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reference & information

A range of 1996 Census reference information and documentation is available

1996 Census Dictionary

The 1996 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0) contains details of the classifications used in the 1996 Census, along with definitions of Census concepts and themes. The dictionary is a comprehensive reference guide that will help you determine and specify your data requirements.

Census Fact Sheets

Census Working Paper 96/4, 1996 (cat. no. 2966.0) contains links to all the fact sheets relating to the 1996 Census (cat. nos. 2975.0.55.001-18). These fact sheets summarise conceptual and data issues, and changes that have occurred since the last Census. Fact sheets are designed to assist in the use and interpretation of Census data.

1996 Census Working Papers

The 1996 Census Working Papers have been produced to assess and report on the various aspects of Census data quality.

Census Information Papers

Directory of Census Statistics

The Directory of Census Statistics, 1996 (cat. no. 2910.0) describes the products and services developed from the information collected during the 1996 Census. Note that some of these products and services are no longer available.

1996 Census Household Form

Download a copy of the 1996 Census Household Form in PDF format.

Media releases

Several media releases were included in the publication Australia in Profile – a Regional Analysis, 1996 (cat. no. 2032.0).

Other media releases about the 1996 Census:
For a complete list of ABS media releases, go to the Media Centre.

Historical reference & information

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