Australian Bureau of Statistics
2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/1996
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See Child Type (CTPP), Number of Children Ever Born (TISP).
See Digital Base Map.
See Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD).
These variables contain the country of birth of each individual, and each individual's father and mother (Questions 12, 15 and 16). There are three variables available:
The Australian Standard Classification of Countries for Social Statistics (ASCCSS) is used to classify birthplace responses to the 1996 Census. This classification uses the current names of countries, so if a person uses a former name the current name is coded for output purposes. For example, Siam would be coded to Thailand.
If birthplace of individual is not stated on the census form, an attempt is made to derive it from other answers or from responses from other family members. If birthplace cannot be derived it is coded to Not stated.
People born in Australia are not required to complete Question 13, which asks what year each person arrived in Australia.
See also Australian Standard Classification of Countries For Social Statistics (ASCCSS), Australia, Australian Citizenship (NATP), Language (LANP), Other Territories, Year of Arrival in Australia (YARP).
Birthplace of father
A boarder is any person aged 15 years or over who is unrelated to any member of a household, and who is supplied with meals and lodging in return for payment.
Boarders at school or college are specifically asked to record the school or college as their usual residence. This instruction was not given in censuses prior to 1986 and often these people incorrectly reported their family home as their place of usual residence.
See Digital Boundaries.
See Tenure Type (TEND).
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