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IN THIS ISSUE
Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016: This publication contains data for the following data cubes, presented according to the 2016 edition of the ASGS, which refers to boundaries as defined at 1 July 2016:
Norfolk Island: Births registered on Norfolk Island from 1 July 2016 are included in this publication for the first time. This is due to the introduction of the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015. See Explanatory Note 3 for more information.
ABS.Stat datasets: State and territory level data has been published in a series of ABS.Stat datasets, replacing the release of data cubes (Excel files). These datasets include births registered since 1975. ABS.Stat is an interactive free online tool that presents data in a searchable, flexible and dynamic way. Data at the sub-state level and by country of birth is published as data cubes.
2016 POPULATIONS USED IN THIS RELEASE
ERPs for 30 June 2016 (rebased preliminary) used in this release are based on the results of the 2016 Census and are as follows:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ERP will be based on the 2016 Census for the 2016 reference year only, for the following ABS.Stat tables:
ERP by Country of Birth for Australia (preliminary status) for 30 June 2016 has been used and is based on the results of the 2011 Census as follows:
Calculations as shown in the commentary sections of this publication are based on unrounded figures. Calculations undertaken by data users using rounded figures may differ from those published. Where figures have been rounded in tables, discrepancies may occur between sums of component items and totals.
Every effort is made to minimise error by working closely with data providers, including supporting the careful design of forms, training of processing staff, and efficient data processing procedures.
The ABS values the efforts of the Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages to improve the data quality, coverage and timeliness of birth registration information, processes and systems.
Where necessary, tables have had small values suppressed or randomised to protect confidentiality. As a result, sums of components may not add exactly to totals. These very minor adjustments allow for a greater amount of detailed data to be released, and as they are small, do not affect the utility of the data.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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