2016 Census Data Corrections

ProductKnown error or issueDate corrected
Census Quickstats Quickstats and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples Quickstats pages have been updated for Hope Vale (S) and Cook (S) Local Government Areas in Queensland to address a minor boundary adjustment. 12/11/2018
TableBuilder Pro, Basic Data adjustments have been made to SEIFA in TableBuilder Pro. These adjustments are mainly minor, but are more significant for Population-based indices for Dwellings and Families datasets. Minor adjustments were also made to LGA of Usual Residence One and Five Years Ago. 05/10/2018
Census Quickstats The 2016 publication of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) included incorrect boundaries for 43 of the 59 Western Australia State Electoral Divisions (WA SEDs). This was the result of a process error related to the redistribution of WA SEDs for the 2017 state election, and resulted in 2016 Census data being aggregated to the incorrect boundaries. No other states or territory electoral division boundaries are affected and all other geographic structures in the ASGS are correct. The ASGS and 2016 Census data in QuickStats for the WA SEDs will be updated in May. Users seeking to extract data to the correct boundaries for the WA SEDs can use Census TableBuilder with a geographic recode and follow these instructions on working with custom groups. mid-May
2016 TSP DataPack A selection of short headers in Table T34 have been modified. For full list, please refer to the Summary of Changes readme included in the DataPack download. 02/02/2018
2016 Working Population Community Profile, DataPack A discrepancy occurred in the process used to transform detailed workplace location information into data suitable for output. This issue has been resolved and this updated release had been created using the corrected place of work data. 13/12/2017
TableBuilder Basic, Pro A discrepancy occurred in the process used to transform detailed workplace location information into data suitable for output. This issue has been resolved and this updated release had been created using the corrected place of work data. 02/12/2017
The place of work data for the 2016 Census The place of work data for the 2016 Census has been temporarily removed from the ABS website so an issue can be corrected. There was a discrepancy in the process used to transform detailed workplace location information into data suitable for output. Due to the highly specialised nature of this process, the ABS did not pick up on the issue until after the release of the data. We are working to correct this as quickly as possible and will release the updated information in TableBuilder in early December. The Working Population Profiles will be updated later in December. 17/11/2017
2016 GCP DataPack The short header for G8341 in Table G36 modified from "R_650_over_LT_Lld_type_ns" to "R_950_over_LT_Lld_type_ns" 10/11/2017
2016 General Community Profile, DataPack G14 Religious Affiliation By Sex has been revised to correctly recode 'Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation, nfd' to 'Other Spiritual Beliefs'. 23/10/2017
2016 Time Series Community Profile, DataPack This updated 2016 Time Series Profile uses an approximate population based geographic allocation of 2006 Collector Districts to 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard output areas. This is consistent with the approach used for the 2011 Time Series Profile. A previous release of the 2016 Time Series Profile used an approximate area based allocation. Both approaches are statistically valid but result in marginally different population counts. 31/7/2017
2016 Time Series Community Profile Corrections published by a spreadsheet for T02 Selected Averages and Medians - Average Number of Persons Per Bedroom for 2016 Time Series Profile for 2011 now incorporated into the actual Community Profile template. 31/7/2017
Census of Population and Housing: Reflecting Australia - Stories from the Census, 2016 (cat. no. 2071.0) A number and % for the 'Other' category of 'Other religions' in the table showing Religious Affiliations were corrected in both the Religion and Cultural diversity data summaries. 28/06/2017