Welcome to the Historical Census and Colonial Data Archive
The Historical Census and Colonial Data Archive (HCCDA) is a searchable archive of Australian Colonial census publications and reports. It's a sub-archive of the Australian Data Archive (ADA). Please note that the archive contains colonial census reports and not the raw census data.
Using the archive
Here is a summary of the archive contents by colony. Click on a colony name to start working with the documents from that colony.
A Note on Image and Markup Quality
Some of the original microfiche films that the archive has digitized are of poor quality, or mistakes have crept in to the fiche scanning process. We also expect that mistakes have also crept in to the process of creating XML markup from the page images. If you spot a document page image or markup that you believe has errors or is not of a high enough quality to use, then please let us know. Every document page has a comment form where you can leave comments or corrections or other notes, or you can contact us directly at the email addresses on the contacts page.