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2011 Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its first figures from the 2011 census. When compared to earlier census data the 2011 figures show population increases in the Sydney LGA up 8.2 per cent over the last five years with Redfern up 4.8 per cent and Waterloo up 25.2 per cent for over the same period. Over the last 10 years the population of Redfern has increased 9.7 per cent and Waterloo a huge 206 per cent writes Geoff Turnbull in the July 2012 South Sydney Herald.

This census has a number of changes in how it reports information so data is not easily comparable between censuses. For example Eveleigh is now a discrete suburb rather than split between Erskineville and Darlington. Darlington is combined this census with Newtown and Ultimo.

These problems are addressed when the data is further crunched to produce community profiles comparing the various census years. This process takes about three months and the output appears on the council’s community profile website.
Only the core demographic data has been released. More data will be released as available with data requiring more detailed processing available in October. The 2011 Census data will be used by the SMDA in their BEP2 recommendations. You can access the ABS 2011 profiles for your suburb at by selecting the census tab.


Source: South Sydney Herald July 2012 -

For more information and direct links visit - Statistical Information about Redfern Waterloo