Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

ABS Census - C21 Industry Sector (LGA) 1981

The 1981 Census Local Government Area Summary File (LGASF) presents summary characteristics of persons and their dwellings for every Local Government Area (LGA) 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 industry sectors. 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 Local Government Area 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.Please note: Some LGAs were broken down into parts in the original LGA Summary File (e.g. CABONNE (S) (PART A), CABONNE (S) (PART B), CABONNE (S) (PART C)). AURIN has aggregated the data values for the LGA parts where this has occurred.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated December 18, 2020, 03:50 (UTC)
Created November 12, 2019, 00:34 (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_c21_industry_sector_lga_1981
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Australian Government Female, Australian Government Male, Geometry Field, Local Government Area code, Local Government Area name, Local Government Female, Local Government Male, Not Stated Female, Not Stated Male, Private Sector Female, Private Sector Male, State Government Female, State Government Male
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (1981): ABS Census - C21 Industry Sector (LGA) 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 lga_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]]]}