QuickStats makes high level, at a glance Census data available for most areas, from small areas to state, territory and Australia level.

Data presented is based on place of usual residence (that is, where people usually live, rather than where they were counted on Census Night), and are grouped by:

  • Persons - age, education, language, ancestry, religion and employment of people in the selected area.
  • Families - including family composition, single parent families and family income in the selected area.
  • Dwellings - including the structure and type of dwellings, number of bedrooms, household income, mortgage and rent payments, and number of registered vehicles in the selected area.
    • QuickStats search tools

      Three specialised search tools are available to support you in locating Census data for different geographies and population groups:

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

      Search QuickStats

      Using this search, you can find summary data about all people, families and dwellings for a particular area, compared with with state and national data. At the state/territory and national level, data is compared from 2016 to 2011.

      Search Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples QuickStats

      New for 2016, this search allows you to find (within some of the geographies) summary data for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities within a particular geography area.

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

      The following geographies will be available in QuickStats:

      GeographyQuickStatsQuickStats - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesQuickStats – Country of Birth
      Australia (Aust)YesYesYes
      State/Territories (STE)YesYesYes
      Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4)YesYesNo
      Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)YesYesNo
      Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)YesYesNo
      Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)YesNoNo
      Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA)YesYesYes
      Significant Urban Areas (SUA)YesNoNo
      Urban Centre Localities (UC/L)YesNoNo
      Section of State (SOS)YesNoNo
      Section of State Ranges (SOSR)YesNoNo
      Remoteness Areas (RA)YesYesNo
      Local Government Area (LGA)YesYesNo
      State Suburbs (SSC)YesNoNo
      Postal Areas (POA)YesNoNo
      State/Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (SED/CED)YesNoNo
      Indigenous StructuresYesNoNo

      Remoteness Area available from March 2018

Need more information?

Use the advanced search option to search by year, address or using the hierarchical geography list. The hierarchy is divided into different categories to make searching easier. The mapping tool allows you to navigate, view and select areas on a map of Australia (with marked Australian Statistical Geography Standard geography boundaries for the relevant Census year). Once you have chosen an area, a link to QuickStats and Community Profiles will be provided.

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

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

Want to know more about the classification structures? Refer to the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001)

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