Usual Address Indicator (UAICP)

This variable records whether a person usually lives in the dwelling where they were enumerated (i.e. they were at home on Census Night), whether they usually live elsewhere in Australia, or whether they usually live in another country (i.e. they were an overseas visitor).

The data is largely captured from mark box responses on the form so the risk of processing error is very low. Sample checks of the data were undertaken to ensure an acceptable level of quality.

Where the indicator mark boxes have been left blank by a respondent but they have reported a usual address, Usual Address Indicator (UAICP) is derived based on the address reported. UAICP may also be derived based on the relationship information reported on the form indicating that they are a visitor.

Where there was no response in the mark boxes and there was no address or other information that could be used to derive UAICP, then it was imputed. The proportion of persons that had their UAICP imputed in the 2011 Census was 3.7%, compared with 4.1% in 2006. The majority of cases where UAICP was imputed are attributable to persons in occupied dwellings on Census Night that did not return a form.

More information on UAICP is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Question 8 as it appeared on the 2011 Census Household Form

Image of question 8 from the 2011 Census
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