2944.0 - Census Working Paper 00/4 1996 Census Data Quality: Income, 1996  
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The objective of this paper is to provide an evaluation of the quality of income data collected in the 1996 Census.

The issues analysed in this paper include a comparison between income distributions in the 1991 and 1996 Censuses, non-response rates, the impact of the introduction of new low income response categories and comparisons of 1996 Census data with both the 1995-96 Survey of Income and Housing Costs (SIHC) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistic, and the 1995-96 Taxation Statistics compiled by the Australian Taxation Office.