How Australia Takes a Census - Cat. No 2903.0
How Australia Takes a Census (HATAC) provides an insight into the conduct of the 2001 Census. Covering the planning, collection and output processes, readers are also provided with a history of census taking in Australia, beginning with the first musters in 1788. New issues, such as the retention of census forms and the latest forms processing technology, are included along with copies of the 2001 Census Household Form and the Guide.
View the publication How Australia Takes a Census in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format from this Web site.
Census Fact Sheets
Census Fact Sheets are designed to assist in the use and interpretation of census data. They provide a summary of conceptual and data issues, and changes that have occurred since the last Census. Fact Sheets expected for the first release of data from the 2001 Census include:
- Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) and Census Geographic Areas - Diagram of Structures
- Number of Charged Categories for Major Classifications
- Census Topic Index
- Summary of Changes to Variables 1996 to 2001
- Mnemonics in Alphabetical Order
- Confidentiality of Census Output
- Postcodes and Census data
Individual Fact Sheets will be published progressively.
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This page first published 17 June 2002, last updated 27 October 2006