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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/04/2001   
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Contents

Table
Temporarily absent
Tent
Tenure Type (TEND)
Terrace house
Territory
Thematic maps
Topographic features
Torres Strait Islander
Tourists
Townhouse
Transport
Travel to work
Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP)
Type of Non-Private Dwelling (NPDD)


Table

A table comprises a number of cells (or counts) associated with two or more variables. For example, cross-classifying the variables Age (AGEP) and Sex (SEXP) provides separate counts (cells) of the number of males and females in each age group.

The variables in a table may not necessarily use the full classification available. Recodes are used to reduce the size of tables while maintaining the usefulness of the data. See also Census Table Specification Service, Customised tables.

Temporarily absent

The census form seeks information about people who usually reside in a household but who are temporarily absent on Census Night. Coders use the following temporary absentees in determining household and family classifications:


  • partners;
  • children; and
  • co-tenants or unrelated flatmates (used to classify group households).

There are four different classifications available about persons temporarily absent. These are:

  • Count of Dependent Children Under 15 Temporarily Absent (CDCAF);
  • Count of Dependent Students (15–24) Temporarily Absent (CDSAF);
  • Count of Non-Dependent Children Temporarily Absent (CNDAF); and
  • Count of Persons Temporarily Absent From Household (CPAD).

Location of Spouse (SPLF) also identifies present and temporarily absent spouses in a family.

The only data gathered on temporarily absent persons are sex, age, person's relationship in household and whether the person is a full-time student. This information is used to assist in family coding. All other information for persons temporarily absent, and in Australia on Census Night, should have been obtained at their place of enumeration. However, this information is not able to be related back to this household. See also Child, Child under 15, Non-dependent child, Household, Partner.

Tent

See Dwelling Structure (STRD).

Tenure Type (TEND)

Tenure type describes whether a household, is purchasing, rents or owns, the dwelling in which it was enumerated on Census Night, or whether the household occupies it under another arrangement. Tenure type is derived from the responses to a series of questions.

The TEND category 'Being purchased under a rent/buy scheme' refers to households who are both purchasing some equity in the dwelling, and paying rent for the remainder.

'Being occupied under a life tenure scheme' refers to households or individuals who have a 'life tenure' contract to live in the dwelling but usually do not have any equity in the dwelling. This is a common arrangement in retirement villages.

Tenure Type (TEND) is applicable to all occupied private dwellings. See also Landlord Type (LLDD).

Terrace house

See Dwelling Structure (STR).

Territory

See State, Geographical Australia.

Thematic maps

Thematic maps are maps which show various geographic regions which are shaded or patterned, or use some other graphic tool (for example, different sized arrows), to convey differences in a particular characteristic. Census data are particularly popular for these types of maps as a wide range of characteristics is available for small areas. These areas, and the associated statistics, can then be aggregated to cover a wide range of differently shaped regions to suit various needs. See also Customised mapping service.

Topographic features

These are physical and cultural features represented on a map, such as roads, bridges, bodies of water, airports and railway stations.

See Digital base map data.

Torres Strait Islander

See Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, Community Development Employment Program (CDEP), Indigenous enumeration, Indigenous family, Indigenous household, Indigenous languages, Indigenous Status (INGP).

Tourists

See Usual residence, Visitors to Australia.

Townhouse

See Dwelling Structure (STRD).

Transport

See Journey to Work (JTW), Method of Travel to Work (MTWP), Number of Motorbikes and Scooters (MCYCD), Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD).

Travel to work

See Journey to Work (JTW), Method of Travel to Work (MTWP).

Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP)

This variable identifies the type of educational institution being attended by people who are full/part-time students. The categories cover pre-school through to tertiary institutions.

Users of the data on pre-school attendance should be aware that some children who are in child-care may be included in the pre-school figures. This has been identified as a problem with interpretation of categories by respondents.

Information on whether a person is attending an educational institution is essential for education and labour market planning. It is also used to identify dependent children in family coding. See also Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP), Educational qualification.

Type of Non-Private Dwelling (NPDD)

This variable identifies the type of non-private dwelling in which people were enumerated on Census Night. Non-private dwellings are establishments which provide a communal type of accommodation. Examples of categories are Hotel, motel; Boarding house, private hotel; Public hospital (not psychiatric); and Childcare institution.

Hotels and  private hotels are categorised differently within Type of Non-Private Dwelling (NPDD). This is mainly because of differences in length of residency, service provision, and how the hotel/private hotel classifies itself.

Type of Non-Private Dwelling also includes the category 'Accommodation for the retired or aged (cared)' which is accommodation where meals are provided. On the other hand, units in 'Accommodation for the retired or aged (self-care)' are classified as private dwellings, and can be identified by the variable Dwelling Location (DLOD). See also Accommodation for the retired or aged (self-care), Dwelling, Dwelling Location (DLOD), Dwelling Structure (STRD), Dwelling Type (DWTD).

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