Western Australian 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 WA publications
National Regional Profile: Western Australia 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.
Western Australia at a Glance (cat. no. 1306.5) Condensed information about the state, released annually (1995-2011).
Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, Western Australia (cat. no. 8635.5.55.001) Ongoing quarterly survey of tourist accommodation.
Earlier WA publications
Western Australian Statistical Indicators (cat. no. 1367.5) Quarterly publication on economic, social, industry and environmental data compiled about Western Australia, including topical feature articles (2000-2010).
Perth: A Social Atlas (cat. no. 2030.5) Presents colour maps and brief commentary that highlights social, demographic and housing characteristics of the population in the Perth-Mandurah region, as well as Bunbury and Kalgoorlie. 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 Western Australia
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: Western Australia: A summary of social, economic and demographic statistics for WA.
Census Community Profile Series: Western Australia: A series of tables containing key 2011 Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings in WA.
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: Western Australia (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.
Western Australian Year Book (cat. no. 1301.5) portrays the state's physical geography, history, institutions and social and economic conditions (1886-1998).
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