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2006 Census of Population and Housing - Product Brief

CENSUS DICTIONARY - cat. no. 2901.0

2006 Census Dictionary


The 2006 Census Dictionary is a comprehensive reference guide to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. It contains information about the 2006 Census classifications, which are the standard output variables for which data can be produced. The Dictionary also describes the new topics introduced in the 2006 Census and summarises classification changes that have occurred since the 2001 Census.

Alongside the classifications is a comprehensive Glossary, which contains definitions of Census terms, and explanations of the concepts relevant to Census collection, data processing and data output, including geographic concepts. New for 2006 is a section about managing Census data quality.


The 2006 Census Dictionary is aimed at all users of 2006 Census data to assist in determining and specifying output requirements and to develop a better understanding of the conceptual issues underlying the data.


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Available as a hardcopy publication. It will also be available electronically on The Census Guide CD, and from the ABS web site ( in both PDF and HTML format.


Hardcopy released on 26 May 2006

PDF released on 26 May 2006



Hardcopy $35.00 (incl. GST)

The Census Dictionary will be available free of charge from the ABS web site and on The Census Guide when released.

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