ABOUT THIS RELEASE
The concept of Usual Residence underpins many statistical collections. As households, families and income units are formed on the basis of usual residence, it is fundamental to the measurement of the full range of variables associated with these units. There is obvious advantage therefore to standardising the concept of Usual Residence. It has proved impractical, however, to devise a single standard concept of Usual Residence that satisfies the full range of analytical requirements of users and operational exigencies of ABS collections. This paper details the two concepts of Usual Residence used in the ABS, it explains why two concepts are necessary, when and how the concepts are used, the effect of using the two concepts and describes the method in which the two concepts are used.