More Census Products

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)

** 2016 Census data added December 2017 **

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) ranks areas in Australia according to relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage. The indexes are based on information from the five-yearly Census.

Census Sample File (CSF)

** 2016 Census Microdata released 2018 **

A Census Sample File is a Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) of Census variables. This contains a small random sample of unidentified private households, associated persons, and a small random sample of persons in non-private dwellings.

Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (ACLD)

** 2016 Census data added December 2017 **

The Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (ACLD) brings together data from the 2011 and 2016 Censuses to create a research tool for exploring how Australian society is changing over time.

Mesh Blocks Counts

Mesh Blocks are the smallest geographic unit for which Census data are available and are the smallest geographic region in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). In 2011, there are approximately 347,000 Mesh Blocks covering the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps. They broadly identify land use such as residential, commercial, agricultural and parks etc. Mesh Blocks are identified with a unique 11 digit code. Mesh Block boundaries are available to download from Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (cat no. 1270.0.55.001)