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4705.0 - Population Distribution, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/08/2007  Final
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APPENDIX 5 USUAL RESIDENCE CODING AND EDITS


USUAL RESIDENCE CODING

The Census asks people to provide information about where they usually live and this information is coded to a CD of usual residence. This is used as the basis for producing Census usual residence counts for geographical areas in the ASGC and the AIGC.


The response provided to the usual residence Census question can sometimes be insufficient for coding a CD of usual residence. In the past, 'Not stated' or 'Inadequately described' categories were included at the CD level to account for such responses. For the first time in 2006, CD of usual residence has been imputed where either insufficient information was provided, or there was no response. In these instances, the CD of enumeration has been imputed for the CD of usual residence.


Almost 7% of all people had their CD of usual residence imputed, compared with 5% of Indigenous people. New South Wales and Queensland had the highest number of Indigenous people with an imputed CD of usual residence (7,075 and 6,157 people respectively), while Victoria and Western Australia had the highest proportion of Indigenous people with an imputed CD of usual residence (5.8% and 5.7% of Indigenous people respectively).

2006 Census(a), CD of usual residence data

Indigenous Population
Total Population
CD of usual residence imputed(b)
Proportion of population
CD of usual residence imputed(b)
Proportion of population
State/Territory of enumeration
no.
%
no.
%

New South Wales
7 075
5.1
446 989
6.8
Victoria
1 745
5.8
290 100
5.9
Queensland
6 157
4.8
301 615
7.5
South Australia
1 377
5.4
81 795
5.4
Western Australia
3 354
5.7
158 304
8.0
Tasmania
652
3.9
25 803
5.5
Northern Territory
2 316
4.3
28 492
13.1
Australian Capital Territory
161
4.1
18 346
5.6
Australia(c)
22 849
5.0
1 351 762
6.7

(a) Place of enumeration.
(b) Includes not stateds (i.e. records missing address information) and records with insufficient information.
(c) Includes Other Territories. See Glossary.



EDITS

During the processing of Census data, a series of edits are applied to remove inconsistencies and errors. The Indigenous status question is edited to change responses of 'Aboriginal' and/or 'Torres Strait Islander' to non-Indigenous for persons who, based on other information provided, are unlikely to be Indigenous.


The 2006 editing strategy for the Indigenous status question was the same as in 2001, and was based only on the birthplace of an individual's parents. If both parents were born overseas, then Indigenous status was changed to 'non-Indigenous', regardless of the individual's reported birthplace. For information on previous editing strategies, see the 2001 edition of this publication Population Distribution, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2001 (cat. no. 4705.0).


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