Our third Census update is now live in your community profile
With our third release, you get a fresh look at your community’s income, education and internet connectivity, as well as ancestry, birthplace, religion and proficiency in English. There’s also updated information about your indigenous population in the population summary, and an update to service age groups.
Your weekly update summary
We have now released our third update to your community profile with fresh data from the 2016 Census!
This release was a big one!
Read our summary of topics updated (and the most popular analysis from last week) below.
Or, find your community profile via our directory to browse the updated topics for yourself (they’re marked with a green dot).
Many of you have asked when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population information would be updated. You can now see this live in the Population summary – 2016 tab of your community profile.
Migration and diversity
Changing patterns of migration have been central to the story of demographic change in Australia over the past five years.
We have now released updates to topics including ancestry, birthplace, religion, year of arrival, language and proficiency in English.
These topics let you understand the nuances of how the national story of domestic and international migration has played out in your community.
Education and income
This release also includes updated information about household income, the highest level of schooling and education institute attended, as well as internet connectivity. We’ve also updated service age groups (eg. Empty nesters or Parents and homebuilders) in your community profile.
Popular analysis and insights
With up-to-date information at their fingertips, our bloggers were eager to put well-worn headlines under the microscope. These examinations created a lot of interest last week – in particular, our posts about vacant dwellings and adult children living at home.
Until now, all our updates have been released for Primary Areas only.
It’s time to zoom in! So now, we’re working on updating topics at small area geographies.
Small area geographies are what make our tools really powerful. Not only do small areas let you pinpoint population clusters in your community, but you can tell an accurate story of change over time, without changing boundaries compromising the accuracy of your findings.
Bookmark our 2016 Census update tracker page, where we announce each new topic release as-it-happens, alongside great insights and analysis from our team of population experts.
We want you to feel confident using these updates to understand the story of your changing community.
If you’re still not sure about any of our updates, leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to clarify.