The 2006-11-16 ACLD is a representative sample of almost one million records from the 2006 Census (Wave 1) brought together with corresponding records from the 2011 Census (Wave 2) and the 2016 Census (Wave 3).
The 2006 Panel sample of records was originally linked to the 2011 Census and released in 2013. In this release, the 2006 Panel has been re-linked to the 2011 Census to take advantage of improved linking methodology since the initial release, and has then been linked to records from the 2016 Census.
The 2006-11-16 ACLD product is recommended for analysis of the 2006-11 and 2006-11-16 longitudinal populations.
Note: While the 2011 and 2016 Censuses were predominantly the same, there were some minor differences. For example, a number of changes were made to how industry of employment information was collected for the 2016 Census. The ABS advises this data is not directly comparable to 2011 industry data and should not be used to measure longitudinal transitions. For further information refer to Industry of Employment (INDP) in Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Census and Census Data, Australia, 2016 (cat. no. 2900.0).
Users are also encouraged to read Understanding the data pages in Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Census and Census Data, Australia, 2016 (cat. no. 2900.0) for information to assist with using and interpreting specific data items across time.