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2016 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Australian born

Australian born

Australian born includes all people born in Australia and excludes people:
    • born at sea
    • whose response was classified 'Inadequately described' or
    • whose response was classified 'Not elsewhere classified'.

Australia in this definition is as set out in section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act ,1901 and for the 2016 Census includes: the six states, The Northern Territory, The Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay Territory, and the territories of Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.

In 2011 and previous Censuses, Norfolk Island was not included in the definition of geographic Australia. Christmas and Cocos Keeling Islands have been included since the 1996 Census. These two changes reflect amendments to the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

This definition of Australia equates to '1101 Australia' and '1102 Norfolk Island' in the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), 2016 (cat. no. 1269.0), used to code Country of Birth.

See also Overseas-born, Norfolk Island.

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