2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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POWP Place of Work
October release

Icon - PersonsPlace of Work is coded from the workplace address question on the Census form and relates to where the person worked in the week prior to Census night.

Place of Work is coded to a Destination Zone. Destination Zones boundaries for 2016 have been designed by the ABS following consultation with each State and Territory Transport Authority and cover all of Australia.

Place of Work is a hierarchical field and can be broken into State, SA2 and Destination Zone.

- State/Territory
- SA2
- Destination Zone

Place of Work can be cross classified with Place of Usual Residence and/or Method of Travel to Work to provide Journey to Work data.

People who have not provided enough information to have their place of work coded to a Destination Zone will have this information imputed. The Imputation Flag for Place of Work (IFPOWP) variable can be used to identify records whose place of work has been imputed.

Applicable to:Employed persons

Categories:A list of categories is available from the Information Consultancy Service, although the following are always included:

  • Not applicable
  • Overseas visitor

  • Number of categories: Available on request

    Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Unemployed persons, looking for either full-time or part-time work
  • Persons not in the labour force
  • Persons with Labour Force Status (LFSP) not stated
  • Persons aged under 15 years



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