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Aboriginal Studies: Statistics

2021 Census Data Summary

What is the Census?

Search the Census Quick Stats for a summary; or Community Profiles for more detailed excel tables for your chosen geographic area. When selecting a geography choose the Indigenous Location/Region/Area to focus on Indigenous statistics for that area. More advanced users may want to register for Table Builder or use the Data Packs.

ABS Census - Quickstats

ABS Census - Community Profiles

  • To search for a community profile, type in the place name
  • Alternatively Search by Geography and select Indigenous Structures 
  • You can also search by typing in a street address or search on the map


TableBuilder is an online statistical research tool that allow you to create your own tables, charts, graphs and maps from Australian Census Data.

TableBuilder allows you to:

  • create your own tables using a range of census topics including- age & population, birthplace & ethnicity, children, carers, culture & language, disability, education & qualifications, family relationships, housing, income, Indigenous population, internet & computer use, migration, transport, religion, occupation and unpaid work.
  • cross-tabulate across a number of broad topic areas, & between classifications listed within each topic area.
  • create tables and maps, graph census variables for ABS geographic areas. Data is available for areas as small as a Collection District (approximately 225 households) or as large as an entire state, section of a state or all of Australia.
  • Tables can be exported in either CSV or Excel format. Maps and Graphs can be exported in either PDF or PNG format

Social Survey


The 2014–15 NATSISS collected information on a range of demographic, social, environmental and economic characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including:
personal and household characteristics; geography (eg state/territory and remoteness area);cultural attachment (eg language and participation in cultural activities); family and community experiences (eg social networks, contact and support); health (eg disability or long-term conditions, risk factors, child and maternal health); housing (eg tenure type and available facilities); education; labour force characteristics; income and financial stress; use of technology; transport; crime and justice.




Crime and Justice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have died.

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