DataPacks

DataPacks

DataPacks is suitable for experienced Census data users who have their own database or analysis systems. They contain data for all Census geographies from Australia down to Statistical Area Level 1.

The data items in DataPacks are contained in CSV files which can be imported into existing systems and are ready for immediate manipulation or merging with digital boundaries.

There is a total of five DataPacks, based on Community Profiles with two additional profiles:

  • General Community
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Time Series
  • Place of Enumeration (additional)
  • Working Population (additional, available late 2017).

^ Separate Estimated Resident Population DataPacks will be produced once 2016 Estimated Resident Population data becomes available.

Details on Place of Enumeration and Working Population Profiles can be found in Census of Population and Housing - Products and Services, 2016 (cat no. 2011.0.55.001)

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

Note: The 2016 Sequential Template contained in the DataPack Time Series Profile has been updated on 19 July 2017. We recommend that users who downloaded the template prior, update to the most recent version.

GeoPackages

GeoPackages is a trial project based on the same concept as DataPacks.

The difference between the two is GeoPackages hold and merge (in a database container), data from the 2016 Census DataPacks with boundary data from the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Plus there is an option to select and download individual topic GeoPackages rather then downloading the full suite of data.

The first of three releases is based on the 2016 Census General Community Profiles (GCP).

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

Need more information?

View the Readme files located in the DataPacks and GeoPackages zip files.

Need support? Read the QuickStats, Community Profiles and DataPacks user guide, Australia (cat no. 2916.0).

To access the 2016 DataPacks samples, view the Community Profile, DataPack and TableBuilder Templates publication (cat no. 2079.0).

A list of classifications available for DataPacks can be found in Census of Population and Housing - Products and Services, 2016 (Cat no. 2011.0.55.001)

For more detail about geography standards see the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2016 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001).

Glossary terms and definitions of classifications can be found in the 2016 Census Dictionary.

*DataPacks and GeoPackage zip files is not recommended to download onto mobile devices.