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1351.0.55.025 - Research Paper: A Linkage Method for the Formation of the Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset, August 2009  
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As part of the Census Data Enhancement project, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has conducted a quality study that simulates the formation of the Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset (SLCD). This simulation has been carried out by linking 2006 Census and 2006 Census Dress Rehearsal data. The linking was carried out both with and without the use of name and address, with the aim that the former would act as a benchmark for the latter when assessing quality. Linking without name and address is the method that will be used for the planned linking of the SLCD sample of the 2006 and 2011 Censuses, forming the first two waves of the SLCD. This paper describes the methods and processes used to simulate the formation of the SLCD.


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