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1991 Census data quality

1991 Census working papers

These working papers include information about background and procedures of the 1991 Census and the quality of 1991 Census data.

Census Working Paper 96/1 - Income (cat. no. 2954.0)
Census Working Paper 95/1 - Housing (cat. no. 2956.0)
Census Working Paper 94/3 - Disability (cat. no. 2957.0)
Census Working Paper 94/2 - Education (cat. no. 2958.0)
Census Working Paper 94/1 - Labour Force Status (cat. no. 2959.0)
Census Working Paper 93/6 - Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Counts (cat. no. 2965.0)
Census Working Paper 93/5 - Public Communications (John Paice) (cat. no. 2964.0)
Census Working Paper 93/4 - Comparison of Census and PES Responses (cat. no. 2963.0)
Census Working Paper 93/3 - Posted-in Forms (cat. no. 2962.0)
Census Working Paper 93/2 - Self-coding (cat. no. 2961.0)
Census Working Paper 93/1 - Sequencing Instructions (cat. no. 2960.0)

Non response rates

Fact Sheet 10 – Non-Response Rates: 1996 and 1991 Censuses (cat. no. 2975.0.55.010) provides non-response rates for persons and dwellings.

1991 Census Undercounts

1991 Census - Data Quality - Undercount, August 1991 (cat. no. 2940.0) provides an assessment of the coverage of the 1991 Census by examining the undercount by a range of demographic characteristics.

Guide to Products and Services

1991 Census – Guide to Products and Service (cat. no. 2910.0), later renamed the Directory of Census Statistics, describes the products and services developed from the information collected during the 1996 Census.

Census of Population and Housing, 1991

The Census of Population and Housing, 1991 (cat. no. 2101) includes downloadable PDF files of publications relating to the 1991 Census. These have been scanned and are searchable once you have downloaded them. The original ABS catalogue number for each publication can be found in the Explanatory Notes. These publications include:
  • The 1991 Census Dictionary (including a sample Census Household Form)
  • Census characteristics
  • Census counts
  • Content and procedures
  • Geographic areas.

For more information, go to the 1991 Census reference & information page.

Historical data quality

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