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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

Gender
Geographic areas
Geographic data
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographical Australia
GIS
Government
Group household

Gender

See Sex (SEXP).

Geographic areas

See Census Geographic Areas, Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

Geographic data

See Census Geographic Areas, Digital base map data, Digital boundaries.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are software systems for the capture, storage, manipulation (analysis) and display of spatially referenced data.

Geographical Australia

For ASGC purposes, the ABS uses the definition of Australia as set out in section 17(a) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 and as amended by the Territories Law Reform Act, No. 104, 1992.

Geographical Australia, since 1993, includes:


New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay Territory, and the external Territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. See also Australia.

GIS

See Geographic Information Systems.

Government

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

Group household

The ABS defines a group household as a household consisting of two or more unrelated people where all persons are aged 15 years or over. There are no reported couple relationships, parent-child relationships or other blood relationships in these households.

An unrelated child (e.g. boarder) under the age of 15 who lives in a household with one or more usual residents, is coded as forming a parent-child relationship within that household. These households become family households, not group households.

Group households are classified in the variable Household Type (HHTD), and individual members are classified in Relationship in Household (RLHP).

See also Child, Family, Household, Household Type (HHTD), Relationship in Household (RLHP).

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