Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family indicator (INGF)
This variable indicates families with at least one person who identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin, who is a usual resident in the dwelling, and was at home on Census night.
Families in family households
Family with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons(s)
Number of categories: 4
Not applicable (@) category comprises:
- Non-family/Non-classifiable households
- Unoccupied private dwellings
- Non-private dwellings
- Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s
Question(s) from the Census form
Is the person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
How this variable is created
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- Counted at home on Census night.
Persons temporarily absent are excluded from this variable.
History and changes
This variable is new for the 2021 Census. In previous Censuses information about families was only available on request.
Data use considerations
Changes between Censuses can affect the interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples data. It is important to remember that this variable is collected through self-identification and any change in identification will affect the count of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.