Matrix tables are aimed at meeting the special needs of users requiring large amounts of detailed statistical data. They give a count or tally of the number of people, families or households in each cell of a cross-classification of a large number of census characteristics. The extent of detail in the tables is constrained by the likelihood of identifiable information being released, which is dependent on the geographic level. Thus very detailed information is available for large populations such as capital cities, States or nationally, and limited detail is available for smaller geographic areas such as local government areas. In addition, the tables have been subjected to slight random adjustments of numbers in small cells.
Each Census characteristic is represented by a 3-character alphabetic mnemonic (see below). Each characteristic may, however, have a variety of classifications, and each classification version is represented by a 2-digit numeric code added to the mnemonic. For example, BPL01 shows 102 categories of country of birth, whereas BPL30 shows only "Australian born", "Overseas born" and "Not Stated" categories.
Select one or more characteristics - eg OCC, IND, AGE, SEX - and click on "Search" button. Use "Reset" to clear any previously selected search fields.
A list of tables containing ALL of the selected characteristics will be shown.