The Spatial Analysis and Research (SAR) unit within DPCD produces research on urban and regional areas based on Census and other data. SAR will be releasing 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 will provide up-to-date 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.
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In this section:
Census 2011 Questions & Answers
Questions and answers about the 2011 Census and more.
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.
Product Release & Events Schedule
Schedule of release dates for data, products and schedule of events.
Victorian Population Bulletin
The Victorian Population Bulletin provides a valuable snapshot of information on population change and the basic drivers behind that change. The next special edition of the Victorian Population Bulletin will be published in late 2012.
Victoria in Future 2012
Victoria in Future are the official population and household projections of the Victorian Government. The projections cover a selected period for the state of Victoria, metropolitan Melbourne and the whole of regional Victoria.
Suburbs in time
Suburbs in Time contains time series census data for suburbs in Melbourne in the form of profiles and tables. Suburbs in Time will be updated with 2011 Census data in late 2012.
Towns in Time
Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria, Australia. Research
Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) maps
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) produces four different Socio-Economic Indexes for Area (SEIFA) which enable analsysis of different aspects of relative area disadvantage. The SEIFA maps illustrate the spatial distribution of comparative disadvantage based on the IRSD.
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 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.
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.