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Version: 5.0

Update Date: 13 September 2022

DOI: 10.26193/MP6WRS

The Historical Census and Colonial Data Archive (HCCDA) is an archive of Australian colonial census publications and reports covering the period from 1833 to 1901, the year of Australia’s federation. The corpus includes 18,638 pages of text, and approximately 15000 tables, all with full digital images, text conversion and individually identified pages and tables. Please note that the archive contains colonial census reports, but not individual census returns.

USER NOTES: Multiple formats of the census data are available in this dataset: by state and year as searchable PDFs (State-year-census.pdf), original scanned volumes by state as PDFs (Colonial Censues state PDF of original scanned, and in .xhtml and .xtable format. The HTML tables are also available from in two formats:

– collated census tables by state and year
– individual tables by state/year/page

If you require the ‘full’ HCCDA archive including scanned images of the original census documents, please use the request access button below.