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See also Non-private dwelling, Occupied private dwelling.
People aged 15 years and over who, during the week prior to Census Night, worked for payment or profit, had a job from which they were on leave or otherwise temporarily absent, were on strike or stood down temporarily, or worked as unpaid helpers in a family business.
For Census purposes, a person is considered to be working full-time if they worked for 35 hours or more in all jobs during the week prior to Census Night.
A household consisting of two or more unrelated people where all persons are aged 15 years and over. There are no reported couple relationships, parent-child relationships or other blood relationships in these households.
Consists of one or more people, at least one of whom is aged 15 years and over, who usually reside in the same private dwelling.
For the purposes of this publication, all household data includes only households where at least one usual resident was present on Census Night (i.e. excludes visitors only and other not classifiable households).
Comprises rent and mortgage repayments for occupied private dwellings, and site fees if the dwelling is a caravan or manufactured home in a caravan park or manufactured home estate. Excludes water rates, council rates, repairs, maintenance and other fees. Applicable only for those dwellings where at least one usual resident was present on Census Night. Visitor only households and other non-classifiable households have been excluded.
In the Census, people aged 15 years and over were asked to indicate the range in which their gross income from all sources lies (rather than their exact income). Gross income includes wages, salaries, overtime, business or farm income (less operating expenses), rents received, dividends, interest, superannuation, maintenance (child support), workers' compensation, and government pensions and allowances (including all payments for family assistance, labour market assistance, youth and student support, and support for the aged, carers and people with a disability).
Note: Income excludes savings and other forms of accumulated wealth that, if available, some people (and households) may draw upon. However, for most people, income remains the main economic resource available to them.
Indigenous Housing Organisation
Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation which is responsible for managing housing for Indigenous people. This includes community organisations, such as Resource Agencies and Land Councils, that have a range of functions, provided that they manage housing for Indigenous people.
Industry of employment
This variable describes the industries in which employed people aged 15 years and over work. The industries are coded using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0).
The ANZSIC is a hierarchical classification with four levels, namely Divisions (the broadest level), Subdivisions, Groups and Classes (the finest level).
Most data in this publication are presented at the Division level. These categories are as follows:
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
Accommodation and food services
Transport, postal and warehousing
Information media and telecommunications
Financial and insurance services
Rental, hiring and real estate services
Professional, scientific and technical services
Administrative and support services
Public administration and safety
Education and training
Health care and social assistance
Arts and recreation services
Comprises employed and unemployed people aged 15 years and over. See also Employed people, Unemployed people.
Labour force participation rate
For any group, the labour force expressed as a percentage of the civilian population aged 15 years and over in the same group.
Lone person household
Any private dwelling in which there is only one usual resident at least 15 years of age, is classified as being a lone person household.
Maritime South-East Asia
Consists of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and East Timor.
Median is one of the three measures of central tendency. A median is the middle score that separates the higher half of a data set from the lower half. It looks at the midpoint of a set of data when the numbers are ordered numerically. See Statistical Language!, 2008 (cat. no. 1332.0.55.002).
Medium or high density housing
Comprises semi-detached houses, row or terrace houses, townhouses, villa units, home units, flats and apartments.
The difference between the number of people newly resident to a given area (arrivals) and the number of people who have moved out of that area (departures) during a specified time period. The difference can be positive or negative. See Arrivals, Departures.
An establishment that provides a communal or transitory type of accommodation, e.g. hotel, motel, prison, religious or charitable institution, defence establishment or hospital. Cared accommodation, where meals are provided, in retirement and aged care villages (i.e. not self-contained) is also included. See also Dwelling, Occupied private dwelling.
This variable provides data on people aged 15 years and over who stated they had completed a non-school qualification. The variable can describe the level of education of the highest completed non-school qualification. Non-school qualifications are those included in the following broad levels:
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Level
Bachelor Degree Level
Advanced Diploma and Diploma Level
The full classification for levels of education and fields of study, together with an explanation of the conceptual basis of the classification, can be found in the publication Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001 (cat. no. 1272.0).
Not in the labour force
Those people who, during the week prior to Census Night, were neither employed nor unemployed. This includes people who were keeping house (unpaid), retired, voluntarily inactive, permanently unable to work, in gaol, trainee teachers, members of contemplative religious orders, and people whose only activity during the week prior to Census Night was jury service or unpaid voluntary work for a charitable organisation. See also Employed people, Unemployed people.
Occupation is collected in the Census for all employed people aged 15 years and over. Occupation data is coded using the ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006 (cat. no. 1220.0).
The structure of ANZSCO has five hierarchical levels - Major group, Sub-major group, Minor group, Unit group and Occupation (most detailed level).
Most data in this publication are presented at the Major group level. These categories are as follows:
Technicians and trades workers
Community and personal service workers
Clerical and administrative workers
Machinery operators and drivers
Occupied private dwelling
A private dwelling occupied by one or more people on Census Night. See also Dwelling.
For the purposes of this publication, occupied private dwellings include only dwellings where at least one usual resident was present on Census Night (i.e. excludes visitors only and other not classifiable households).
Includes people who were born in a country other than Australia, were born at sea, or their country of birth was 'Inadequately described' or 'Not elsewhere classified'. Australia, as defined in the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) (cat. no. 1269.0), includes the states and territories and the other territories of Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Jervis Bay Territory, but excludes Norfolk Island and the other Australian external territories (Australian Antarctic Territory, Heard and McDonald Islands, Ashmore and Cartier Islands and the Coral Sea Territory).
The combined number of usual residents who have either arrived or departed from an area in the five years to the 2006 Census. See also Arrivals, Departures.
The combined number of people arriving and departing from an area (the Population flow), expressed as a percentage of the Census population count. Population turnover is derived by dividing the Population flow by a modified 2006 Census count. To be consistent with the calculation of arrivals and departures the 2006 population count used as the denominator when calculating population turnover is derived from people who answered the question 'where you lived five years ago' on the 2006 Census form. This count excludes people aged 0-4 years and people who did not state where they lived five years ago. This count is different from that used in the column '2006 Census count' in the tables in this publication. Using the data from the column '2006 Census count' as a denominator to calculate Population turnover will result in different proportions to these published here. See also Population flow, Arrivals, Departures.
Households were asked whether they rented, owned or were purchasing the dwelling in which they were counted on Census Night. Includes dwellings being rented and dwellings being occupied rent free.
The data shown in this publication for rented dwellings includes only those dwellings where at least one usual resident was present on Census Night. Visitor only households and other non-classifiable households have been excluded.
A large, general purpose, regional type geographic area. Statistical Divisions do not cross state or territory boundaries and are the largest statistical building blocks of states and territories. For more information, see Statistical Geography Volume 1 - Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC), 2006 (cat. no. 1216.0).
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
The SLA is an Australian Standard Geographical Classification defined area which consists of one or more Collection Districts. In aggregate, SLAs cover the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps. They consist of a single Local Government Area, or parts thereof. Where there is no incorporated body of local government, SLAs are defined to cover the unincorporated areas.
For more information, see Statistical Geography Volume 1 - Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC), 2006 (cat. no. 1216.0).
A general purpose spatial unit of intermediate size between the SLA (smaller unit) and the Statistical Division (larger unit). Statistical Subdivisions consist of one or more SLAs and are defined as socially and economically homogeneous regions characterised by identifiable links between the inhabitants. For more information, see Statistical Geography Volume 1 - Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC), 2006 (cat. no. 1216.0).
People aged 15 years and over who, in the week prior to Census Night, did not have a job but were actively looking for work (either full-time or part-time) and were available to start.
For any group, the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force in the same group.
Refers to the place where people usually lived or intended to live for a period of six months or more in 2006. All visitors to the dwelling have been excluded.
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