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Usual address one year ago indicator (UAI1P)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable indicates whether a person:

  • lived in the same address one year ago as their current usual residence
  • lived elsewhere in Australia one year ago
  • usually lived in another country one year ago

This variable when used with Usual address indicator Census night (UAICP), Usual address five years ago indicator (UAI5P), and additionally with Place of usual residence (PURP) data, shows migration patterns.

Scope

All persons aged one year and over

Categories

CodeCategory

1

Same as in 2021

2

Elsewhere in Australia

3

Overseas in 2020

&

Not stated

@

Not applicable

V

Overseas visitor 2021

Number of categories: 6

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Persons aged under 1 year

Question(s) from the Census form

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.

    More information

    Person's usual address one year ago

    1 Smith Street Belconnen ACT 2617

    Elsewhere in Australia (please specify address)

    Other country

      Example

      Usual address one year ago 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.

      More information

      Person's usual address one year ago

      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

        More information

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

        More information

        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.

        More information

        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 contains the response category answer to the question 'Where did the person usually live one year ago (at 10 August 2020)?'. The responses are captured automatically from mark box responses on the form.

        Where the indicator mark boxes have been left blank by a respondent, but they have reported an address one year ago, UAI1P is derived based on the address reported. If the respondent does not report either the indicator or the address, they will be set to 'Not stated'. However, where a person who is aged under 16 years (i.e. they were aged under 15 years one year ago) does not respond to the usual address one year ago question, but their parent(s) did respond, their UAI1P is set to the same value as their parent.

        History and changes

        The question relating to the usual address one year ago was first asked in the 1976 Census and has been asked at every Census since.

        In 2021, the categories with years have been updated to 2021 and the previous year of 2020. 

        Data use considerations

        There are no data use considerations for this variable.

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