Australian Bureau of Statistics
2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011
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Usual residence data provide information on the usually resident population of an area, and on the internal migration patterns at the state and regional levels. The 2011 Census has three questions on usual residence that ask where the person usually lives on Census Night, and where the person usually lived one year ago and five years ago.
Since the 2001 Census, an additional note was included: 'For persons who usually live in another country and who are visiting Australia for less than one year, mark 'Other country''.
The information acquired from the answers to the usual residence questions is recorded in the usual residence indicator variables:
For the 2011 Census the following usual residence variables are available:
Usual Residence data are used by the ABS in calculations of the Estimated Resident Population.
This page last updated 20 May 2011
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