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What are they?

The purpose of these statements is to communicate data quality information to users. The ABS aims to produce high quality data from the Census. Quality management of the range of different processes involved in the Census aims to minimise errors as much as possible. Therefore, it is important that users are alerted to any known quality issues and provided with a measure of any remaining error so data is used in an informed way.

Who are they for?

All users of Census data are encouraged to learn more about the underlying quality of the Census results.

What do they include?

Data Quality Statements are available for all standard data items from the Census. The statements provide information on:

    • coding discrepancy rates where applicable
    • processes and edits applied to the data, and
    • imputation rates.

Data Quality Statements can be accessed by clicking on the Image: "Quality" icon that appears next to each Census Classification in all Census on-line products.

The link will take users into the Census Dictionary where they can find out more about the data item, and associated classification, and access all the information contained in the Data Quality Statements for each item.

When will it be available?

General data quality information will be provided as soon as the data becomes available. More extensive data quality information will be appended later.

What do they look like?

Visit the Data Quality Statements page.