2079.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Community Profile, DataPack and TableBuilder Templates, Australia, 2016  
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Community Profiles present Census data in Excel spreadsheets to provide a comprehensive statistical picture of an area.

They include key social, demographic and economic characteristics of people, families and dwellings and include most topics on the Census form. They can be used to compare different areas or different population groups, providing an excellent tool for research, planning and analysis.

The 2016 Census Community Profiles have been rationalised to provide three key products:

    1. A new General Community Profile (combined 2011 Basic and Expanded profiles)
    2. Time Series (2006 to 2016) Community Profile
    3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Community Profile.

The following templates show the standard tables that will be available when the data is released, starting on 27 June 2017. Users can now identify what data is available as part of standard Census products and plan requirements for any customised tables.

Community Profiles will be available for most of the geographies in the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard, from state level down to Statistical Area Level 2. For the 2016 release, the Community Profiles will no longer be available at the SA1 level, however this information will be available in TableBuilder. For the 2016 Census, the former Community Profiles relating to Place of Enumeration and Working Population data will only be available through DataPacks.

Customised Data Services are for users to request customised datasets via the online Information Consultancy Form. This is a charged service (in accordance with Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines).

Please note that the totals in a table may not equal the sum of the contributing cell values. This is a result of perturbation, a technique applied to ABS outputs that makes small random adjustments to cell values to avoid the release of confidential information. The size of the difference between a total and the sum of the perturbed cells will generally be very small.

This publication will be updated in May to include product shells for DataPacks and TableBuilder.