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Ancestry one or two response indicator (ANCRP)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable indicates whether a person provided one response or two responses to the ancestry question.

Scope

All persons

Categories

CodeCategory

1

One response

2

Two responses

&

Not stated

V

Overseas visitor

Number of categories:  4

Question(s) from the Census form

What is the person’s ancestry?

    What is the person’s ancestry?
    What is Person 1's ancestry?

    Provide up to two ancestries only.

    Examples of ‘Other ancestry’: Croatian, Serbian, Filipino, Tamil, Sinhalese, Hmong, Maori, Pitcairn, Australian South Sea Islander.

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    Person's ancestry

    English

    Irish

    Scottish

    Chinese

    Italian

    German

    Aboriginal

    Torres Strait Islander

    Australian

    Other ancestry 1 (please specify)

    Other ancestry 2 (please specify)

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      Additional information relating to the question on: What is the person’s ancestry?

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      What is Person 1's ancestry?

      Provide up to two ancestries only.

      Examples of ‘Other ancestry’: Croatian, Serbian, Filipino, Tamil, Sinhalese, Hmong, Maori, Pitcairn, Australian South Sea Islander.

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      If more than two ancestries apply, provide the two ancestries the person most closely identifies with.

      If you are unclear about what ancestry you should include, consider the ethnic or cultural origins of the person's parents and/or grandparents as a guide.

      If the person is a Pacific Islander, report their ancestry as accurately as possible, for example, Samoan, Tongan or Cook Islander.

      If the person is a descendant of South Sea Islanders brought to Australia as labourers at the turn of the twentieth century, please answer ‘Australian South Sea Islander’.

      For ancestries not listed, please select the 'Other ancestry 1 (please specify)' option and enter the name of the ancestry in the box and, if needed, 'Other ancestry 2 (please specify)'.

      How this variable is created

      This variable is derived from responses to the ancestry question. Respondents can provide up to two ancestries. When a respondent reports one ancestry they are coded to ‘One response’ and when a respondent reports two ancestries, they are coded to ‘Two responses’. Where a respondent does not answer the question, they are coded to ‘Not stated’.

      History and changes

      This is a new variable for 2021.

      Data use considerations

      This variable allows data users to understand whether a person provided one or two responses to the ancestry question.

      Related variables and glossary terms

      • Ancestry multi response (ANCP)
      • Ancestry 1st response (ANC1P)
      • Ancestry 2nd response (ANC2P)