3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2015 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/06/2016
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NORFOLK ISLAND DATA
In preparation for the administrative reforms to Norfolk Island which comes into effect on 1 July 2016, population data for Norfolk Island are being released in Table 8 for the first time. For further information see Explanatory Note 3.
NET OVERSEAS MIGRATION - PROCESSING CHANGES AND DATA UPDATES
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is progressively rolling out new technologies to streamline and strengthen border operations. Coinciding with the roll-out of Departure SmartGates there has been an increase in outgoing passenger cards not being collected due to passengers failing to place their cards into the drop boxes.
To address recent and previous increases in missing passenger cards the ABS has introduced a new method to the Overseas Arrivals and Departures system to accommodate higher numbers of missing cards. As previously advised the introduction of the improvements would lead to additional revisions in this release of Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0). These revisions have effected NOM from December quarter 2014 to September quarter 2015 and consequently ERP for the same quarters. For further information see paragraph 16 - 18 of the Explanatory Notes.
RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
Information Paper: Measuring Overcount and Undercount in the 2016 Population Census (cat. no. 2940.0.55.002) - to be released 1 July 2016.
Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2015 (cat. no. 3235.0) - to be released 18 August 2016.
For further information on recent and upcoming Demography releases, and innovative new ways of presenting data, see Technical Note: Recent and Upcoming Releases.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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