The department produces research based on Census and other data. The department has produced a range of products to support the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) release of the Census 2011 data. These products focus 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 2011 Census, conducted on 9 August 2011, provided 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.

Census 2011 questions and answers

View a list of replies to commonly asked questions about the 2011 Census.

Quick Facts

Find out some quick facts about Victoria and Melbourne based on data from the 2011 Census. Did you know the population of Melbourne was 5,354,042 when the 2011 Census occurred?

Victorian Population Bulletin

The Victorian Population Bulletin provides a valuable snapshot of information on population change and the basic drivers behind that change.  View a list of previous editions of the Victorian population bulletin.

Victoria in Future 2016

Learn about Victoria's future population projections in Victoria in Future 2016, the official state government projection of population and households.

Towns in Time

View information on Victorian towns in the Towns in Time compilation, a time series data for Victoria's towns covering the years 1981 to 2011.

Internal Migration in Victoria

View a report providing an overview of recent internal migration trends in Victoria.

Xylophone charts

View a list of xylophone charts , a visual means of showing how an area compares to the rest of the state.

Social Atlas

Explore the Social Atlas, a series of maps covering a wide array of topics including population, cultural diversity, labour force and more.