Census 2011

The Spatial Analysis and Research (SAR) unit produces research on urban and regional areas based on Census and other data. SAR will be producing a range of products to support the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) release of the Census 2011 data that focuses on Victoria, providing valuable information to state government, local councils and others responsible for planning our future.

The National Census of Population and Housing is conducted every five years by the ABS. The last Census, conducted on 9 August 2011 provides vital information for governments and the community to use in planning, policy development, service delivery and research.

The pages below focus on the data and information for Victoria with product releases, event schedules and links to products and resources.

Please contact us with any queries you might have.

Census 2011 questions and answers

Questions and answers about the 2011 Census and more.


Quick Facts

Find out Quick Facts about Victoria and Melbourne based on data from the 2011 Census. Want to know the population of Melbourne? Or the proportion of people over 65 years of age? Read on to view the quick facts.


Victorian Population Bulletin

The Victorian Population Bulletin provides a valuable snapshot of information on population change and the basic drivers behind that change.


Victoria in Future 2015

Victoria in Future 2015 is the official state government projection of population and households.


Towns in Time

Towns in Time is a compilation of time series data for Victoria's towns covering the years 1981 to 2011.


Internal Migration in Victoria

This report assists developing an understanding of internal migration trends, their drivers and impacts, and assists in an understanding of population change in Victoria.


Xylophone charts

Xylophone graphs are a visual means of showing how a particular local government area (LGA) – or group of LGAs – compares to the rest of the state for a given census variable. The Xylophones use 2011 Census data.


Social Atlas

The Social Atlas provides a pictorial representation of key themes by showing the 2011 Census data as thematic maps at the SA1 level. Topics covered include population, cultural diversity, labour force and more.


Page last reviewed on 7 October 2014

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