3419.0.55.001 - Microdata: Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset, 2016 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/02/2019  First Issue
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The 2016 Australian Census and Temporary Integrated Dataset (ACTEID) TableBuilder product is single-level file that counts persons and has data items as collected at the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

The 2016 ACTEID TableBuilder contains linked data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing and data on temporary visa holders from the Department of Home Affairs. Census data items include; age, sex, relationship in household, geographic area (place of usual residence, place of enumeration, place of work), country of birth, birthplace of male/female parent, Australian citizenship, proficiency in spoken English, religious affiliation, year of arrival, ancestry, language spoken at home, labour force status, level of education attainment, non-school qualifications, voluntary work etc.

The data items relating to a person's migration event include:

    • VISAP: Visa class of a person's entry into Australia
    • VPAFP : A person's applicant status i.e. main applicant or secondary
    • CPLP: Citizenship country

The data items included in 2016 ACTEID 2016 TableBuilder are grouped under broad headings and subheadings. A complete list of data items can be accessed from the Downloads tab.


Data items produced from a survey or Census that allow a respondent to fall into multiple categories are referred to as multiple response data items. For example, the 2016 Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset (ACTEID) contains the Ancestry variable that allows respondents to report up to two ancestries on their Census form. Respondents do not have the option of ranking their answers to the ancestry question, so where a respondent reports two ancestries, those two ancestries have equal standing. The basis for allocating ancestries to the variables ANC1P and ANC2P is administrative only and is based on the order in which they are processed.

The two ancestry variables (ANC1P and ANC2P) have also been combined into one variable - Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP).


Most data items included in the microdata include a 'Not applicable' category. The classification value of the 'Not applicable' category, where relevant, are shown in the data item lists in the Downloads tab.

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