Australian Bureau of Statistics
2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2001
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/04/2001
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See Employee, Labour Force Status/Status in Employment (LFSP).
Water Collection Districts (CDs) are assigned to bodies of water only that are required to be separated from the land area for enumeration and dissemination purposes. For example, sections of Sydney Harbour where people are likely to be resident on vessels on Census Night.
Water CDs have a default land-based CD so that any person enumerated in a water CD is coded to the default land-based CD. This ensures people are not mapped in waterways. Water CDs therefore do not have any statistical data associated with them, and are nil CDs.
The Census has its own section on the ABS Website located at www.abs.gov.au. By selecting the Census button located in the margin of the ABS home page, users can navigate through a broad range of information and access free data for the 2001 and previous Censuses.
The freely accessible information that can be found include: 2001 Directory of Census Statistics, Census Dictionary, Media Releases, Information and Working Papers, Census Update, How Australia Takes a Census, Census Table Specification Service, Census Snapshots, Basic Community Profile data, Australian Standard Geographical Classification, 1996 Census Statistics and Information, and relevant Contact Information. See also Census Snapshots, Census Table Specification Service.
See Rent weekly (RNTD), Tenure Type (TEND).
See Journey to Work (JTW).
The working population consists of all persons who were employed in the week prior to Census Night.
It is not possible to distinguish between workers working standard hours, and shift workers: the data collected relate to all workers.
The Census Working Population Community Profiles are tables showing the characteristics of the working population in a Statistical Local Area.
See also Journey to Work (JTW).
See Address, Hours Worked (HRSP), Industry of Employment (INDP), Journey to Work (JTW), Method of Travel to Work (MTWP), Working population.
This variable records the year of arrival in Australia for people born overseas who intend staying in Australia for at least one year. In 1996, data were collected in categories ranging from 'Before 1981' to '1996'. For 2001 data were collected by single year with valid responses being in the range 1890 to 2001.
When cross-classified with other census data, these data are useful for analysing how the characteristics of migrants change with length of time in Australia.
A question on year of first arrival has been included in all Australian censuses since 1911. In censuses prior to 1991, the question was asked in terms of number of completed years residence in Australia.
For the 2001 Census the category 'Overseas visitor' consists of those people who report they usually reside in another country.
People born overseas who answer they usually reside in Australia, but who also answer they would be in Australia less than one year, are coded to the category 'Not stated'.
This variable is coded 'Not applicable' for people born in Australia.
A check is made to ensure that a person's stated age is compatible with period of residence.
See Age (AGEP).
See Educational qualification.
See Journey to Work (JTW).
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