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.

      Search Country of Birth QuickStats

      2016 Census data for Country of Birth, will be available from October 2017. The current search relates to 2011.

      Using a specific country of birth as your starting point, the search surfaces summary data for Australia, states/territories and capital cities based on those who reported being born overseas. Data is currently available for the top 53 countries of birth.

      Tutorial - How to use QuickStats

      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.