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2016 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG)


Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG)

The Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG) is the Australian statistical standard for classifying data relating to the ethnic and cultural composition of the Australian population. ASCCEG is a classification of cultural and ethnic groups based on the geographic area in which a group originated or developed and the similarity of cultural and ethnic groups in terms of social and cultural characteristics.

In the Census, the ASCCEG is used to classify the variables Ancestry 1st Response (ANC1P) and Ancestry 2nd Response (ANC2P). A minor review of the classification was undertaken prior to the 2016 Census.

For more information refer to the Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG), 2016 (cat. no. 1249.0).

See also Ancestry.




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