3302.0.55.005 - Information Paper: Death registrations to Census linkage project - Key Findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2011-2012  
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GLOSSARY

'Always Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander' algorithm

If a person was reported as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin in both the Census and on their death registration record, the 'always' definition considers them to be as such for the purposes of reporting their underlying cause of death, or other statistical information. This is equivalent to the group of people who reported 'consistently'.

Core activity need for assistance

Measures the number of people with a profound or severe disability. People with a profound or severe disability are defined as those people needing help or assistance in one or more of the three core activity areas of self-care, mobility and communication, because of a disability, long term health condition (lasting six months or more) or old age.

eCensus

The eCensus is the electronic option for returning a Census form, which allows respondents to complete the Census via the Internet.

'Ever Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander' algorithm

If a person was reported as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin in the Census or on their death registration record, the 'ever' definition considers them to be as such for the purposes of reporting their underlying cause of death, or other statistical information.

Interviewer household form

The interviewer household form is used in discrete Indigenous communities (communities of Indigenous people in which language differences or other factors make use of the standard self-enumeration forms impractical). The interviewer household form is an interview based Census form which is used to record the details of up to 12 persons in a household, and some dwelling data. If there are more than 12 persons in a dwelling additional interviewer household forms are used.

Multiple family household

A households that contains more than one family. A family is defined by the ABS as two or more persons, one of whom is at least 15 years of age, who are related by blood, marriage (registered or de facto), adoption, step or fostering, and who are usually resident in the same household. Each separately identified couple relationship, lone parent-child relationship or other blood relationship forms the basis of a family.

Non-remote Areas

Geographical areas within the 'Major cities of Australia', 'Inner regional Australia' and 'Outer regional Australia' categories of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2011 Remoteness Structure. See also Remoteness Area.

Remote Areas

Geographical areas within the 'Remote Australia' and 'Very remote Australia' categories of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2011 Remoteness Structure. This term has been abbreviated to 'Remote' in this publication. See also Remoteness Area.

Remoteness Area

Within the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2011 the Remoteness Structure divides each state and territory into several regions on the basis of their relative access to services. There are six Remoteness Areas in this structure: Major Cities of Australia, Inner Regional Australia, Outer Regional Australia, Remote Australia, Very Remote Australia and Migratory. These are based on an aggregation of geographical areas which share common characteristics of remoteness, determined in the context of Australia as a whole. The criteria for these Remoteness Areas are based on the Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA). ARIA measures the remoteness of a point based on the physical road distance to the nearest Urban Centre in each of the five size classes. For more information see Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 5 - Remoteness Structure, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.005).