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ABS Census - C19 Occupational Status (CD) 1981

The 1981 Census Collection District Summary File (CDSF) presents summary characteristics of persons and their dwellings for every Collection District (CD) in Australia for 1981. The census information is made up of 34 tables giving data for both persons and dwellings.

This table contains data on occupational status. Census counts were based on place of enumeration on census night which; includes overseas visitors; excludes Australians overseas; and excludes adjustment for under-enumeration. The data is by Census Collection District 1981 boundaries. Periodicity: 5-Yearly.

This data is ABS data (cat. no. 2103.0 & original geographic boundary cat. no. 1261.0.30.001) used with permission from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The tabular data was processed and supplied to AURIN by the Australian Data Archives. The cleaned, high resolution 1981 geographic boundaries are available from

For more information please refer to "Making Sense of Census 1981":$File/21400_1981_Making_Sense_of_Census.pdf.

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Last Updated March 20, 2020, 05:50 (UTC)
Created November 12, 2019, 00:41 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia (CC BY 2.5 AU)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_ABS_Census-UoM_AURIN_DB_Census1981_c19_occupational_status_cd_1981
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Collection District code, Employer Female, Employer Male, Geometry Field, Helper Unpaid Female, Helper Unpaid Male, NILF Aged 15yrs+ Female, NILF Aged 15yrs+ Male, NILF Aged less than 15yrs Female, NILF Aged less than 15yrs Male, Self Employed Female, Self Employed Male, Unemployed Female, Unemployed Male, Wage or Salary Earner Female, Wage or Salary Earner Male
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (1981): ABS Census - C19 Occupational Status (CD) 1981; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics 1981
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key ccd_code
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.82, -43.74], [159.11, -43.74], [159.11, -9.14], [96.82, -9.14], [96.82, -43.74]]]}