2021 Census data corrections
Known error or issue
|TableBuilder and detailed microdata||For the Dwelling type (DWTD) and Dwelling indicator for persons (DWIP) variables there are a small number of people with incorrectly coded migratory, off-shore, or shipping statuses.||Not corrected|
|Community Profiles and DataPacks|
In the relevant Community Profile and DataPack, the following tables (listed by table number and name) had corrections made to some cells:General Community Profiles
|Australia's journey to work map||Corrected text in pop out boxes of the interactive map for Australia's journey to work to accurately represent the data displayed.||06/12/2022|
|Cultural diversity: Census||Census article Religious affiliation in Australia, Table of Religious affiliation of recent migrants: Corrected count of Not Stated in Number of migrants column and proportions of Christianity, Other religions and No religious affiliation in Proportions of migrants column to reflect counts and proportions of migrants who arrived in Australia from 2017 to 10 August 2021.||15/11/2022|
|Education and training: Census|
Education and training data summary download, Table 2. Highest year of schooling, completed and current, by age by sex, 2021: Labelling error corrected on total rows.
|Service with the Australian Defence Force: Census|
Census article - Australian Defence Force service, Graph - Household weekly income of people aged 15-64 years, by whether served in the ADF, 2021: Correction made to cell for Currently serving (Regular and Reserves) at $400-$499.
Cultural diversity: Census
Census article - Religious affiliation in Australia, Graph - Count of people with Christian affiliation in 2016 and 2021, age at 2016 and graph - Count of people reporting No religion in 2016 and 2021, age at 2016: Corrected labelling of 2016 data in both graphs to make 'age at 2016' accurate and updated data points for persons at age accordingly.
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Census||Media release - 2021 Census finds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older population continues to grow, number of people speaking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages at home in 2021 updated to address a minor error.||21/07/2022|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Census|
Census article – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population summary download, Table 9. Equivalised weekly household income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households by state and territory: Median equivalised household income (weekly)($) for South Australia, Tasmania, and Australian Capital Territory were updated to fix a minor calculation error.
South Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population summary, Households and families: The average size of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in 2011 was updated to correct a rounding error.
Australian Capital Territory: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population summary, Health: Data in graph for Long-term health conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people corrected.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Census
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people data summary download, Table 3. Housing suitability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households by state and territory: 'Not overcrowded' was updated to include the following categories: 'Four or more bedrooms spare', 'Three bedrooms spare', 'Two bedrooms spare', 'One bedroom spare', 'No bedrooms needed or spare'. As a result, this has increased the counts in the 'Not overcrowded' and 'Total' column.
|Census QuickStats||All persons QuickStats and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats have been updated for all geographies to address a minor error. The affected variable was Sex (SEXP), specifically percentages (%). No changes were made to total counts.||30/06/2022|