2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016
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Visitors to Australia
The question on the Census form, 'Where does the person usually live?' allows the identification of people who are usually resident in another country. These overseas visitors are identified as a separate category (coded as V) for all applicable variables.
For the 2006, 2011 and 2016 Censuses, overseas visitors were those people who indicated they would be usually resident in Australia for less than a year.
Since the 1996 Census, overseas visitors have been separately categorised in standard tabulations, with the exception of Age (AGEP), Sex (SEXP) and Registered Marital Status (MSTP) tabulations.
Overseas visitors can be identified for AGEP, SEXP, and MSTP by cross-classifying with a variable which contains a separate overseas visitor category.
See also Place of enumeration, Place of Usual Residence (PURP).