2011.0 - Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Proposed Products and Services, 2011  
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Census Data Quality Reports

What are they?

We aim to produce high quality data from the Census. Quality management of the range of different processes involved in the Census aims to minimise errors as much as possible. It is important that we alert you to any known quality issues and provide you with a measure of any remaining error so you can make use of the data in an informed way. The purpose of these reports is to communicate data quality information to you.

What do they include?

Data Quality Reports will be available for most data items we release from the Census. The reports will give you information on:
  • coding discrepancy rates
  • processes and edits applied to the data, and
  • imputation rates.
Data Quality Reports can be accessed by clicking on the Image: "Quality" icon that appears next to each Census Classification in all Census on-line products.
The link will take you into the Census Dictionary where you can find out more about the data item, and associated classification, and access all the information contained in the Data Quality Report for each item.

Who is it for?

All users of Census data are encouraged to learn more about the underlying quality of the Census results. Data Quality Reports will be presented in an easy to read format that will provide a general overview of the degree of error for most users. More extensive detailed data quality information will be available on a subset of Census items for more experienced users.

When will it be available?

We are planning to provide you with general data quality information as soon as the data becomes available. More extensive data quality information will be appended later.