2916.0 - Census of Population and Housing - QuickStats, Community Profiles and DataPacks User Guide, Australia, 2016  
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QuickStats

With the release of the 2016 Census data, the QuickStats search tools have been developed to provide quick summary information on key demographic groups and topics. QuickStats allow you to easily access information about people, family and dwellings in a selected area and compare it to state and national data. For 2016 QuickStats includes a new search, Search Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples QuickStats, which expands reporting of Census data for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and households to main statistical area geographies and Local Government Areas.

Where can I find QuickStats?

The QuickStats search tools can be found within the QuickStats page.

There are three different search tools:

  • Search QuickStats
  • Search Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples QuickStats
  • Search Country of Birth QuickStats.

Search QuickStats

The first search tool, Search QuickStats allows you to select the Census year you want data for. Use the drop down menu to select data for the following years: 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001 as shown below. At the State/Territory and national level, data is compared with the previous year e.g. data from 2016 is compared with 2011 data.



Note: The Search QuickStats tool also includes a link to Advanced search, Advanced search allows users to search for a location or geographical area of interest using additional tools including text search, address search and search by map.

Search Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples QuickStats

The second search tool, Search Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples QuickStats, enables you to search an area using some of the same geographies available in the Search QuickStats tool, offering Census data about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and households.

Note: If wanting to complete a geography search on Indigenous Structures: Indigenous Regions (IREG), Indigenous Areas (IARE), or Indigenous Locations (ILOC) use Search QuickStats instead.

For more detail on which geographies will be available, view the QuickStats geography table.



Search Country of Birth QuickStats

The third search tool, Search Country of Birth QuickStats allows you to select the Census year you want data for, based on the top 53 countries of birth. This search offers access to summary population characteristics based on a persons stated country of birth. 2011 data will be the only option available until 2016 Census data in released in October 2017.



How do I use the QuickStats Search?

Typing a location or geographical area of interest in the search field within the Search QuickStats or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples QuickStats tool, will result in a list of the available geographic areas that have QuickStats. A predictive list of search items begins to display after typing the first three characters and will be continually refined as subsequent letters are typed.

After a correct location has been chosen, clicking the go button will open the QuickStats page.

In the example below, Victoria was chosen:



If you want to understand the different levels of geographies available view the QuickStats geography table.

*Note: Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from table totals. To understand why the ABS has taken this approach, read Confidentiality and protecting your data.

Countries of Birth

When using Search Countries of Birth QuickStats tool, you will need to enter in the name of a country rather than a geography area. Data is available for the following 53 countries:

AfghanistanIndiaPhilippines
BangladeshIndonesiaPoland
Bosnia and HerzegovinaIranSamoa
Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar)IraqScotland
CambodiaIrelandSerbia
CanadaItalySingapore
ChileJapanSouth Africa
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)Korea, Republic of (South)South Eastern Europe, nfd
CroatiaLebanonSri Lanka
EgyptMalaysiaSudan
EnglandMaltaTaiwan
FijiMauritiusThailand
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)NepalTurkey
FranceNetherlandsUnited States of America
GermanyNew ZealandVietnam
GreeceNorthern IrelandWales
Hong Kong (SAR of China)PakistanZimbabwe
HungaryPapua New Guinea

Note: Not all countries are represented in QuickStats Country of Birth, only the top 53 countries containing high population counts are available. This list will be updated and likely to expand with the availability of 2016 Census data.

While all of these countries are available for selection, some may be invalid when combined with certain areas. Such combinations will be greyed-out and will not be selectable. Data is available for 2011, and 2016 data will be released in October 2017.

Country of Birth QuickStats definitions

Family/Household Reference Person

Family and household tables in QuickStats Country of Birth relate to a specific Reference Person. This Reference Person is determined by Person 1 on the Census form, and is the main determining factor of the family relationships within the household.

Dwellings

QuickStats Country of Birth features data related to migrant dwellings – that is, those dwellings that include at least one individual who was born overseas. This means that the migrant dwelling count captures all dwellings where any individual within that dwelling was born overseas, not just dwellings where a parent was born in a particular country.

In general terms, a 'dwelling' is a structure which has people living in it. For QuickStats we count occupied private dwellings (where at least one person was present on Census Night) – that is, those where families and relationships can be captured or counted. Non-private dwellings such as hotels, motels, hospitals etc. are excluded.

Households

'Household' indicates whether there is a family within a dwelling by using a household composition classification, as defined by the ABS. It includes categories such as 'one family household', 'multiple family households', 'group household', and 'lone person household'.

Definition of columns within Country of Birth tables

People tables

Born in 'selected country of birth'
All overseas born
Australian born
Total
This total includes the people whose stated country of birth matches the country of birth selected.This is the total for all people who stated an overseas country of birth and includes the people born in the 'selected country of birth' column.This is the total for people who stated that their country of birth was Australia.This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did not state a country of birth.

Family tables

Born in 'selected country of birth'
All overseas born
Australian born
Total
The family is included where the Reference Person and/or their spouse or partner stated a country of birth matching the country of birth selected.

Where the Reference Person and their spouse or partner stated different countries of birth, the country of birth for the migrant family is determined by the Reference Person's response.

However, where the Reference Person stated their country of birth was Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but their spouse or partner's country of birth was overseas (i.e. a blended Australian born/overseas born partnership) this is regarded as a migrant family and the country of birth is determined by their spouse or partner's response.

This is the total for families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse or partner stated an overseas country of birth. It includes the 'selected country of birth' total.An Australian born family is where both the Reference Person and their spouse or partner stated their country of birth was Australia.

It also includes families where either the Reference Person or their spouse or partner was born in Australia but the other person did not state their country of birth.

This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' as well as families where both the Reference Person and their spouse or partner did not state a country of birth.

Dwelling tables

Born in 'selected country of birth'
All birthplace responses
Total
The dwelling or household is included where at least one person in the dwelling stated they were born in the country of birth matching the country of birth selected.The dwelling or household is included where at least one person in the dwelling stated a country of birth (including the 'selected country of birth' total).This is the total of all dwellings (including those where nobody in the dwelling stated a country of birth).

Tutorials

QuickStats: http://youtu.be/xXQOZEvF1oE

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