want the freedom to create large and/or complex tables. It provides access to nearly all variables available in the Census data, supporting a large variety of cross-classified tables.

Supporting material for Census TableBuilder datasets:

TABLEBUILDER FOR ALL OTHER DATASETS

There are many datasets available in TableBuilder available for subscription, listed on the Available microdata page. There are a wide range of topics including health, education, labour force, preschool education, migrants, motor vehicles, crime, disabilities, ageing and carers. Some datasets provide access to ABS survey results, while other datasets are administrative data collected by other organisations.


AVAILABLE DATA AND ACCESS

A list of available TableBuilder datasets as well as supporting material are linked on the Available microdata page. Each dataset links to a microdata publication, with the TableBuilder variables listed in a Data Item List on the Downloads tab.

See How to Apply to access free and subscribed TableBuilder datasets.


FURTHER ASSISTANCE

Further assistance is available for paid TableBuilder subscribers via the help desk support at microdata.access@abs.gov.au. Alternatively, for assistance with your table results, fill in a request for an Information Consultancy quote. This is a charged service.

The ABS privacy policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.

DataPacks Advanced product, free
DATAPACKS

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DataPacks are suitable for experienced Census data users who have their own database or analysis systems. DataPacks contain data for the main Census characteristics of people, families and dwellings for geographic areas ranging from a single Statistical Area Level 1 to the whole of Australia.

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