Imputation flag for place of usual residence (IFPURP)
This variable indicates if a person's place of usual residence was imputed in the Census, and to what geographic level. Some people may provide an incomplete address of usual residence, and this flag indicates the geographic level at which imputation was then required.
Not imputed – state/territory, SA2 and SA1 stated
SA1 imputed – state/territory and SA2 stated
SA2 and SA1 imputed – state/territory and/or capital city provided
State/Territory, SA2 and SA1 imputed
Number of categories: 4
Question(s) from the Census form
Where does the person usually live?
How this variable is created
This is a derived variable created during Census processing to indicate whether usual address is imputed. Where incomplete address of usual residence is given, place of usual residence is imputed at different geography levels using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard. This variable is coded based on what level the respondent’s place of usual residence is imputed.
History and changes
Prior to the 1961 Census, questions did not differentiate between place of enumeration and place of usual residence. A question relating to Place of usual residence was first asked in the 1971 Census and has been asked at every Census since then.
No changes have been made for 2021.
Data use considerations
There are no data use considerations for this variable.