Census of Population and Housing 1966: Collection District and Local Government Area Summary FilesWhat are the CDSF and LGASF?
What are the CDSF and LGASF?
The Collection District and Local Government Area Summary Files present summary characteristics of persons and dwellings for every Collection District (CD) in Australia, and these same characteristics aggregated to Local Government Area (LGA) and State totals. NB: Summary Files for the Territories were not released.
Two types of data are available for each State, LGA and CD, dwelling records and person records. Dwelling records include counts by class of dwelling by number of rooms, number of inmates, material of outer walls, nature of occupancy, facilities, number of vehicles, and reason for being unoccupied. Person records include counts for males and females by age, birthplace, nationality, period of residence, religion, education, occupational status, marital status, occupation, industry and major activity.
Dimensions of data set
The Summary Files contain 30 data files made up of:
- 14 files of CD summary characteristics, being 8 files of person records and 6 files of dwelling records;
- 14 files of LGA summary characteristics, being 8 files of person records and 6 files of dwelling records; and
- 2 files of State summary characteristics, being 1 file of person records and one file of dwelling records, each containing one record for each of the 6 States.
Dwelling records contain 6 variables of geographic indicative data and 154 counts.
The number of logical records in each of the CD and LGA summary files is:
Person Files CD Rec LGA Rec New South Wales (Metropolitan) 3336 53 New South Wales (Balance) 3520 325 Victoria (Metropolitan) 2788 83 Victoria (Balance) 2144 262 Queensland 2961 287 South Australia 1739 193 Western Australia 1360 185 Tasmania 668 86 Dwelling Files CD Rec LGA Rec New South Wales 6856 378 Victoria 4932 345 Queensland 2961 287 South Australia 1739 193 Western Australia 1360 185 Tasmania 668 86
1966 Census publications
The 1966 Census publication programme is made up of five individual Volumes, four consisting of a number of separate Parts, together with a series of supplementary statements in mimeographed form. The content of each Volume is briefly as follows:
Volume 1. Single characteristics of the population for Australia, Parts 1-11. - Age, marital status, birthplace, nationality, period of residence, education, religion, occupational status industry, occupation, and race.
Volume 2. Related characteristics of the population for Australia, Parts 1-5. - Growth and distribution of the population, demographic data, overseas-born population, the work force, and families and households.
Volume 3. Housing
Volume 4. Single characteristics of the population and dwellings in Local Government Areas, Parts 1-7. - New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, and Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory.
Volume 5. Population and dwellings in localities, Parts 1-7. - States and Territories as for Volume 4, and Part 8. - Australia.
Two types of data are available and are held on separate files:
PERSONS Summary data, and
DWELLINGS Summary data.
PERSONS Summary Data - Record Structure
The records for each collection district (CD) and local government area (LGA) consist of 6 cells of indicative information and 980 cells of person information.
The records for each CD consist of: Card 1 - 6 cells of indicative information, format 6I5; Card 2 to Card 50 - 980 cells of person information with 20 cells per card, format 20I4.
The records for each LGA consist of Card 1 - 6 cells of indicative information, format 6I5; Card 2 to Card 99 - 980 cells of person information with 10 cells per card, format 10I8.
The records of State totals consist of: Card 1 - 2 cells of indicative information, format 2I5, where the first indicative is Record Type and the second is State (see below); Card 2 to Card 99 - 980 cells of person information with 10 cells per card, format 10I8.
DWELLINGS Summary Data - Record Structure
The records for each collection district (CD) and local government area (LGA) consist of 6 cells of indicative information and 154 cells of dwelling information.
The records for each CD consist of: Card 1 - 6 cells of indicative information, format 6I5; Card 2 to Card 9 - 154 cells of dwelling information with 20 cells per card, format 20I4.
The records for each LGA consist of Card 1 - 6 cells of indicative information, format 6I5; Card 2 to Card 17 - 154 cells of dwelling information with 10 cells per card, format 10I8.
The records of State totals consist of: Card 1 - 2 cells of indicative information, format 2I5, where the first indicative is Record Type and the second is State (see below); Card 2 to Card 17 - 154 cells of dwelling information with 10 cells per card, format 10I8.
Content of Indicative Record
The 6 cells of indicative information for each record are:
1. Record Type 2. LGA 3. CD number 4. CD Serial No. 5. Section of State 6. Electoral Division
Indicative Data Code Groups
1 = Personal data for an LGA 2 = Personal data for a CD 3 = Dwelling data for an LGA 4 = Dwelling data for a CD
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA (LGA)
These are the major tabulation units used in the publication of census results. While referred to as 'local government areas' they are, in fact, those sections of Local Government Areas for which separate details are published (see 1966 Census Volume 4). They differ from legally constituted LGA's in that some of the latter are situated in more than one statistical division or statistical area and most are subdivided into a number of urban and rural areas. Separate codes have now been given to rural towns with a population between 500 and 999, for which boundaries were determined prior to the census.
There is a three-digit numeric code assigned to LGA's ordered alphabetically within each Statistical Division, with the code 800 being attributed to 'migratory' CD's within each State. Names and associated codes are listed in numeric order in the '1966 Census Code List of Local Government Areas in Statistical Divisions'
CD SERIAL NUMBER
The CD is the smallest geographic unit used in the collection and dissemination of census data and which, in urban areas, has about 300 dwellings, and fewer in rural CD's.
The census division code, census subdivision letter and CD letter combine to provide a CD map reference.
The CD Serial Number (6 digits) runs from 1 to n in each State with CD's in LGA-CD code order except where new LGA codes have been inserted for the rural towns referred to above.
The value of n for each State and Territory is
N.S.W. 6967 VIC. 5036 QLD. 3051 S.A. 1777 W.A. 1392 TAS. 675
The CD number (3 digits) runs sequentially from 1 within an LGA to a maximum of 269 in the largest LGA.
Due to the need to add CD's with small numbers of dwellings to adjoining CD's to avoid publishing confidential data, not all serial numbers are present in the CDSF data file records.
SECTION OF STATE
0 = Metropolitan Urban 1 = Other Urban 2 = Rural 3 = Migratory (also identifiable as LGA = 800)
A code has been inserted on the CD Summary File showing the 1968 Commonwealth Electoral Division in which each CD is situated. This process has involved a degree of approximation as the electoral boundaries occasionally cut across CD boundaries and in such cases each CD has been given the code of the division in which the majority of the population and dwellings were enumerated.
The codes used within each state are -
NEW SOUTH WALES 1 DARLING 16 FARRER 31 PARRAMATTA 2 GWYDIR 17 HUME 32 REID 3 NEW ENGLAND 18 EDEN-MONARO 33 LOWE 4 RICHMOND 19 MACARTHUR 34 EVANS 5 COWPER 20 CUNNINGHAM 35 GRAYNDLER 6 LYNNE 21 HUGHES 36 SYDNEY 7 PATTERSON 22 WERRIWA 37 WENTWORTH 8 HUNTER 23 PROSPECT 38 PHILLIP 9 NEWCASTLE 24 CHIFLEY 39 KINGSFORD-SMITH 10 SHORTLAND 25 BEROWRA 40 ST. GEORGE 11 ROBERTSON 26 MACKELLAR 41 LANG 12 MITCHELL 27 BRADFIELD 42 BLAXLAND 13 MACQUARIE 28 WARRINGAH 43 BANKS 14 CALARE 29 NORTH SYDNEY 44 BARTON 15 RIVERINA 30 BENNELONG 45 COOK 46 MIGRATORY VICTORIA 1 MALLEE 13 HOLT 25 BRUCE 2 WIMMERA 14 LA TROBE 26 CHISHOLM 3 WANNON 15 CASEY 27 MELBOURNE 4 CORANGAMITE 16 DIAMOND VLY 28 GELLIBRAND 5 CORIO 17 BURKE 29 MELBOURNE PORTS 6 BALLARAT 18 LALOR 30 HIGGINS 7 BENDIGO 19 MARIBYRNONG 31 HENTY 8 MURRAY 20 WILLS 32 BALACLAVA 9 INDI 21 SCULLIN 33 HOTHAM 10 GIPPSLAND 22 BATMAN 34 ISAACS 11 McMILLAN 23 KOOYONG 35 MIGRATORY 12 FLINDERS 24 DEAKIN QUEENSLAND 1 LEICHHARDT 7 FISHER 13 RYAN 2 HERBERT 8 PETRIE 14 MORETON 3 KENNEDY 9 LILLEY 15 McPHERSON 4 DAWSON 10 BOWMAN 16 OXLEY 5 CAPRICORNIA 11 GRIFFITH 17 DARLING DOWNS 6 WIDE BAY 12 BRISBANE 18 MARANOA 19 MIGRATORY SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1 GREY 5 KlNGSTON 9 ADELAIDE 2 WAKEFIELD 6 HAWKER 10 HINDMARSH 3 ANGAS 7 BOOTHBY 11 PORT ADELAIDE 4 BARKER 8 STURT 12 BONYTHON 13 MIGRATORY WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1 KALGOORLIE 4 CURTIN 7 FREMANTLE 2 MOORE 5 PERTH 8 CANNING 3 STIRLING 6 SWAN 9 FORREST 10 MIGRATORY TASMANIA 1 BASS 3 DENISON 5 WILMOT 2 BRADDON 4 FRANKLIN 6 MIGRATORY
List of Tables
PERSONS Summary Data
This is shown in terms of cells of which the first 6 are indicative as described above. In all cases tables for males and females are shown in alternate cells, males followed by females for each value of the major index.
|7-76||AGE of total population|
|77-146||AGE or work force population|
|147-216||AGE of the overseas born population|
|217-286||AGE of persons of British nationality|
|287-342||BIRTHPLACE of total population|
|343-39(a)||BIRTHPLACE of persons resident in Australia less than 5 years|
|399-56(a)||BIRTHPLACE by NATIONALITY (nationality is faster moving index)|
|567-590||PERIOD OF RESIDENCE of total population|
|591-614||PERIOD OF RESIDENCE of persons in workforce|
|615-654||RELIGION of population|
|655-678||EDUCATION of persons 5 years of age and over|
|679-688||OCCUPATIONAL STATUS of population in workforce|
|689-698||MARITAL STATUS of total population|
|619-708||MARITAL STATUS of work force|
|709-854||OCCUPATION of total population|
|855-966||INDUSTRY of total population|
|967-986||MAJOR ACTIVITY by out/in WORKFORCE (former is slower moving index)|
DWELLINGS Summary Data
This is shown in terms of cells of which the first 6 are indicative as described above.
The counts in cells 7-133 refer to occupied dwellings (See the EXPLANATORY NOTES).
Cells 7-10 give number of dwellings in each CLASS OF DWELLING (A) group, while cells 11-160 give number of dwellings in each CLASS OF DWELLING (B) group (see CLASS OF DWELLING below).
|7-10||Number of dwellings in each CLASS OF DWELLING (A)|
|11-20||Private houses with rooms 1-9, 10 and over|
|21-30||S. C. Flats with rooms 1-9, 10 and over|
|31-40||Other private dwellings with rooms 1-9, 10 and over|
|41-50||Private houses with inmates 1-9, 10 and over|
|51-60||S.C. Flats with inmates 1-9, 10 and over|
|61-70||Other private dwellings with inmates 1-9, 10 and over|
|71-75||Private houses by MATERIAL OF OUTER WALLS|
|76-80||S.C. Flats by MATERIAL OF OUTER WALLS|
|81-85||Other private dwellings by MATERIAL OF OUTER WALLS|
|86-89||Private houses by NATURE OF OCCUPANCY|
|90-93||S. C. Flats by NATURE OF OCCUPANCY|
|94-97||Other Private by NATURE OF OCCUPANCY|
|98-103||Private houses by FACILITIES + TELEVISION|
|104-109||S.C. Flats by FACILITIES +|
|110-115||Other private dwellings by FACILITIES + TELEVISION|
|116-121||Private houses by number of VEHICLES|
|122-127||S.C. Flats by number of VEHICLES|
|128-133||Other private dwellings by number of VEHICLES|
|134-142||Unoccupied private houses by REASON UNOCCUPIED|
|143-151||Unoccupied S.C. flats by REASON UNOCCUPIED|
|152-160||Unoccupied other private dwellings by REASON UNOCCUPIED|
PERSONS Summary Data Code Groups
1 AUSTRALIA 11 ITALY 21 INDIA 2 NEW ZEALAND 12 MALTA 22 LEBANON 3 ENGLAND, WALES13 NETHERLANDS 23 OTHER ASIA 4 SCOTLAND 14 POLAND 24 U.A.R. 5 ALL IRELAND 15 SPAIN 25 OTHER AFRICA 6 AUSTRIA 16 U.S.S.R. 26 U.S.A. 7 CZECHOSLOVAKIA17 YUGOSLAVIA 27 OTHER AMERICA 8 GERMANY 18 OTHER EUROPE 28 OTHER 9 GREECE 19 CHINA 10 HUNGARY 20 CYPRUS
PERIOD OF RESIDENCE
1 less than 1 year 7 6 years and less than 7 2 1 year and less than 2 8 7 years and less than 12 3 2 years and less than 3 9 12 years and less than 19 4 3 years and less than 4 10 19 years and over 5 4 years and less than 5 11 Not stated 6 5 years and less than 6 12 Australian born
1 BAPTIST 11 PRESBYTERIAN 2 BRETHEREN 12 SALVATION ARMY 3 ROMAN CATHOLIC 13 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 4 CATHOLIC 14 PROTESTANT (UNDEFINED) 5 CHURCHES OF CHRIST 15 OTHER CHRISTIAN 6 CHURCH OF ENGLAND 16 HEBREW 7 CONGREGATIONAL 17 OTHER NON-CHRISTIAN 8 GREEK ORTHODOX 18 INDEFINITE 9 LUTHERAN 19 NO RELIGION 10 METHODIST 20 NO REPLY
2 OTHER TERTIARY
3 MATRICULATION-WITH QUALS.
4 MATRICULATION-WITHOUT QUALS
5 INTERMEDIATE-WITH QUALS.
6 INTERMEDIATE-WITHOUT QUALS
7 HIGH SCHOOL-WITH QUALS.
8 HIGH SCHOOL -WITHOUT QUALS.
9 PRIMARY SCHOOL-WITH QUALS.
10 PRIMARY SCHOOL-WITHOUT QUALS.
12 NOT STATED
ALL SUB-GROUPS OF CLASSIFICATION PLUS NOT IN WORK FORCE. See the EXPLANATORY NOTES
ALL SUB-GROUPS OF CLASSIFICATION (OTHER INDUSTRIES COMBINED WITH NOT STATED) PLUS NOT IN WORK FORCE. See the EXPLANATORY NOTES
As mentioned in the EXPLANATORY NOTES persons were classified as being in or out of the work force on the basis of a series of questions on work experience during the week preceding the Census. In addition the following activity question was asked.
- Persons not engaged in an industry, business, profession, trade or service.
For - Children not attending school, write 'C'. Full-time students or children attending school, write 'S'. Mainly dependent on pension or superannuation, write 'P'. Of independent means, write 'M'. Engaged in unpaid home duties write 'H.D.' Inmates of institutions (eg., for invalids and the aged, gaols, reformatories, etc.), write 'I'. Others not engaged in industry, etc., write 'N.A.'. (Young persons seeking work but not previously employed, write 'O' in answer to this question).
- For those out of a job at time of the Census but who are usually engaged in an industry, business, profession, trade or service, write 'O'.
- Those who are engaged in an industry, business, profession, trade or service at the time of the Census (including those on long service leave) write 'E'.
The distinction between the two concepts is important. The major activity approach enables figures to be derived for students and housewives who, because they worked or looked for work in the relevant period were coded into the work force on the occupational status basis. There is a smaller number of persons in the complementary category ie. those whose usual 'Major activity' is working but who were excluded from the work force because they neither worked, had a job, or looked for work in the relevant week.
Categories of major activity included in the summary data are:
DWELLINGS Summary Data Code Groups
CLASS OF DWELLING (A)
1 = Private Houses, including Principal Shares of Private Houses
2 = Self-contained Flats, including Principal Shares of Flats
3 = All other private dwellings (other shares, sheds, huts etc. and other private dwellings)
4 = Non-Private dwellings
CLASS OF DWELLING (B)
NO. OF INMATES
MATERIAL OF OUTER WALLS
NATURE OF OCCUPANCY
1 = For sale
2 = To let
3 = Newly completed - awaiting occupancy
4 = Vacant for repairs or alterations
5 = Holiday home or weekender
6 = Seasonal workers' quarters
7 = Condemned or awaiting demolition
8 = Temporarily unoccupied
9 = Other reasons