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Variables index

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021
Mnemonic Variable TopicRelease 
ADCPAustralian Defence Force service, detailedService with the Australian Defence ForceJune 2022New
ADFPAustralian Defence Force serviceService with the Australian Defence ForceJune 2022New
AGE10PAge in ten year groupsPopulationJune 2022
AGE5PAge in five year groupsPopulationJune 2022
AGEPAgePopulationJune 2022
ANC1PAncestry 1st response Cultural diversity June 2022
ANC2PAncestry 2nd response Cultural diversity June 2022
ANCPAncestry multi responseCultural diversityJune 2022
ANCRPAncestry one or two response indicatorCultural diversityJune 2022New
ASSNPCore activity need for assistanceDisability and carersJune 2022
BEDDNumber of bedrooms in private dwelling HousingJune 2022
BEDRDNumber of bedrooms in private dwelling (ranges) Housing June 2022
BPFPCountry of birth of motherCultural diversityJune 2022
BPLPCountry of birth of personCultural diversityJune 2022
BPMPCountry of birth of fatherCultural diversityJune 2022
BPPPCountry of birth of parentsCultural diversityJune 2022
C3SPAttainment of certificate III or higher or working towards a non-school qualificationNational reportingOctober 2022
CACFCount of all children in familyHousehold and familiesJune 2022
CALTHDCount of adults (15 years and over) with selected long-term health condition(s) in householdHealthJune 2022New
CCLTHDCount of children with selected long-term health condition(s) in householdHealthJune 2022New
CDCAFCount of dependent children under 15 in family temporarily absentHousehold and familiesJune 2022
CDCFCount of dependent children in familyHousehold and familiesJune 2022
CDCUFCount of dependent children under 15 in familyHousehold and familiesJune 2022New
CDPPCommunity Development Program participationIncome and work October 2022
CDSAFCount of dependent students (15-24 years) in family temporarily absentHousehold and familiesJune 2022
CDSFCount of dependent students (15-24 years) in familyHousehold and familiesJune 2022New
CHCAREPUnpaid child careUnpaid work and careJune 2022
CITPAustralian citizenshipCultural diversityJune 2022
CLTHPCount of selected long-term health conditionsHealthJune 2022New
CNDAFCount of non-dependent children temporarily absentHousehold and familiesJune 2022
CNDCFCount of non-dependent children in familyHousehold and familiesJune 2022
COARASPWhether has arthritis and asthmaHealthJune 2022New
COARDBPWhether has arthritis and diabetesHealthJune 2022New
COARHDPWhether has arthritis and heart diseaseHealthJune 2022New
COARMHPWhether has arthritis and mental health conditionHealthJune 2022New
COASHDPWhether has asthma and heart diseaseHealthJune 2022New
COASLCPWhether has asthma and lung conditionHealthJune 2022New
COCNHDPWhether has cancer and heart diseaseHealthJune 2022New
CODBHDPWhether has diabetes and heart diseaseHealthJune 2022New
CODBKDPWhether has diabetes and kidney diseaseHealthJune 2022New
COHDKDPWhether has heart disease and kidney diseaseHealthJune 2022New
COHDMHPWhether has heart disease and mental health conditionHealthJune 2022New
COLCMHPWhether has lung condition and mental health conditionHealthJune 2022New
CPADCount of persons temporarily absent from householdHousehold and familiesJune 2022
CPAFCount of persons temporarily absent from familyHousehold and familiesJune 2022
CPLTHDCount of persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in householdHealthJune 2022New
CPLTHRDCount of persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (ranges)HealthJune 2022New
CPRFCount of persons in familyHousehold and familiesJune 2022
CTGPChild type (including grandchildren)Household and familiesJune 2022
CTPPChild typeHousehold and familiesJune 2022
DLODDwelling locationHousingJune 2022
DOMPUnpaid domestic work: number of hoursUnpaid work and careJune 2022
DTWP Distance to work (ranges)TransportEarly 2023
DWTDDwelling typeHousingJune 2022
EETPEngagement in employment, education and trainingEducation and trainingOctober 2022
EMFPEmployment flagNational reportingOctober 2022
EMPPNumber of employeesIncome and workOctober 2022
ENGLPProficiency in spoken EnglishCultural diversityJune 2022
FBLFFamily blendingHousehold and familiesJune 2022
FIDFFamily income derivation indicatorIncome and workJune 2022
FINASFTotal family income as stated (weekly)Income and workJune 2022
FINFTotal family income (weekly)Income and workJune 2022
FMCFFamily compositionHousehold and familiesJune 2022
FMGFGrandparent familiesHousehold and familiesJune 2022
FNOFFamily numberHousehold and familiesJune 2022
FPIPParent indicatorHousehold and familiesJune 2022New
FRLFRelationship between familiesHousehold and familiesJune 2022
GNGPPublic/private sectorIncome and workOctober 2022
HARTPWhether has arthritisHealthJune 2022New
HASTPWhether has asthmaHealthJune 2022New
HCANPWhether has cancer (including remission)HealthJune 2022New
HCFMDFamily household composition (dwelling)Household and familiesJune 2022
HCFMFFamily household composition (family)Household and familiesJune 2022
HDEMPWhether has dementia (including Alzheimer's)HealthJune 2022New
HDIAPWhether has diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)HealthJune 2022New
HEAPLevel of highest educational attainmentEducation and trainingOctober 2022
HHCDHousehold compositionHousehold and familiesJune 2022
HHEDPWhether has heart disease (including heart attack or angina)HealthJune 2022New
HIDDHousehold income derivation indicatorIncome and workJune 2022
HIEDEquivalised total household income (weekly)Income and workJune 2022
HINASDTotal household income as stated (weekly)Income and workJune 2022
HINDTotal household income (weekly)Income and workJune 2022
HKIDPWhether has kidney diseaseHealthJune 2022New
HLTHPWhether has one or more long-term health condition(s)HealthJune 2022New
HLUNPWhether has lung condition (including COPD and emphysema)HealthJune 2022New
HMHCPWhether has mental health condition (including depression or anxiety)HealthJune 2022New
HOLHPWhether has other long-term health condition(s)HealthJune 2022New
HOSDHousing suitabilityHousing June 2022
HRSPHours workedIncome and workOctober 2022
HRWRPHours worked (ranges) Income and work October 2022
HSCPHighest year of school completedEducation and trainingJune 2022
HSTRPWhether has had a strokeHealthJune 2022New
IFAGEPImputation flag for agePopulationJune 2022
IFDTWP Imputed distance to workTransportEarly 2023
IFMSTPImputation flag for registered marital statusHousehold and familiesJune 2022
IFNMFDImputation flag for number of males and females in dwellingHousehold and familiesJune 2022
IFPOWPImputation flag for place of workLocationOctober 2022
IFPURPImputation flag for place of usual residenceLocationJune 2022
IFSEXPImputation flag for sexPopulationJune 2022
INCPTotal personal income (weekly)Income and workJune 2022
INDPIndustry of employmentIncome and workOctober 2022
INGDWTDIndigenous household indicatorAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesJune 2022
INGFAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family indicatorAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesJune 2022New
INGPIndigenous statusAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesJune 2022 
LANPLanguage used at homeCultural diversityJune 2022
LFFPLabour force participation flagNational reportingOctober 2022
LFHRPLabour force status and hours worked not statedIncome and workOctober 2022
LFSFLabour force status of parents/partners in familiesIncome and workOctober 2022
LFSPLabour force statusIncome and workOctober 2022
LLDDLandlord type HousingJune 2022
LNGPWhether reported using an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language at homeAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesJune 2022New
LTHPType of long-term health conditionHealthJune 2022New
MAIDMortgage affordability indicatorHousingJune 2022New
MDCPSocial marital statusHousehold and familiesJune 2022
MREDMortgage repayments (monthly) dollar valuesHousingJune 2022
MRERDMortgage repayments (monthly) ranges Housing June 2022
MSTPRegistered marital statusHousehold and familiesJune 2022
MTW06P Method of travel to work (6 travel modes)TransportOctober 2022
MTW15PMethod of travel to work (15 travel modes)TransportOctober 2022
MTWPMethod of travel to workTransportOctober 2022
MV1DHousehold one year mobility indicatorLocationOctober 2022
MV5DHousehold five year mobility indicatorLocationOctober 2022
NPDDType of non-private dwellingHousingJune 2022
NPRDNumber of persons usually resident in dwellingHousehold and familiesJune 2022
OCC06POccupation (six digit level)Income and work October 2022
OCCPOccupationIncome and workOctober 2022
OCSKPOccupation skill levelIncome and workOctober 2022New
POWPPlace of workLocationOctober 2022
PUR1PPlace of usual residence one year agoLocation October 2022
PUR5PPlace of usual residence five years agoLocation October 2022
PURPPlace of usual residenceLocation June 2022
QALFPNon-school qualification: field of studyEducation and trainingOctober 2022
QALLPNon-school qualification: level of educationEducation and trainingOctober 2022
RAIDRent affordability indicatorHousingJune 2022New
RELPReligious affiliationCultural diversityJune 2022
RLCPRelationship as reported for couplesHousehold and familiesJune 2022
RLGPRelationship in household (including grandchildren)Household and familiesJune 2022
RLHPRelationship in householdHousehold and familiesJune 2022
RLNPResidential status in a non-private dwellingHousingJune 2022
RNTDRent (weekly) dollar valuesHousingJune 2022
RNTRDRent (weekly) rangesHousing June 2022
RPIPFamily/household reference person indicatorHousehold and familiesJune 2022
SAFDSupported accommodation flagHousing October 2022
SEXPSexPopulationJune 2022
SIEMPStatus in employmentIncome and workOctober 2022
SLPPSex of lone parentHousehold and familiesJune 2022
SPIPSpouse/partner indicatorHousehold and familiesJune 2022New
SPLFLocation of spouseHousehold and familiesJune 2022
SSCFSame-sex couple indicatorHousehold and familiesJune 2022
STRDDwelling structureHousingJune 2022
STUPFull-time/part-time student statusEducation and trainingJune 2022
SVFPLevel of workplace participation survey comparison flagNational reportingOctober 2022
TENDTenure typeHousingJune 2022
TENLLDTenure and landlord type HousingJune 2022
TISPNumber of children ever born PopulationJune 2022
TISRPNumber of children ever born (ranges) Population June 2022
TYPPType of educational institution attendingEducation and trainingJune 2022
TYSTAPEducational institution: attendee statusEducation and trainingJune 2022
UAI1PUsual address one year ago indicatorLocation October 2022
UAI5PUsual address five years ago IndicatorLocation October 2022
UAICPUsual address indicator Census nightLocationJune 2022
UEFPUnemployment flagNational reportingOctober 2022
UNCAREPUnpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old ageDisability and carersJune 2022
VEHDNumber of motor vehiclesTransportJune 2022
VEHRDNumber of motor vehicles (ranges) Transport June 2022
VOLWPVoluntary work for an organisation or groupUnpaid work and careJune 2022
WTNSQPPeople with or working towards a non-school qualificationNational reportingOctober 2022New
YARPYear of arrival in AustraliaCultural diversityJune 2022
YARRPYear of arrival in Australia (ranges) Cultural diversity June 2022
YR12C2PAttainment of year 12 or certificate II or higherNational reportingOctober 2022
YR12C3PAttainment of year 12 or certificate III or higherNational reportingOctober 2022