Australian Bureau of Statistics
2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)
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Year of Arrival in Australia
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Applicable to: Persons born overseas who will be in Australia for more than one year
1890-2006 (1890 to 2006 singly)
&&&& Not stated
@@@@ Not applicable
VVVV Overseas visitor
Total number of categories:
by single year of arrival 115
by standard recode 11
More Detailed Description
Quality Statement - Year of Arrival in Australia (YARP)
There are many aspects which can affect the quality of Census data. The following information should be considered when viewing data on Year of Arrival in Australia (YARP).
This data is captured automatically from written numeric responses and there is some risk of character recognition error. The data is subject to sample checks to ensure an acceptable level of quality and all outlying values are checked to ensure they match the response on the form.
The non-response rate for 2006 was 4.8%, the same rate as for 2001. Unlike most other variables the non-response rate is not affected by the occurrence of non-responding dwellings as Year of Arrival in Australia (YARP) is only applicable for persons who have stated that they were born in a country other than Australia, in the preceding question.
Figure 1: Year of Arrival in Australia Question and Preceding Question
Additional sources of Year of Arrival in Australia information are available from ABS publications and associated collections, including:
The ABS aims to produce high quality data from the Census. To achieve this, extensive effort is put into Census form design, collection procedures, and processing procedures. More details regarding these efforts can be found in:
This page last updated 20 May 2011
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