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1380.0.55.009 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Comparing Census Night and Usual Resident Populations in Local Government Areas, 2011  
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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CENSUS NIGHT AND USUAL RESIDENT POPULATIONS


The characteristics, as well as the size, of Census Night populations can be quite different from usual resident populations. The population pyramid below compares the Census Night and usual resident populations of Isaac, a mining region in Queensland. Isaac had a high Census Night ratio of 151 people per 100 usual residents and there were large differences in the age structure and sex of Census Night and usual resident populations in 2011. The usual resident population had similar numbers of males and females in each age group. In contrast, the Census Night population was very different, with a relatively large number of males aged between 20 and 69 years.



CENSUS NIGHT AND USUAL RESIDENT POPULATIONS, by Age and Sex, Isaac, Queensland, 2011

Chart: Census Night and Usual Resident Populations, by Age and Sex, Isaac, Queensland, 2011
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011.


In 2011, there were LGAs with high Census Night ratios in most states and in the Northern Territory. The following sections present LGAs with high Census Night ratios by jurisdiction and identify interesting similarities between the characteristics of the Census Night populations in some LGAs.

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