Answered By: Beth Peisley
Last Updated: May 15, 2017     Views: 63

Start by thinking about what kind of information and statistics are you looking for, for example, economic, environmental, demographic or other. Then look at the Library's Guide about searching Australian statistics.

Head to the ABS website which is available via the Library's homepage > A-Z Databases > A > Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Grouped by Catalogue number and Topic.
General information such as Year Books at 1301
Demographic releases at 3

Census data 
Time Series
Use Time Series data to determine population changes over the last 3 census.

* 2006 census / browse tab /  location eg. LGA / State  eg. QLD /  LGA eg. Maroochy / product / Community Profile / Time Series Profile / Time Series Profile  free download / open the zipped file / population statistics are in T01

Thematic Maps
Use to map Census statistics for a selected location to illustrate the distrubution of selected population characteristics.

* 2006 Map Stats / browse tab / location eg. State NSW / topic  eg. age and population distribution / data eg. population density / sub-location eg. statistical division / view MapStats to create the map.

Latest releases can be found on the lefthand side of the ABS homepage.

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