Australia's 14th Census of Population and Housing was conducted on Tuesday 7 August 2001. Data from the 2001 Census is available through the following products.

QuickStats

Simple 'at a glance' summary information about people, families and dwellings for a selected geographic area.

To access data for 2001, select the 2001 Census year from the drop-down list in the QuickStats Search box.

Community Profiles

Detailed information about the characteristics of people, families and dwellings for a selected geographic area. Community Profiles are excellent tools for researching, planning, and analysing geographic areas for a number of social, economic and demographic variables.

To access data for 2001, select the 2001 Census year from the drop-down list in the Community Profiles Search box.

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)

Summary measures derived from 2001 Census data, about different aspects of socio-economic conditions by geographic area. SEIFA includes four indexes to allow ranking of regions and areas, providing a method of determining the level of social and economic well-being in each region.
For those who have previously purchased SEIFA 2001 on CD-ROM, although the ABS no longer sells the SEIFA 2001 products limited support is available from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing - SEIFA 2001 page.

Census Tables

The Census Tables product is no longer available. To access 2001 Census data, use other products available on this page, for example Community Profiles and QuickStats.

MapStats

The MaStats product is no longer available. To access 2001 Census data, use other products available on this page, for example Community Profiles and QuickStats.

2001 Classification Counts

Frequency counts for 2001 Census variables in full classificatory detail, available for states and territories, and capital city statistical divisions.

Household Sample File

The 2001 Census Household Sample File (HSF) is a comprehensive Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) of 2001 Census variables, containing a 1% random sample of private dwellings and associated family and person records, and a small sample of persons from non-private dwellings.

The 2001 HSF is available via CD-ROM and the ABS Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) for ABS-approved users. For information on how to gain access to the 2001 HSF visit the How to apply for microdata page.

CDATA 2001

This product is no longer sold by the ABS. For those who have previously purchased the CDATA 2001 package, limited support is available for existing users.

Census data publications


Social Atlases

A series of publications that use maps to highlight key characteristics of the population in Australia's capital cities and selected regional centres. The maps depict social, economic and housing characteristics based on 2001 Census data. A wide range of topics are covered in the atlases relating to population, cultural diversity, work, housing, families, education and training and economic resources.

Selected Social and Housing Characteristics for Statistical Local Areas

The tables in this publication provide selected characteristics of the population and their housing arrangements for Statistical Divisions(SDs), Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) and Statistical Local Areas (SLAs). It also contains the first 21 tables of the Basic Community Profile (focussing on the social and housing characteristics).
Census of Population and Housing: Selected Social and Housing Characteristics, Australia, 2001 (cat. no. 2015.0)
Census of Population and Housing: Selected Social and Housing Characteristics for Statistical Local Areas, 2001

Selected Characteristics for Urban Centres and Localities

This publication includes social and housing statistics and counts by geographic area for 2001 and 1996.
Census of Population and Housing: Selected Characteristics for Urban Centres, Australia, 2001 (cat. no. 2016.0)
Census of Population and Housing: Selected Characteristics for Urban Centres and Localities, 2001

Selected Education and Labour Force Characteristics

The tables in this publication provide selected characteristics of the population for Statistical Divisions (SDs), Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) and Statistical Local Areas (SLAs). Tables 22 to 33 of the Basic Community Profile, focussing on education and labour force characteristics, are also included. Census of Population and Housing: Selected Education and Labour Force Characteristics for Statistical Local Areas, 2001

Census data analysis


2001 Australian Census Analytical Program (ACAP)

A collaborative venture between the ABS and some of Australia's foremost academics. ACAP combines Census data with other information sources to produce articles that cover a range of themes, including immigration, ancestry, and homelessness.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

The following publications contain population distribution, counts and characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians from the 2001 Census. They also contain population estimates. For more recent population estimates, go to Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2011 (cat. no. 3238.0.55.001).