2082.0 - Discover Your Commonwealth Electoral Division, Australia, 2019  
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  • Explanatory Notes

EXPLANATORY NOTES

This product update to 2016 contains data profiles for the 2018 Commonwealth Electoral Division boundaries. These profiles are based on the 2016 Census of Population and Housing and June 2017 Estimated Resident Population (ERP).

For more information about Census data items see Census Dictionary, 2016 (cat. no. 2901.0). For more information about population statistics from ERP, see Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2018 (cat. no. 3101.0) and Population FAQs.


GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES

The ASGS Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (CED) are an ABS approximation of Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) electoral divisions, using one or more Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1).

For information on the electoral boundaries, including digital boundary files, refer to the ABS publication 1270.0.55.003 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures, July 2018.

For further information on the ABS and geospatial data see the Geography page.

Commonwealth Electoral Divisions in Other Territories

Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are included in the electoral division of Lingiari (NT).

Jervis Bay Territory is included in the electoral division of Fenner (ACT).

Lord Howe Island is included in the electoral division of Sydney (NSW).

Norfolk Island is included in the electoral division of Bean (ACT).

Changes to Commonwealth Electoral Division boundaries since 2016

The boundaries for commonwealth electoral divisions have changed since the 2016 federal election. The most recent boundary redistributions by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) were:

  • the 2017 redistribution of the Northern Territory and Tasmania, and
  • the 2018 redistribution of Queensland, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia.

A detailed explanation and report of federal electoral boundary redistributions can be found on the Australian Electoral Commission website.


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION DATA ITEMS

Population and age groups

Population counts and age group data are sourced from 2017 Estimated Resident Population (ERP) data.

Estimated resident population (ERP) is the official estimate of the Australian population, which links people to a place of usual residence within Australia. The estimated resident population and age group data are as of 30 June 2017. This data can be found in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016-17 (cat. no. 3218.0).

For more information on the differences between ERP and Census counts, see the ABS' Population FAQs.


CENSUS DATA ITEMS

Proportional information on person, family and household characteristics is sourced from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

Families

The sum of the percentages for family composition in the table may not total 100% because the table does not include the category 'Other families'. Data is for families in occupied private dwellings only. Family data are based on Place of Enumeration.

For more information, see Family Composition (FMCF) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Housing

The sum of the percentages for tenure type in the table may not total 100% because the table does not include the categories 'Other tenure type' (e.g. dwellings occupied under a life tenure scheme) and 'Tenure type not stated'. Data is for occupied private dwellings only. Household data are based on Place of Enumeration.

Median household income, median rent and median mortgage are calculated for occupied private dwellings only. Data is based on Place of Enumeration.

For more information, see Tenure type (TEND), Total Household Income (weekly) (HIND), Mortgage Repayments (monthly) Dollar Values (MRED), Rent (weekly) Dollar Values (RNTD) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

This includes all people who identified themselves as being of Aboriginal origin, or Torres Strait Islander origin, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin. Overseas visitors are excluded. Data for persons are based on Place of Usual Residence.

For more information, see Indigenous Status (INGP) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Born overseas

Overseas visitors are excluded as they are not usual residents of Australia. The 'Not stated' responses are included in the calculation of percentages. Data for persons are based on Place of Usual Residence.

For more information, see Country of Birth of Person (BPLP) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Recent migrants

'Recent migrants' refer to residents of Australia who arrived from overseas from 2006 up to the 2016 Census. Overseas visitors are excluded. The 'Not stated' responses are included in the calculation of percentages. Data for persons are based on Place of Usual Residence.

For more information, see Year of Arrival in Australia (ranges) (YARRP) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Language other than English spoken at home

Overseas visitors are excluded as they are not usual residents of Australia. The 'Not stated' responses are included in the calculation of percentages. Data for persons are based on Place of Usual Residence.

For more information, see Language Spoken at Home (ranges) (LANP) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Engagement

Data is listed for 18-64 year olds only. The sum of the percentages in the table may not total 100% because the table does not include the category 'Engagement status undetermined/Not stated'. Data is based on Place of Usual Residence.

For more information, see Engagement in Employment, Education and Training (EETP) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Occupation

Occupation data has been provided at the 1-digit level. The sum of the percentages in the table may not total 100% because the table does not include the Occupation categories 'Inadequately described' and 'Not stated'. Data for persons are based on Place of Usual Residence.

For more information, see Occupation (ranges) (OCCP) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Education

'Year 12 or equivalent completion for 20 to 24 year olds' is based on the Highest Year of School Completed.

'Certificate III or higher' is for all people aged 15 and over. 'Certificate III or higher' includes Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Degree level qualifications. It is based on the Level of Highest Educational Attainment.

Data is based on Place of Usual Residence.

For more information, see Highest Year of School Completed (HSCP) or Level of Highest Educational Attainment (HEAP) in the Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).


FURTHER STATISTICS

Geographic recodes for 2018 Commonwealth Electoral Division boundaries have been created for use in Census TableBuilder. Further statistics for the electorates can be obtained using the 2018 Commonwealth Electoral Division custom geography files for TableBuilder Pro available in 1270.0.55.003 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures, July 2018.

For more information on using custom geography files, see the Custom Data section of the TableBuilder User Guide.

ABS Information Consultancy may be able to customise Census data unique to your needs, including using the most recent electorate boundaries. More information on Customised Data Services can be found on the relevant web page or by calling ABS' Information Centre on 1300 135 070.