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ABS Census - C24 Industry (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. 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.

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Last Updated August 17, 2020, 23:07 (UTC)
Created November 12, 2019, 00:35 (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_c24_industry_lga_1981
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List A Agriculture,Agricultural Services Undef Female, A Agriculture,Agricultural Services Undef Male, A Forestry,Fishing,Hunting Female, A Forestry,Fishing,Hunting Male, B Mining Female, B Mining Male, C Food,Drink,Tobacco Female, C Food,Drink,Tobacco Male, C Metal Products,Machinery Female, C Metal Products,Machinery Male, C Other and Undefined Female, C Other and Undefined Male, C Textiles,Clothing Female, C Textiles,Clothing Male, C Wood,Furniture Female, C Wood,Furniture Male, D Electricity,Gas Production Female, D Electricity,Gas Production Male, D Water,Sewerage,Drain & Undef Female, D Water,Sewerage,Drain & Undef Male, E Construction Female, E Construction Male, F Retail Trade Female, F Retail Trade Male, F Wholesale Trade and Undef Female, F Wholesale Trade and Undef Male, G Rail Transport Female, G Rail Transport Male, G Road Transport Female, G Road Transport Male, G Storage and Other Transport Undef Female, G Storage and Other Transport Undef Male, G Water and Air Transport Female, G Water and Air Transport Male, Geometry Field, H Communication Female, H Communication Male, I Finance,Property,Business Services Female, I Finance,Property,Business Services Male, J Public Administration,Defence Female, J Public Administration,Defence Male, K Education Female, K Education Male, K Health Female, K Health Male, K Other and Undefined Female, K Other and Undefined Male, L Entertainment,Recreational Services Female, L Entertainment,Recreational Services Male, L Other and Undefined Female, L Other and Undefined Male, L Restaurants,Hotels,Clubs Female, L Restaurants,Hotels,Clubs Male, Local Government Area code, Local Government Area name, M/N Not Classified and Not Stated Female, M/N Not Classified and Not Stated Male
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (1981): ABS Census - C24 Industry (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
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