2011 Census
preview our plans
Today’s Session
• 2011 Census overview
• Information from the Census
• New geography
• 2011 Census output program
• Previe...
• To count all people in Australia on
Census night, and the dwellings in
which they reside.
• To provide timely high quali...
• Improving coverage is the
primary goal of the 2011 Census.
• Ensure the relevance of the
Census data to users and
provid...
Regional Engagement
–Awareness
–Participation
–Recruitment
Focus on:
–improving coverage
in all areas of Australia, including
remote, regional and urban.
Indigenous counts
Targeting specific
population groups
Certain population groups will be
specifically targeted to:
• help address rising und...
eCensus focus
• expecting 25% take-up
• convenience and access
• promoted through PR and by
Census Collectors on the doors...
Information from
the Census
Data levels
Persons
Families
Households
& Dwellings
Census topics
New data items
New geography
Australian Statistical
Geography Standard
(ASGS)
• more stability for time series data
from 2011 Census onwards
• based on...
CD/SA1 Comparison: Gungahlin (ACT)
CD/SA1
comparison:
Gungahlin (ACT)
Overlay of 2006 CDs
with preliminary 2011 SA1s
Some key points

Once implemented, the ASGS will
provide more stability for time series
data from 2011 Census onwards

S...
Proposals for the
2011 Census
output program
• Found data you needed
–liked TableBuilder and CDATA
• Found the ABS website complex
–Which product to use?
–system relia...
Key goals for
the output program
• high quality data
• a range of products
• rich applications early!!
• online only
• eas...
Preview our products
Census on the ABS
website
• better search, maps and links
• find data by area or topic
• based on what you want to do
–sna...
Current website
Note: The following are
sample pages, with
development still in
progress
Data products
• QuickStats - area summary
• Community Profile - area detail
• TableBuilder - custom tables & maps on-
line...
QuickStats
Community Profile
Community Profile
TableBuilder Basic
TableBuilder Basic
Better maps
Analytical products
• Analytical Articles
Online and released progressively
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Austra...
Reference and
educational products
• Census Dictionary
• Quality reports
• How Australia
Takes a Census
• Online help
• Ce...
Census dictionary
Products to be
discontinued…
• Social Atlases
• CData Online
(now TableBuilder Basic)
• Census Tables
• MapStats
Key
dates
Look beyond the count and reveal what a difference
the Census makes.
Wednesday 2 to
Friday 4 March 2011
Hilton on the Park...
May 2011
Census Dictionary
• Data items
• Glossary
• Information
June 2012
First Data Release
• QuickStats & Community Profiles
• Census Analytical Articles &
Census Data Quality Reports
...
October 2012
Second Data Release
• QuickStats & Community Profiles
• Census Analytical Articles &
Census Data Quality Repo...
Early 2013
Third Release
• Census Sample Files (CSF)
• Socio-Economic Indexes for
Areas (SEIFA)
• Person and Dwelling coun...
December 2010
ASGS released
March 2011
Conference –
Census | beyond the count
May 2011
Census Dictionary released
9 August...
Next steps…
Have a look at our
proposals…
In the information paper:
2011 Census
Proposed Products and Services
available from:
http://...
…and tell us what you
think
we need your feedback
Let’s continue the
conversation…
At our blog site, which can be
accessed at:
www.abs.gov.au/previewourplans
or via the ABS...
Questions?
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2011 census preview our plans

  1. 1. 2011 Census preview our plans
  2. 2. Today’s Session • 2011 Census overview • Information from the Census • New geography • 2011 Census output program • Preview our products • Key dates • Continuing the conversation
  3. 3. • To count all people in Australia on Census night, and the dwellings in which they reside. • To provide timely high quality and relevant data for small geographic areas and small population groups. Objectives of the 2011 Census
  4. 4. • Improving coverage is the primary goal of the 2011 Census. • Ensure the relevance of the Census data to users and providers. • Use resources effectively and efficiently. • Continue to protect the privacy of individuals and households. Key goals for the 2011 Census
  5. 5. Regional Engagement –Awareness –Participation –Recruitment
  6. 6. Focus on: –improving coverage in all areas of Australia, including remote, regional and urban. Indigenous counts
  7. 7. Targeting specific population groups Certain population groups will be specifically targeted to: • help address rising undercounts • ensure access
  8. 8. eCensus focus • expecting 25% take-up • convenience and access • promoted through PR and by Census Collectors on the doorstep
  9. 9. Information from the Census
  10. 10. Data levels Persons Families Households & Dwellings
  11. 11. Census topics
  12. 12. New data items
  13. 13. New geography
  14. 14. Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) • more stability for time series data from 2011 Census onwards • based on functional areas • new base unit of output is Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) • Collection Districts (CDs) will not be available • Local Government Area (LGA) and Statistical Local Area (SLA) data will be available for 2011
  15. 15. CD/SA1 Comparison: Gungahlin (ACT)
  16. 16. CD/SA1 comparison: Gungahlin (ACT) Overlay of 2006 CDs with preliminary 2011 SA1s
  17. 17. Some key points  Once implemented, the ASGS will provide more stability for time series data from 2011 Census onwards  SLAs are not part of the ASGS  ABS will provide data at the SLA level for the 2011 Census only  LGAs are still a part of the ASGS and will continue to be provided  SA1s are the new base unit of output for the 2011 Census  CDs are not included in the new geography
  18. 18. Proposals for the 2011 Census output program
  19. 19. • Found data you needed –liked TableBuilder and CDATA • Found the ABS website complex –Which product to use? –system reliability and performance • While data came out on time, there were delays in product release Feedback from 2006
  20. 20. Key goals for the output program • high quality data • a range of products • rich applications early!! • online only • easy to find what you are looking for • better maps • accessible QuickStats and Profiles • fast and stable Release dates fixed early - and met!
  21. 21. Preview our products
  22. 22. Census on the ABS website • better search, maps and links • find data by area or topic • based on what you want to do –snap-shot or detail for an area –create a custom table or thematic map –load data into your systems
  23. 23. Current website
  24. 24. Note: The following are sample pages, with development still in progress
  25. 25. Data products • QuickStats - area summary • Community Profile - area detail • TableBuilder - custom tables & maps on- line –Basic - free, topic datasets –Pro - $, full unit record file • DataPacks - csv to load into systems • Census Sample File - 1 & 5% sample for researchers
  26. 26. QuickStats
  27. 27. Community Profile
  28. 28. Community Profile
  29. 29. TableBuilder Basic
  30. 30. TableBuilder Basic
  31. 31. Better maps
  32. 32. Analytical products • Analytical Articles Online and released progressively • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians • Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)
  33. 33. Reference and educational products • Census Dictionary • Quality reports • How Australia Takes a Census • Online help • Census undercount
  34. 34. Census dictionary
  35. 35. Products to be discontinued… • Social Atlases • CData Online (now TableBuilder Basic) • Census Tables • MapStats
  36. 36. Key dates
  37. 37. Look beyond the count and reveal what a difference the Census makes. Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 March 2011 Hilton on the Park - Melbourne
  38. 38. May 2011 Census Dictionary • Data items • Glossary • Information
  39. 39. June 2012 First Data Release • QuickStats & Community Profiles • Census Analytical Articles & Census Data Quality Reports (progressive release) • DataPacks (from Day 2) • TableBuilder Basic & TableBuilder Pro (first release data items Quarter 3 2012)
  40. 40. October 2012 Second Data Release • QuickStats & Community Profiles • Census Analytical Articles & Census Data Quality Reports (progressive release continues) • DataPacks • TableBuilder Basic & TableBuilder Pro (second release data items added Quarter 4 2012)
  41. 41. Early 2013 Third Release • Census Sample Files (CSF) • Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) • Person and Dwelling counts at Mesh Block level • Remoteness Areas added to all products
  42. 42. December 2010 ASGS released March 2011 Conference – Census | beyond the count May 2011 Census Dictionary released 9 August 2011 Census Night By March 2012 Registration available Consultancy Advanced Ordering June 2012 First Results Out October 2012 Second Results Out Early 2013 Third Release Theroadahead…..
  43. 43. Next steps…
  44. 44. Have a look at our proposals… In the information paper: 2011 Census Proposed Products and Services available from: http://www.abs.gov.au/census
  45. 45. …and tell us what you think we need your feedback
  46. 46. Let’s continue the conversation… At our blog site, which can be accessed at: www.abs.gov.au/previewourplans or via the ABS Census home page
  47. 47. Questions?
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