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ABS Census - C23 Occupation (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 occupation. 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 August 17, 2020, 23:07 (UTC)
Created November 12, 2019, 00:42 (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_c23_occupation_cd_1981
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List 0 Medical,Dentist,Nurse,etc Female, 0 Medical,Dentist,Nurse,etc Male, 0 Other,incl Veterinarians Female, 0 Other,incl Veterinarians Male, 0 Teachers Female, 0 Teachers Male, 1 Administrative etc Female, 1 Administrative etc Male, 10 Members Armed Services Female, 10 Members Armed Services Male, 11 Inadequately Desc or N/S Female, 11 Inadequately Desc or N/S Male, 2 Clerical Workers Female, 2 Clerical Workers Male, 3 Sales Workers Female, 3 Sales Workers Male, 4 Farmers,Farm Workers,Wool Classers Female, 4 Farmers,Farm Workers,Wool Classers Male, 4 Hunters,Timber Workers,Fisherman Female, 4 Hunters,Timber Workers,Fisherman Male, 5 Miners,Quarrymen,etc Female, 5 Miners,Quarrymen,etc Male, 6 Shipping,Air Transport Female, 6 Shipping,Air Transport Male, 7/8 Labourers Female, 7/8 Labourers Male, 7/8 Metal,Electrical Female, 7/8 Metal,Electrical Male, 7/8 Other Female, 7/8 Other Male, 7/8 Other Production Process Workers Female, 7/8 Other Production Process Workers Male, 7/8 Textiles Female, 7/8 Textiles Male, 7/8 Wood Technology,Building Female, 7/8 Wood Technology,Building Male, 9 Domestic Service Workers Female, 9 Domestic Service Workers Male, 9 Fire,Police,Other Services Female, 9 Fire,Police,Other Services Male, 9 Other Female, 9 Other Male, Collection District code, Geometry Field, Other Transport,Communication Female, Other Transport,Communication Male, Rail Transport Female, Rail Transport Male, Road Transport Female, Road Transport Male
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (1981): ABS Census - C23 Occupation (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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