2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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2016 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> South Sea Islander

South Sea Islander

Australian South Sea Islanders are the descendants of South Sea Islanders brought to Australia for labour purposes from the 1860s to just after the turn of the twentieth century and have been identified by legislation as a disadvantaged minority group.

This group excludes later voluntary migrants from the South Pacific region.

Australians of South Sea Islander descent may be identified by cross classifying Ancestry (ANC1P/ANC2P/ANCP) with Country of Birth of Person (BPLP).

See also Ancestry.

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