2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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PUR5P Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago
October release

Icon - Persons Indicates a person's place of usual residence five years before the Census. The PUR5P variable is hierarchical. The base unit is the SA2 of usual residence five years before the Census and these can be aggregated to form higher ASGS areas: SA3, SA4, Significant Urban Area, Greater Capital City Statistical Areas and State/Territory.

For details of these areas please refer to the ABS Geography page.

People who had 'no usual address' one year ago are instructed on the Census form to write 'NONE' in the Suburb/Locality field for the Usual address five years ago question.

For answers to usual residence questions, refer also to Usual Address Indicator Census Night (UAICP), Usual Address One Year Ago Indicator (UAI1P), and Usual Address Five Years Ago Indicator (UAI5P).

Applicable to:Persons aged five years and over

Categories:In addition to the ASGS geographic areas outlined above, the following categories are also included:

Undefined capital city
No usual address
Migratory, off-shore and shipping
Undefined state
Not stated
Not applicable
Overseas visitor

Number of categories: Total number of categories will depend on the geographic level chosen.

Not applicable (@@@@) category comprises:

  • Persons aged under 5 years

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