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FIGURE 1: CENSUS DATA ENHANCEMENT DEATH REGISTRATIONS TO CENSUS LINKAGE PROJECT, 2011–12, Linkage results
(a) Excludes residents temporarily overseas on Census night, imputed records and Census net undercount adjustment.
(b) Deaths that occurred on or after 10 August 2011 and were registered by 27 September 2012.
(c) Includes Indigenous status not stated.
In Table 1, the linked records are presented by Indigenous status as reported in the Census and death registration collections. Of the 606 death registrations where the person was recorded as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin in the Census only, 578 (95%) were identified as a non-Indigenous person on the death registration. The remaining 28 records (5%) were recorded as 'Indigenous status not stated'. Among the 334 death registrations where the person was identified as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander on the death registration only, 275 (82%) were reported to be a non-Indigenous person in the Census. The remaining 59 (18%) were recorded as 'Indigenous status not stated'.
TABLE 1: LINKED DEATH REGISTRATION AND CENSUS RECORDS, by Indigenous status, 2011–12
For the Indigenous Mortality Project there was a small shift from the identification pattern in the 2006 quality study towards differential reporting of Indigenous status, where being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander was reported on the person’s Census record only (up from 20% to 24%). This was in keeping with an increase in the count of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the 2011 Census (for more information see Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Counts, 2006–2011, cat. no. 2077.0).
TABLE 2: LINKED DEATH REGISTRATION AND CENSUS RECORDS FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE — 2006–07 and 2011–12