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ABS Census - T18 Family Type (SLA) 1991

The 1991 Census Time Series Community profiles present key tables from the Basic and Expanded Community profiles where the data is comparable across the censuses for Statistical Local Areas (SLA) in Australia. These profiles are made up of 22 tables giving data for both persons and/or dwellings from the 1981, 1986 and 1991 censuses.

This table contains data relating to family type(a)(b). Counts are of all families, 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 SLA 1991 boundaries. Periodicity: 5-Yearly.

This data is ABS data (cat. no. 2101.0 & 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 1991 geographic boundaries are available from data.gov.au: https://data.gov.au/dataset/asgc-1991-edition-boundaries.

For more information please refer to the 1991 Census Dictionary: http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/free.nsf/0/90059C6022B6EE0CCA2574BF001664A0/$File/29010_1991_210_Census%20Dictionary.pdf.

Please note:

  • (a) Full comparability is not possible because the definition of dependent offspring has changed. In 1986 a 'dependent family child' was aged 0-14, or 15-20 years and a full-time student, whereas in the 1991 Census, 21-24 year old offspring studying full-time are also defined as dependents.
  • (b) Comparable 1981 Census data are not available.
  • (c) 'Other family members' comprise 'other offspring' and/or 'other related individuals'.
  • (d) In the 1986 Census sole parents with other offspring were considered as families of other related individuals only.
  • (e) In the 1986 Census it is not possible to distinguish between 'Couples and other related individuals' and 'Two parent families with no dependent offspring' because non-dependent offspring aged 15 years or more were classified as 'Other related individuals'.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated December 18, 2020, 04:08 (UTC)
Created November 1, 2019, 00:24 (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_Census1991_t18_fam_type_all_fam_sla_1991
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List 1 parent families: dependent offspring & other family members(c),1986 Census: Families, 1 parent families: dependent offspring & other family members(c),1991 Census: Families, 1 parent families: dependent offspring only,1986 Census: Families, 1 parent families: dependent offspring only,1991 Census: Families, 1 parent families: no dependent offspring(d),1991 Census: Families, 2 parent families: dependent offspring & other family members(c),1986 Census: Families, 2 parent families: dependent offspring & other family members(c),1991 Census: Families, 2 parent families: dependent offspring only,1986 Census: Families, 2 parent families: dependent offspring only,1991 Census: Families, 2 parent families: no dependent offspring(e),1986 Census: Families, 2 parent families: no dependent offspring(e),1991 Census: Families, Couples without offspring: couples & other related individuals(e),1991 Census: Families, Couples without offspring: couples only,1986 Census: Families, Couples without offspring: couples only,1991 Census: Families, Families of other related individuals only,1986 Census: Families, Families of other related individuals only,1991 Census: Families, Geometry Field, SLA Code, SLA Name, State Code, State Name
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (1991): ABS Census - T18 Family Type (SLA) 1991; 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 1991
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key sla_code91
Type dataset
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