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Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021
 
A
 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
 Address
 Adopted child
 Australian born
 Australian Census longitudinal dataset (ACLD)
 Australian residents temporarily overseas
 Average persons per household
B
 Boarding school student
C
 Caravans
 Census and Statistics Act 1905
 Census counts
 Census date
 Census time capsule
 Child
 Confidentiality
 Contributing family worker
 Couple family
D
 Data processing
 Derivations and imputations
 Destination zone
 Dwelling
 Dwelling non-response
E
 Employed
 Employee
 Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
 Ethnicity
F
 Family
 Foster child
G
 Government benefits, pensions and allowances
 Group household
H
 Homelessness enumeration
 Hotdecking
 Household
 Household form
I
 Improvised home
 Imputation variables
 Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)
 Internal migration
 Interviewer Household Form
 Introduced random error/perturbation
 Item non-response
J
 Job
L
 Labour force
 Lone parent
 Lone person household
 Long-term health condition(s)
M
 Manufactured home estates
 Marital status
 Median income
 Mnemonics
 Multiple family households
N
 Name
 Name and address retention
 Name of employer
 Negative income
 Nominal child
 Non-family member
 Not in the labour force
O
 One-parent family
 Or equivalent level of education
 Other family
 Other related individual
 Overseas born
 Owner managers
P
 Parent
 Parent-child relationship
 Partner
 Part-time work
 Person non-response
 Personal form
 Place of enumeration
 Post Census Review (PCR)
R
 Recodes and user defined fields
 Residual categories and supplementary codes
S
 Same-sex couple
 Self-enumeration
 Special purpose codes
 Step child
T
 Temporarily absent
U
 Undercount and/or underenumeration
 Unemployed
 Unit record file
 Unrelated individual living in a family household
 Usual residence
V
 Visitors to a household
 Visitors to Australia
W
 Working population