Census of Population and Housing 1971: Collection District Master File
The Collection District Master File (CDMF) holds a record for each collector's district (CD) in Australia with information which:
(a) allows the aggregation of CD data to higher level geographic areas without recourse to elaborate recoding procedures; and
(b) facilitates comparisons with previous census data.
Each CD record contains linkage to the 1966 Census field reference and includes basic counts and associated higher level geographic codes. Counts include the number of occupied and unoccupied dwellings, the number of males and females, and the number of non-private dwellings.
The CDMF contains 21 531 logical records (CDs). Each logical record on the Master File contains 29 variables and has a record length of 200 characters.
The format and content of the records is given below. The file is sorted in State by census division by census subdivision by CD order.
- Census division
- Census subdivision
- LGA part
- Section of state
- LGA section
- 1966 field code
- 1966-71 comparability indicator
- Electoral Division
- Postcode (last 3 digits)
- 1966 dwellings
- Total males
- Total females
- Total occupied private dwellings
- Total unoccupied private dwellings
- Total non-private dwellings
- CD serial number
- 1966 LGA code