2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
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Visitors to Australia

Question 8 on the Census form, 'Where does the person usually live?' allows the identification of people who are usually resident in another country. These overseas visitors are identified as a separate category (coded as V) for all applicable variables.

In the 1996 Census, overseas visitors were those people who indicated they would be usually resident in Australia for less than six months. For the 2001 and 2006 Censuses, this has been increased to less than one year.

Prior to the 1996 Census, overseas visitor data were included in standard tabulations unless otherwise specified. Since the 1996 Census, overseas visitors have been separately categorised in standard tabulations, with the exception of Age (AGEP), Sex (SEXP) and Marital Status (MSTP) tabulations.

Overseas visitors can be identified for AGEP, SEXP, and MSTP by cross-classifying with a variable which contains a separate overseas visitor category.

See also Estimated Resident Population (ERP), Place of enumeration, Place of Usual Residence (PURP).

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