Australian Bureau of Statistics
1289.0 - Standards for Statistics on Cultural and Language Diversity, 1999
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/1999
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THE CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA
THE STANDARD CLASSIFICATION AND CODE STRUCTURE
16. The standard classification for Indigenous Status has a hierarchical structure comprising two levels. There are four categories at the detailed level of the classification which are grouped into two categories at the broader level. The classification is as follows:
17. The code structure follows the standard classification:
18. Not Applicable.
19. The supplementary categories are reserved for 'Not stated/Inadequately described' responses when coding data to the Indigenous Status classification.
21. Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI) systems in particular may require supplementary codes for handling the circumstances identified above.
SCOPE OF THE CLASSIFICATION
22. The variable Indigenous Status applies to all persons.
APPLICATION OF THE CLASSIFICATION TO OTHER VARIABLES
23. Not applicable.
24. Responses to the Indigenous Status question are self-coded to the appropriate category of the classification. Only the second digit of the two-digit code need be used for data input and storage purposes.
25. The Indigenous Status question allows for more than one response. The procedure for coding multiple responses is as follows:
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