Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate this page
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
2011.0 - Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Proposed Products and Services, 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/07/2010   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  

Census Data Quality Reports

What are they?

We aim to produce high quality data from the Census. Quality management of the range of different processes involved in the Census aims to minimise errors as much as possible. It is important that we alert you to any known quality issues and provide you with a measure of any remaining error so you can make use of the data in an informed way. The purpose of these reports is to communicate data quality information to you.

What do they include?

Data Quality Reports will be available for most data items we release from the Census. The reports will give you information on:
  • coding discrepancy rates
  • processes and edits applied to the data, and
  • imputation rates.
Data Quality Reports can be accessed by clicking on the Image: "Quality" icon that appears next to each Census Classification in all Census on-line products.
The link will take you into the Census Dictionary where you can find out more about the data item, and associated classification, and access all the information contained in the Data Quality Report for each item.

Who is it for?

All users of Census data are encouraged to learn more about the underlying quality of the Census results. Data Quality Reports will be presented in an easy to read format that will provide a general overview of the degree of error for most users. More extensive detailed data quality information will be available on a subset of Census items for more experienced users.

When will it be available?

We are planning to provide you with general data quality information as soon as the data becomes available. More extensive data quality information will be appended later.


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2015

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.