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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
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Comparability (geographic, over time)

Around twenty five per cent of all Collection Districts (CDs) undergo some type of change between Censuses. The types of changes which can occur include:

    • splitting a CD into two or more new CDs;
    • amalgamating two or more CDs into a new CD; and
    • varying the boundary of an existing CD.

The extent of change is indicated in a variable on the Collection District Record Database. This can be used to approximate links between geographic areas over time.

The ABS has used this information to prepare a definition of 2001 SLAs which can be used with 2006 Census data. The Time-Series Profile, utilises this concordance.

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