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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

NEC (Not Elsewhere Classified)
NEI (Not Elsewhere Included)
NFD (Not Further Denfined)
Name
Name attribution (component of digital geographic information)
Name of employer
Nationality
Negative income
Never married
Non-ASGC areas
Non-dependent child
Non-family member
Non-government
Non-labour force occupations
Non-private dwelling
Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (QALFP)
Non-School Qualification: Level of Education (QALLP)
Non-School Qualification: Year Completed (QALYP)
Norfolk Island
Not applicable
Not in the labour force
Not stated
Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD)
Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD)
Number of Motorbikes and Scooters (MCYCD)

NEC (Not Elsewhere Classified)

See Residual categories and supplementary codes.

NEI (Not Elsewhere Included)

See Residual categories and supplementary codes.

NFD (Not Further Defined)

See Residual categories and supplementary codes.

Name

The names of all people are requested on the census form for the following reasons:

  • they assist the person(s) completing the form to report relevant information for each person on the form;
  • they help the census collector check for any omissions from the census form if a household has to be contacted a second time;
  • it is essential in processing the Post Enumeration Survey, conducted after the Census;
  • they assist in coding family and place of usual residence; and
  • research has shown that an anonymous census would obtain a lower response rate and less accurate data.

    All name-identified information from past censuses has been destroyed, once the statistical processing was completed. However, for the 2001 Census, not all name-identified information will be destroyed:

  • The Government has accepted the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs report, Saving Our Census and Preserving Our History that saving name-identified census information ‘for future research, with appropriate safeguards, will make a valuable contribution to preserving Australia’s history for future generations’. This is particularly true for the 2001 Census as it coincides with the Centenary of Federation.
  • In order to ensure the current high levels of public confidence and cooperation in the census are maintained, and to respect the wishes of those who do not want their information retained for future release, information will only be kept for those persons who explicitly give their consent. If a person does not explicitly agree to their name-identified Census information being retained their name and address will be destroyed once statistical processing has been completed.
  • The name-identified information that is kept will not be available for any purpose including by a court or tribunal within a 99 year closed access period.  It will become publicly available in the year 2100. See also Confidentiality, Post Enumeration Survey (PES), Retention of name-identified information.

Name attribution (component of digital geographic information)

See Attribution.

Name of employer

For each employed person, his/her employer's business name is requested on the census form. This information is used to assist in classifying the employed person's Industry of Employment (INDP).

In line with ABS practice to maintain the confidentiality of data provided by respondents, the name of the employer is not recorded on computer files.

See also Confidentiality, Name, Unit Record File.

Nationality

See Australian Citizenship (CITP).

Negative income

See Individual Income (INCP).

Never married

See Marital status, Registered Marital Status (MSTP), Social Marital Status (MDCP).

Non-ASGC areas

See Census Geographic Areas.

Non-dependent child

A natural, step, adopted or foster child of a couple or lone parent usually resident in the household, who is aged over 15 years, not a full-time student aged 15–24 years, and has no partner or child of his/her own usually resident in the household.

See also Child, Couple family, Foster Child, Lone Parent, Partner, Other related individual, Step Child.

Non-family member

A person who does not fulfil any of the family criteria of couple relationship, parent-child relationship, or other blood relationship with any of the usual residents of the household. They may live within a family household, or they may form a non-family household either as a lone person or a group household.

A non-family member is a person who is either:

  • a lone person;
  • a group household member; or
  • an unrelated individual living in a family household.

See also Dwelling, Household, Relationship in Household (RLHP), Visitors to Australia, Visitors to a household.

Non-government

See Industry Sector (GNGP), Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP).

Non-labour force occupations

These are occupations such as housewives, students and pensioners. Under international definitions of labour force, people whose sole occupations include those above, are coded in the Census as 'not in the labour force'.

See also Labour force, Labour Force Status/Status in Employment (LFSP).

Non-private dwelling

See Type of Non-Private Dwelling (NPDD).

Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (QALFP)

This variable describes the field of study of the highest completed non-school qualification.

The full classification for levels of education and fields of education, together with an explanation of the conceptual basis of the classification, can be found in the publication Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) (Cat. no. 1272.0). This publication is due for release around July 2001.

QALFP is derived from a number of responses to the census form, including the name of the awarding institution. The responses are used only for coding the correct field of study.

Qualifications outside the scope of this variable are classified as not applicable.

See also Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP), Non-School Qualification: Level of Education (QALLP), Non-School Qualification: Year Completed (QALYP), Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP).

Non-School Qualification: Level of Education (QALLP)

This variable describes the level of education of the highest completed non-school qualification (e.g. bachelor degree, diploma).

The full classification for levels of education and fields of study, together with an explanation of the conceptual basis of the classification, can be found in the publication Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) (Cat. no. 1272.0). This publication is due for release around July 2001.

ASCED is designed for a wide range of purposes, and the information received from the census is not detailed enough to allow coding to the lowest level of the classification. Therefore standard census products will be available at the two digit ASCED level, and some three digit information may be available upon request.

See also Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP), Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (QALFP), Non-School Qualification: Year Completed (QALYP), Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP).

Non-School Qualification: Year Completed (QALYP)

This variable describes the year in which the highest non-school qualification was completed. The question on the census form changed for 2001 so that respondents could specify a year rather than nominate a range of years. For the 2001 Census valid responses are 1916 to 2001.

Year Completed is only applicable for people who report having a qualification and who are aged 15 years and over.

See also Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP), Non-School Qualification: Level of Education (QALLP), Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (QALFP), Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP).

Norfolk Island

This island is outside the scope of the Census.

Not applicable

See Residual categories and supplementary codes.

Not in the labour force

Persons not in the Labour Force are those persons who, during the reference week, were not in the categories Employed or Unemployed. They include persons who were keeping house (unpaid), retired, voluntarily inactive, permanently unable to work, in gaol, trainee teachers, members of contemplative religious orders, and persons whose only activity during the reference week was jury service or unpaid voluntary work for a charitable organisation. See also Labour force, Labour force Status/Status in Employment (LFSP), Non-labour force occupations.

Not stated

See Residual categories and supplementary codes.

Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD)

This dwelling variable provides a count of the number of bedrooms in each occupied private dwelling, including caravans in caravan parks.

Housing authorities and other users of ABS information use this data:

  • to provide some indication of dwelling size; and
  • to provide an indication of overcrowding by calculating occupancy ratios (i.e. the number of people per room/bedroom).

When calculating occupancy ratios, it is preferable to base them on the number of people usually resident rather than the number of people present in the household on Census Night.

See also Dwelling.

Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD)

This variable records the number of registered motor vehicles, which are owned or used by members of a household, and which are garaged or parked near the occupied private dwelling on Census Night. It includes vans and company vehicles kept at home, but excludes motor bikes, scooters and tractors.

Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD) is a significant part of a package of transport-related census variables and has an important place in transport modelling, town planning and market research. It also serves as a useful socioeconomic indicator, either by itself or when cross classified with other characteristics, to identify mobility and thus the ability to access services. Data on the distribution of vehicles are important for indicating needs such as parking and public transport.

See also Dwelling, Household, Journey to Work (JTW), Method of Travel to Work (MTWP), Number of Motorbikes and Scooters (MCYCD).

Number of Motorbikes and Scooters (MCYCD)

The Number of Motorbikes and Scooters (MCYCD) is a new variable for the 2001 Census. Motorbikes and motor scooters were previously excluded from vehicle counts.

MCYCD identifies the number of registered motorbikes and motor scooters owned or used by household members, and garaged/parked at or near the private dwelling on Census Night.

Similar to the classification Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD), MCYCD data are used to help determine transport policies and priorities. MCYCD is also required for analysing and predicting motor cycle ownership patterns; indicating the availability of sources of transport other than public transport; providing a socioeconomic profile of the population, including population mobility.

See also Dwelling, Household, Journey to Work (JTW), Method of Travel to Work (MTWP), Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD).


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