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This paper focuses on ancestry from the perspective of first and second generation Australians - the key concern of policy makers seeking to understand and provide appropriate services for immigrants and their children.
A comprehensive analysis of all 2001 Census ancestry responses can be found in the 2001 Census: Ancestry - Detailed Paper (Census Paper No. 03/01b) (ABS Cat no. 2933.0). This complementary paper contains an outline of the question history, its format, coding procedures and discrepancy rates, detailed analysis of sample data and analysis of the full range of final data.