|In each Census, the ABS collects a vast amount of data about our nation. We then develop a range of products to assist you in accessing and interpreting Census information. |
Data from the 2011 Census can be accessed through the Data & analysis page.
1996 to 2006 Census dataTo access Census data from the 2006, 2001 and 1996 Censuses in a variety of formats, select the Census year below.
Earlier CensusesSome limited data from the 1911 to 1991 Censuses are available free of charge online. This includes previous publications which have been digitised.
To access these publications, please go to the Historical Censuses (pre 1996) page.
Data from the Censuses of Australian States in 1901 is available in A Snapshot of Australia, 1901. This publication compares the 1901 data with generally comparable data from the 2001 Census for population counts and some personal and demographic characteristics. Due to different methodologies and question content, data from the 1901 and 2001 Censuses are not directly comparable.