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ABS Census - C20 Hours Actually Worked (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 hours worked. 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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Field Value
Last Updated July 28, 2020, 06:06 (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_c20_hours_actually_worked_cd_1981
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List 1-14hrs Female - Now Married, 1-14hrs Female - Other, 1-14hrs Male, 15-24hrs Female - Now Married, 15-24hrs Female - Other, 15-24hrs Male, 25-34hrs Female - Now Married, 25-34hrs Female - Other, 25-34hrs Male, 35+hrs Female - Now Married, 35+hrs Female - Other, 35+hrs Male, Collection District code, Geometry Field, None Female - Now Married, None Female - Other, None Male, Not Stated Female - Now Married, Not Stated Female - Other, Not Stated Male
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (1981): ABS Census - C20 Hours Actually Worked (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
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