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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. http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/tablebuilder?opendocument&navpos=240

Note. 2006 Census district boundaries were downloaded from the ABS website http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/2919.0.55.001Main+Features1Aug%202006?OpenDocument and 2011 population mesh blocks http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/1270.0.55.001

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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Field Value
Title Population Density, Australia 2011 (ABS)
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency unknown
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/70088e11-553a-48a8-96d5-99ffc7025e00
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.4, -44.1], [159.3, -44.1], [159.3, -8.5], [96.4, -8.5], [96.4, -44.1]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)
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