2081.0 - Australians' journeys through life: Stories from the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset, ACLD Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/12/2018   
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In this release of the 2011-2016 ACLD, a representative sample of over 1.2 million records from the 2011 Census (Wave 2) was brought together with corresponding records from the 2016 Census (Wave 3) to form the 2011 Panel of the ACLD. The 2011 Panel includes new births and migrants since the 2006 Census, and is a rich source for exploring how Australian society has changed between the 2011 and 2016 Censuses.

A future release of the 2016 ACLD will include additional data items on the 2011 Panel, as well as an updated 2006 Panel consisting of a linked sample between the 2006, 2011 and 2016 Censuses.

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.

For more information about the ACLD, refer to Microdata: Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (cat. no. 2080.0).


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or email client.services@abs.gov.au. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.

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