Dataset: Population Density, Australia 2011 (ABS)


This data set contains the Australian Bureau of Statistics population data for Australian states and territories. Population data was collected as part of national census’ in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. Data presented is the total population for all collection districts by place of enumeration. District Boundaries differed for each census and therefore were re-projected onto the 2011 population mesh blocks to standardise the spatial extent of the reporting areas. Given the focus of this project, population data was clipped by a 50km coastal buffer.

Note: population data for census’ 1991 – 1996 - 2001 was purchased by NESP and is made publically available through by NESP

Note: population data for 2006 and 2011 was downloaded through the ABS webportal.

Note. 2006 Census district boundaries were downloaded from the ABS website 2006?OpenDocument
and 2011 population mesh blocks

This data contains geographical information in shape files that represent the population density in Australia, from 1991 to 2011. The data contains the summary polygon, state_code, cd_code19, 91_pop_dat (population count), area and density (in persons per km^2). For other data sets the count will be 96_pop_dat, 2001_pop_dat, 2006_pop_dat and 2011_pop_dat.

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