Total family income as available (administrative data) (weekly) (FIAASF)
This variable is the sum of Total personal income (administrative data) (weekly) (INCAP) of each family member aged 15 years or older who was present in the household on Census night. This includes families where one or more family members did not have income information available in administrative data or was absent from the dwelling on Census Night.
This variable wasn’t derived from data collected on the Census form but has been created by linking administrative data from the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP) data asset to the Census.
Families in family households
|23||$10,000 or more ($520,000 or more)|
|99||Admin not available|
|0004 - 1002||$10-$19 to $9,990-$9,999 in ten-dollar ranges|
|1003||$10,000 or more|
|9999||Admin not available|
Number of categories:
- Two-digit level: 25
- Four-digit level: 1005
Admin not available (99, 9999) category comprises:
- Families where no persons were able to be linked to MADIP, and therefore the family did not have any administrative income information available
Not applicable (@@, @@@@) category comprises:
- Non-family/Non-classifiable households
- Unoccupied private dwellings
- Non-private dwellings
- Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s
How this variable is created
This variable wasn’t derived from data collected on the Census form but has been created by linking administrative data from the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP) data asset to the Census. The MADIP data asset contains administrative income data from the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Social Services, this is the source data for this variable.
This variable is calculated by summing the personal incomes recorded in administrative data for all family members aged 15 years and over.
The income ranges for this variable include families where one or more members aged 15 years and over was not able to be linked to MADIP, and therefore did not have income information available in administrative data; or was absent from the dwelling on Census Night. In the variable Total family income (administrative data) (weekly) (FINAF), these families were excluded from the family income calculation and coded to the category 'Partial incomes available'.
Families where no family member aged 15 and over was able to be linked to MADIP, and therefore did not have administrative income information available are set to 'Admin not available'.
History and changes
This is a new variable for 2021.
Data use considerations
This variable provides an alternative, more detailed view on income to the Census income data collected via the Census form. It is based on income information recorded in linked administrative data, and not data collected from a Census question.
Comparison to Census income data
Although this variable provides an alternative, more detailed view on income to the income data collected via the Census form, there are differences to consider.
Method to calculate family income
The personal incomes used to create this variable were recorded to the nearest dollar. The Census question, on the other hand, collects personal income in ranges, then a median-based approximation is used to calculate family income.
Unlike data collected via the Census form, this variable does not rely on people correctly recalling the income that they, and other household members, usually earn.
Comparisons to other family data
This variable should be used with caution when comparing to other family data from within the ABS and for external organisations or agencies. The definition of a family can differ between different statistical collections and may not match Census definitions.
Related variables and glossary terms
- Total family income as stated (weekly) (FINASF)
- Total personal income (administrative data) (weekly) (INCAP)
- Total family income (administrative data) (weekly) (FINAF)
- Main source of family income (administrative data) (FSAF)
- Main type of family government benefit payment (administrative data) (FGAF)
- Total household income as available (administrative data) (weekly) (HIAASD)
- Administrative data
- Government benefits, pensions and allowances