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The Census of Population and Housing provides a wealth of information about the Australian community. This information is made available through a suite of standard products, or data can be tailored to suit individual user requirements. The 2001 Census Dictionary is a comprehensive reference guide designed to assist users of 2001 Census data to determine and specify their output requirements, and to develop a better understanding of the conceptual issues underlying the data.
The first section of the Dictionary contains information about 2001 Census Classifications. These classifications are generally referred to as the standard output variables for which data can be produced. The Classification section is an essential resource for users who wish to specify tables customised to their specific needs. This section also describes the new topics introduced in the 2001 Census and highlights the classification changes that have occurred since the 1996 Census.
The second section of the Dictionary contains definitions of census terms and explains the concepts relevant to census collection, processing and output of data. Entries in this section of the Dictionary are cross-referenced to major related entries, many of which refer directly to questions on the 2001 Census Questionnaire.
The 2001 Census Dictionary should prove an invaluable reference source for all census data users.