3302.0.55.004 - Linking Death registrations to the 2016 Census, 2016-17  
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been funded as part of the Council of Australian Governments Closing the Gap initiative and given a mandate to deliver information to improve the measurement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy.

The 2016 Census to Death registrations linkage project enables an estimate of the under-identification of Indigenous status in death registrations to be produced. This allows for adjustments to the registered data when compiling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life tables, projections, backcast estimates and intercensal estimates.

This paper details the methodology used in the 2016 linkage process, the outcomes of the project and the quality of the linked dataset.

Formerly: Information Paper: Death registrations to Census linkage project - Methodology and Quality Assessment.