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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
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Glossary

This part of the dictionary is designed to help users of Census data gain a better understanding of the variables, classifications and concepts used in the 2011 Census.

For many of the variables detailed in the 2011 Census Classifications section of the dictionary, this Glossary provides additional details on variables, their classifications and in some cases, information on specific categories in a classification.

An important decision in analysing Census data is choosing the most relevant level of Geography. The Glossary includes details on Census Geographic Areas and the new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) along with information on geographic concepts.

Glossary entries are cross-referenced to major related entries. Some entries also reference other ABS publications specific to a subject. In most cases these referenced publications are available from the ABS web site www.abs.gov.au.


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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander
Absentees
Accommodation for the retired or aged (not self-contained)
Accommodation for the retired or aged, self-care
Address
Adopted child
Age (AGEP)
Ancestry
Antarctica
ANZSCO
ANZSIC
Apartment
Area (measurement)
Arrival in Australia, year of
ASCCEG
ASCED
ASCL
ASCRG
ASGC
ASGS
Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Australian born
Australian Citizenship (CITP)
Australian residents temporarily overseas
Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG)
Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED)
Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL)
Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups (ASCRG)
Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC)
Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS)
Australian Statistics Advisory Council (ASAC)
Average
BabiesBack to top
Bedsitter/flat
Birthplace
Birthplace of Parents (BPPP)
Blended family
Boarding school student
Boundaries
Bounded locality
Buying/owning a dwelling
CabinsBack to top
Caravans, houseboats, etc.
CD
CDEP
CED
Census
Census and Statistics Act
Census collection district
Census Consultancy Service
Census counts
Census date
Census form
Census Geographic Areas
Census products
Child
Child Type (CTPP)
Child Type (including grandchildren) (CTGP)
Child under 15
Christmas Island
Citizenship
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Collection District (CD)
Collector Workload (CLW)
Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP)
Comparability (geographic, over time)
Confidentiality
Consultancy services
Contributing family worker
Copyright
Core Activity Need for Assistance (ASSNP)
Count of...
Country of birth
Couple family
Craft in marinas
Data processingBack to top
Data Processing Centre
Data quality
Data release
Date of the Census
De facto
De facto population counts
De jure population counts
Dependent child
Dependent child type
Dependent Children, Count of (CDCAF)
Dependent foster child
Dependent offspring
Dependent student
Derivations and imputations
Destination Zones (DZNs)
Digital boundaries
Diplomatic representatives and dwellings
Disability
Divorced
Dwelling
Dwelling Location (DLOD)
Dwelling Structure (STRD)
Dwelling Type (DWTD)
eCensusBack to top
Education
Educational Institution: Attendee Status (TYSTAP)
Educational qualification
Elderly people
Employed
Employee
Employer
Employment
Employment sector
Employment status
Employment Type (EMTP)
English, proficiency in
Enumeration
Equivalised Total Household Income (weekly) (HIED)
Error
Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Ethnic enumeration
Ethnicity
External territories
FamilyBack to top
Family Blending (FBLF)
Family Composition (FMCF)
Family Household Composition (HCFMF)
Family/Household Reference Person Indicator (RPIP)
Family Income Derivation Indicator (FIDF)
Family members temporarily absent
Family Number (FNOF)
Family reference person
Family variables
Field of Study
First release data
Flats
Foster child
Full-Time work
Full-Time/Part-Time Student Status (STUP)
GenderBack to top
Geographic areas
Geographic data
Government
Government benefits, pensions and allowances
Grandparent Families (FMGF)
Group household
Highest Year of School Completed (HSCP)Back to top
Home owner/purchaser
Homeless people
Hours Worked (HRSP)
Houseboat
Household
Household Composition (HHCD)
Household/Dwelling variables
Household form
Household Income Derivation Indicator (HIDD)
Household members temporarily absent
Household mobility
Household reference person
Households with Indigenous person(s)
House/flat attached to a shop, office
Housing
HusbandBack to top
ICT
Immigration
Improvised home
Imputation variables
Inadequately described
Income
Indigenous family
Indigenous Household Indicator (INGDWTD)
Indigenous languages
Indigenous personal form
Indigenous special enumeration strategy
Indigenous Status (INGP)
Industry of Employment (INDP)
Industry sector
Information Consultancy
Institution
Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)
Internal migration
Internet
Interstate migration
Interviewer household form
Introduced random error
Jervis Bay Territory
Job
Labour forceBack to top
Labour Force Status and Hours Worked Not Stated (LFHRP)
Labour Force Status (LFSP)
Labour Force Status of Parents/Partners in Families (LFSF)
Landlord Type (LLDD)
Language Spoken at Home (LANP)
Legal marital status
Level of Highest Educational Attainment (HEAP)
LGA
Locality
Location of dwelling
Location of Spouse (SPLF)
Lone parent
Lone person household
Lord Howe Island
Main language other than English spoken at homeBack to top
Major urban
Manufactured home estates
Marina
Marital status
Married de facto
Married registered
Mean
Median
Median income
Method of Travel to Work (MTWP)
Migrant
Migration
Migratory SA1
Mnemonics
Mobility
Mode
Mortgage
Mortgage Repayments (monthly) Dollar Values (MRED)
Multiple family households
NameBack to top
Name of employer
Nationality
NEC (not elsewhere classified)
Need for assistance
Negative income
NEI (not elsewhere included)
Never married
NFD (not further defined)
Nominal child
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)
Norfolk Island
Not applicable
Not in the labour force
Not stated
Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD)
Number of Children Ever Born (TISP)
Number of Employees (EMPP)
Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD)
Occupation (OCCP)Back to top
Occupied private dwelling
Off-shore Statistical Area Level 1
Offspring
One-parent family
Optional questions
Origin
Other
Other family
Other related individual
Other territories
Other urban
Overseas-born
Overseas visitor
Owner managers
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
ParentBack to top
Parent-child relationship
Partner
Part-Time work
Period of residence
Person variables
Personal form
Place of birth
Place of enumeration
Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago (PUR5P)
Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago (PUR1P)
Place of Usual Residence (PURP)
Place of Work (POWP)
POA
Post Enumeration Survey (PES)
Postcode
Preliminary data
Primary family
Private dwelling
Proficiency in Spoken English (ENGP)
Proficiency in Spoken English/Language (ENGLP)
Public/Private Employer Indicator (GNGP)
Qualifications
Random perturbation of table cells Back to top
Recode
Reference person
Region
Registered Marital Status (MSTP)
Related individuals
Relations
Relationship
Relationship as Reported for Couples (RLCP)
Relationship Between Families (FRLF)
Relationship in Household (RLHP)
Relationship in Household (including grandchildren) (RLGP)
Relatives
Religious Affiliation (RELP)
Rent (weekly) (RNTD)
Rented
Residence
Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling (RLNP)
Residual categories and supplementary codes
Retention of name-identified information
Retirement village (self-contained)
Rooms in occupied private dwelling
Row house
Rural Balance
SA1Back to top
SA2
SA3
SA4
SACC
SAFD
Same-sex couple
School
School leavers
Scope and coverage
Second family
Second release data
SED
Self-employed person
Self-enumeration
Semi-detached house
Separate house
Sex (SEXP)
Sex of Lone Parent (SLPP)
Shift workers
Shipping SA1
Ships in or between Australian ports
Single parent
SLA
Sleepers-out
Small area data
Social Marital Status (MDCP)
Sole parent
SOS
South Sea Islander
Spatial data
Special Data Services
Special Indigenous personal form
Special Purpose Codes
Spouse
SSC
Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC)
Statistical geography
Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset (SLCD)
Status in employment
Step child
Student
SUA
Suburb
Supported Accommodation Flag (SAFD)
Temporarily absentBack to top
Tent
Tenure and Landlord Type (TENLLD)
Tenure Type (TEND)
Terrace house
Territory
Thematic maps
Torres Strait Islander
Total Family Income as Stated (weekly) (FINASF)
Total Family Income (weekly) (FINF)
Total Household Income as Stated (weekly) (HINASD)
Total Household Income (weekly) (HIND)
Total Personal Income (weekly) (INCP)
Tourists
Townhouse
Transport
Travel to work
Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP)
Type of Internet Connection (NEDD)
Type of Non-Private Dwelling (NPDD)
Undercounting and/or underenumerationBack to top
Unemployed
Unit Record File
Unoccupied private dwelling
Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability (UNCAREP)
Unpaid Child Care (CHCAREP)
Unpaid Domestic Work: Number of Hours (DOMP)
Unpaid helpers
Unpaid work
Unrelated child (under 15)
Unrelated individual living in a family household
Usual address
Usual residence
VariablesBack to top
Vehicles
Visitors to a household
Visitors to Australia
Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group (VOLWP)
Wage or salary earner
Weekly rent
Wife
Work Destination Zone
Working population
Year of Arrival in Australia (YARP)
Year of birthBack to top


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