New South Wales Statistics
Most ABS publications include information at a state and territory level, and can be accessed through the Statistics page. Look for state and territory level data by clicking on the download tab in each publication.
Current NSW publications
National Regional Profile: New South Wales presents a range of key social and economic data. Sourced from a variety of ABS and non-ABS collections. To select other geographic areas, please use the National Regional Profile home page.
Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, New South Wales (cat. no. 8635.1.55.001) Ongoing quarterly survey of tourist accommodation.
Population Ageing in New South Wales (cat. no. 4106.1) Summary information about older people and the ageing population in NSW.
Household Preparedness for Emergencies: NSW, Vic., Qld and ACT, Oct 2007 (cat. no. 4818.0.55.001) Summary information on preparedness for emergencies such as fire, floods or storms.
Crime and Safety, New South Wales (cat. no. 4509.1) Crimes and perceptions of crime in NSW, surveyed annually in most years since 1990.
Earlier NSW publications
NSW State and Regional Indicators (cat. no. 1338.1) Quarterly summary economic and social information about NSW as well as information about statistical releases, events and training for NSW based clients (2005-2011).
New South Wales at a Glance (cat. no. 1303.1) Condensed information about the state, released annually (1994-2004).
Sydney: A Social Atlas (cat. no. 2030.1) Presents colour maps and brief commentary that highlights social, demographic and housing characteristics of the population in Sydney, Wollongong and New Castle-Central Coast region. Released 5-yearly, based on Census data (1996-2006).
State Supplementary Surveys
State Supplementary Surveys focus on issues of particular interest for states and territories (1990-2010). Note: not all states and territories run regular supplementary surveys.
Census Data about New South Wales
Census Data: Access to all Census data that is available online, with options to select your location and topic of interest.
2011 Census Quick Stats: New South Wales: A summary of social, economic and demographic statistics for NSW.
Census Community Profile Series: New South Wales: A series of tables containing key 2011 Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings in NSW.
Selecting Census Data by Location allows for lower level geography to be selected:
2006 Census Data by Location
2001 Census Data by Location
1996 Census Data: New South Wales (Main Area data)
Older Census Data is available on the Historical Censuses (Pre 1996) page.
Help finding state, regional and local data in ABS publications
The Locating Regional and Local Data on the ABS website page provides help with finding statistics for areas that are smaller than state or territory, including a list of ABS publications containing regional data.
The Regional @ a Glance page provides more information about regional statistics, including How to find regional data in ABS online products.
New South Wales Year Book (cat. no. 1301.1) portrays the state's physical geography, history, institutions and social and economic conditions (1904-05 to 2004).
All ABS publications since 1994 are available in full-text on the ABS website. The ABS is digitising a range of older publications on an ongoing basis:
The Historical Census and Colonial Data Archive (HCCDA) Australian Colonial census publications and reports (non-ABS site).
The National Library provides links to Australian family history and genealogy websites, including state and territory libraries which are a good source for copies of older ABS publications and family history information (non-ABS site).
Understanding statistics A range of guides and materials to help you find, understand and use ABS data and information.
Methods and Standards presents information about ABS classifications, concepts, sources, methods and statistical frameworks.
Having trouble finding what you need? Contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service (NIRS) for help.
This page last updated 17 October 2012