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Household one year mobility indicator (MV1D)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This derived variable indicates if all, some, or none of the usual residents of a household on 10 August 2021 have a different usual address compared to one year earlier (i.e. 10 August 2020).  Persons temporarily absent, visitors, and households containing only visitors, are excluded.

Scope

Family, group, lone person households

Categories

CodeCategory

1

All residents in the household aged one year and over had a different address one year ago

2

Some residents in the household aged one year and over had a different address one year ago

3

No residents in the household aged one year and over had a different address one year ago

&

At least one resident did not state an address one year ago

@

Not applicable

Number of categories: 5

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Visitor only households
  • Other non-classifiable households
  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Non-private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s

Question(s) from the Census form

Where does the person usually live?

    Where does the person usually live?
    Where does Person 1 usually live?

    For people who usually live in another country and who are visiting Australia for less than one year, select 'Other country'.

    For other people, 'usually live' means the address at which the person has lived, or intends to live, for a total of six months or more in 2021.

    For people who have no fixed or return address (for example, due to family conflict or eviction), select 'Elsewhere in Australia' and write 'None' in the 'Suburb/Locality' box.

    For boarders at boarding school, provide the address of the boarding school or college.

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    1 Smith Street Belconnen ACT 2617

    Elsewhere in Australia (please specify address)

    Other country

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      Additional information relating to the question on: Where does the person usually live?

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      Where does Person 1 usually live?

      For people who usually live in another country and who are visiting Australia for less than one year, select 'Other country'.

      For other people, 'usually live' means the address at which the person has lived, or intends to live, for a total of six months or more in 2021.

      For people who have no fixed or return address (for example, due to family conflict or eviction), select 'Elsewhere in Australia' and write 'None' in the 'Suburb/Locality' box.

      For boarders at boarding school, provide the address of the boarding school or college.

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      If the person is providing an address for 'Elsewhere in Australia' and they usually live in Norfolk Island or other external territories, such as Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Jervis Bay, please select 'Other external territory' in the State/Territory box.

      Where did the person usually live one year ago (at 10 August 2020)?

        Where did the person usually live one year ago (at 10 August 2020)?
        Where did Person 1 usually live one year ago (at 10 August 2020)?

        For people who had no usual address on 10 August 2020, select 'Elsewhere in Australia' and provide the address at which they were then living.

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        1 Smith Street Belconnen ACT 2617

        Elsewhere in Australia (please specify address)

        Other country

          Example

          Household one year mobility indicator example - elsewhere in Australia response selected

          Example

          Where did Person 1 usually live one year ago (at 10 August 2020)?

          For people who had no usual address on 10 August 2020, select 'Elsewhere in Australia' and provide the address at which they were then living.

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          1 Smith Street Belconnen ACT 2617

          Elsewhere in Australia (please specify address) (selected response)

          Fill in the address details
          Apartment/Flat/Unit number (if any)
          Street number
          Street name
          Suburb/Locality
          State/Territory
          Postcode

          Other country

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            Additional information relating to the question on: Where did the person usually live one year ago (at 10 August 2020)?

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            Where did Person 1 usually live one year ago (at 10 August 2020)?

            For people who had no usual address on 10 August 2020, select 'Elsewhere in Australia' and provide the address at which they were then living.

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            If the complete address is not known, please provide as much of the address as possible.

            If the person is providing an address for 'Elsewhere in Australia' and they usually live in Norfolk Island or other external territories, such as Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Jervis Bay, please select 'Other external territory' in the State/Territory box.

            How this variable is created

            This variable is derived from the questions asking for a person's place of usual residence on Census night and one year ago. From this data it is possible to identify the change of address of people and show the movement of households for one year prior to the Census date. The dwelling can then be coded as having all, some, or no residents in the household having a different address one year ago.

            Dwellings where at least one resident aged one year and over did not state their address one year ago are coded to ‘& At least one resident did not state an address one year ago’.

            History and changes

            The household mobility variable was first used for the 1991 Census. However, data about the change of addresses for individual persons, from which this variable is derived, has been collected since the 1976 Census.

            In 2021, the reference year has been updated. The ‘Not stated’ category label has also been updated to ‘At least one resident did not state an address one year ago’.

            Data use considerations

            There are no data use considerations for this variable.

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