Australian Bureau of Statistics
3228.0.55.001 - Population Estimates: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2009
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METHOD OF ESTIMATION
8.4 The Indigenous population of Australia comprises people who are of Aboriginal origin, Torres Strait Islander origin or both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin. The Commonwealth definition of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is:
8.5 The 2006 Census of Population and Housing (Household Form) asked the following question of each person:
Is the person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
Census Post Enumeration Survey
8.6 The 2006 PES introduced several methodological changes including extending the scope of the survey to remote areas of Australia and discrete Indigenous communities. A new estimation method was also introduced. For more details on the PES, see:
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