Census of Population and Housing, 1971: Collection District and Local Government Area Summary Files

What is the CDSF/LGASF?

Dimensions of data set

Indicative information and data code groups

Summary table record structure

Code groups for Summary tables

Persons data

Dwellings data

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What is the CDSF/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) Section, LGA and State totals.

The records for each CD, LGA Section, LGA and State include geographic area codes for State, LGA, Section of State, Postcode, 1968 Commonwealth Electoral Division, LGA Section and CD. The table information is made up of 46 tables giving data for both persons and dwellings. Dwelling tables include counts by class of dwelling by number of inmates, rooms, bedrooms and vehicles, wall material facilities, nature of occupancy and reason unoccupied. Persons tables include counts for males and females by ages, birthplaces, marital status, usual major activity, level of qualifications, religion, parents' birthplace, occupational status, occupation and industry.

For information on the person and dwelling characteristics included in statistical output and a list of the main 1971 Census publications, see Census of Population and Housing 1971: Explanatory Notes.

Dimensions of data set

The Summary Files contain 17 data files made up of:

    9 files of CD summary characteristics, being 2 files for NSW and 1 file for each of the remaining States and Territories;
    8 files of LGA Section, LGA and State totals, being 1 file for each State and Territory.
Each logical record contains 13 variables of geographic indicative (card 1) and 46 tables giving data for both persons and dwellings. Tables 1 - 6 contain summary information on both persons and dwellings, Tables 7 - 29A are tables with person data only and Tables 30 - 45 have dwelling data only. The 46 tables contain 1055 cells (cards 2-54 for CD files, cards 2-107 for Totals files).

The number of logical records in each of the CD and LGA Section, LGA and State/Territory Totals summary files is:

File Name			CD Records	LGA Records
New South Wales (part 1)	5166	
New South Wales (part 2)	2360	
New South Wales (total)		7526		731
Victoria			5559		663
Queensland			3499		579
South Australia			2000		386
Western Australia		1835		380
Tasmania			756		206
Northern Territory		150		15
Australian Capital Territory	206		71
CODEBOOK

The records for each CD, LGA Section, LGA and State consist of 13 cells of geographic indicative information and 1055 cells of counts of summary information for persons and dwellings.

Indicative Information

The 13 cells of indicative information are contained in the first physical record of each logical record in the format:

Note that indicative variables number 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 are non-zero only for CD records.

Summary tables record structure

In the CD records files, the indicative record is followed by 53 records of persons and dwellings data with 20 cells per card, format 20I4. The last record contains 15 cells.

In the LGA Section, LGA and State files, the indicative record is followed by 106 records of persons and dwellings data with 10 cells per card, format 10I8. The last record contains 5 cells.

The table information is made up of 46 tables giving data for both persons and dwellings. Tables 1 - 6 contain summary information on both persons and dwellings, tables 7 - 29A are tables with person data only, and tables 30 - 45 are dwelling only tables. Tables and the cells they occupy are as follows:

N.B. In all tables the slower moving variable is on the left. e.g. for table 7 there are 35 cells for males followed by 35 cells for females.

SUMMARY TABLES

Table No.	Cells		Table
1		1-2		Total population - males, females
2		3-5		Total dwellings - occupied private, unoccupied,	non-private
3		6-7		Total British Nationals aged 18 years and over
4		8		Total usual residents of dwellings - persons
5		9		Total born overseas - persons
6		10-11		Total visitors to Australia - males, females.
PERSON TABLES

Table No.	Cells		Table
7		12-81		Sex x Age - total population
8		82-103		Sex x Age - labour force
9		104-131		Sex x Age - Australian born
10		132-143		Sex x Marital Status - total population
11		144-149		Sex x Marital Status - labour force
12		150-171		Sex x Usual residence - total population
19		172-189		Sex x Birthplace - Australian born
14		190-229		Sex x Birthplace - Overseas born
15		230-269		Sex x Birthplace - Overseas born British Nationals
16		270-309		Sex x Birthplace - Overseas, recent residents
17		310-327		Sex x Period of Residence - residents
18		328-339		Sex x Usual Major Activity - total population
19		340-351		Sex x Usual Major Activity - labour force
20		352-369		Sex x Level of Qualifications (studying)
		 		- total population
21		370-387		Sex x Level of Qualifications (obtained)
		 		- total population
22		388-431		Sex x Religion - total population
23		432-529		Sex x Parents' Birthplace
		 		- Australian born aged 0-24 inclusive.
24		530-557		Sex x Highest Level of Schooling - total population
25		558-573		Sex x 1966 Residence - Usual residents of dwelling
26		574-587		Sex x Occupational status - total
27		588-613		Sex x Industry - employed persons
28		614-759		Sex x Occupation - employed
29		760-769		Zero
29A		770-775		Sex x Government Workers - employed.
DWELLING TABLES

Table No.	Cells		Table
30		776-785		Household Class x (Population, dwellings)
		 		- occupied private dwellings
31		786-795		Class of dwellings x No. of dwellings
		 		- occupied dwellings
32		796-798		Class of dwelling x Population - occupied dvellings
33		799-822		Class of dwelling x Inmates - occupied private
34		823-843		Class of dwelling x Rooms - occupied private
35		844-864		Class of dwelling x Bedrooms - occupied private
36		865-888		Class of dwelling x Wall material - occupied private
37		889-912		Class of dwelling x Date built - occupied private
38		913-960		Class of dwelling x Kitchen and bathroom
		 		- occupied private
39		961-978		Class of dwelling x Facilities and T.V.
		 		- occupied private
40		979-990		Class of dwelling x Sewerage facilities
		 		- occupied private
41		991-1005	Class of dwelling x No. of vehicles - occupied private
42		1016-1017	Class of dwelling x Nature of occupancy
		 		- occupied private
43		1018-1035	Class of dwelling x Reason unoccupied
		 		- unoccupied private dwellings
44		1036-1051	Houses and flats x Nature of Rent x Number of dwellings and average rent 
                                - rented dwellings
45		1052-1055	Size of block x total population of flats - flats
Code Groups for Summary Tables

Refer to the 1971 Census Explanatory Notes for information on the derivation of person, household and geographic characteristics.

PERSONS DATA

SEX (tables 7 - 29)
1 = male
2 = female

AGE (table 7)
1 - 25 = 0 - 24
26 = 25 - 29
27 = 30- 34
28 = 35 - 39
29 = 40 - 44
30 = 45 - 49
31 = 50 - 54
32 = 55 - 59
33 = 60 - 64
34 = 65 - 69
35 = 70 and over

AGE (table 8)
1 = 15 - 19
2 = 20 - 24
3 = 25 - 29
4 = 30 - 34
5 = 35 - 39
6 = 40 - 44
7 = 45 - 49
8 = 50 - 54
9 = 55 - 59
10 = 60 - 64
11 = 65 and over

AGE (table 9)
1 = 0 - 4
2 = 5 - 9
3 = l0 - 14
4 = 15 - 19
5 = 20 - 24
6 = 25 - 29
7 = 30 - 34
8 = 35 - 39
9 = 40 - 44
10 = 45 - 49
11 = 50 - 54
12 = 55 - 59
13 = 60 - 64
14 = 65 and over

MARITAL STATUS (table 10)
1 = Never married, age less than 15
2 = Never married, other
3 = Now married
4 = Permanently separated
5 = Divorced
6 = Widowed

MARITAL STATUS (table 11 )
1 = Never married
2 = Now married
3 = Other

USUAL RESIDENCE (table 12)
1 = Usual resident of dwelling
2 = New South Wales
3 = Victoria
4 = Queensland
5 = South Australia
6 = Western Australia
7 = Tasmania
8 = Northern Territory
9 = Australian Capital Territory
10 = Overseas
11 = Not stated

BIRTHPLACE (table 13)
1 = New South Wales
2 = Victoria
3 = Queensland
4 = South Australia
5 = Western Australia
6 = Tasmania
7 = Northern Territory
8 = Australian Capital Territory
9 = Australia (Undefined)

BIRTHPLACE (tables 14, 15, 16)
1 = New Zealand
2 = Great Britain and Ireland
5 = Austria
4 = Czechoslovakia
5 = Germany
6 = Greece
7 = Hungary
8 = Italy
9 = Malta
10 = Netherlands
11 = Poland
12 = U.S.S.R.
13 = Yugoslavia
14 = Other Europe
15 = Asia
16 = Africa
17 = Canada
18 = U.S.A.
19 = Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru
20 = Other

PERIOD OF RESIDENCE (table 17)
1 = 0 years
2 = 1 year
3 = 2 years
4 = 3 years
5 = 4 years
6 = 5-9 years
7 = 10-16 years
8 = 17 or more years
9 = Not stated

USUAL ACTIVITY (tables 18, 19)
1 = Working
2 = Home duties
3 = Child not yet attending school
4 = Child at school
5 = Full-time student
6 = Other

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATIONS (table 20 - studying, table 21 - obtained)
1 = Trade
2 = Technician
3 = Non Degree Tertiary
4 = Bachelor Degree
5 = Higher Degree
6 = Not Classified
7 = Aged 0-14 years
8 = Qualified (table 20)/Studying (table 21)
9 = Other

RELIGION (table 22)
1 = Baptist
2 = Brethren
3 = Roman Catholic
4 = Catholic
5 = Churches of Christ
6 = Church of England
7 = Congregational
8 = Greek Orthodox
9 = Jehovah's Witness
10 = Lutheran
11 = Methodist
12 = Presbyterian
13 = Salvation Army
14 = Seventh DayAdventist
15 = Protestant
16 = Other Christian
17 = Hebrew
18 = Muslim
19 = Other non-Christian
20 = Indefinite
21 = No Religion
22 = Not Stated

PARENTS BIRTHPLACE (table 23)
Codes 1-49 give FATHER'S BIRTHPLACE x MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE where both father's
and mother's birthplace are coded
1 = Australia
2 = U.K., Ireland
3 = S. Europe
4 = N. W. Europe
5 = E. Europe
6 = Asia
7 = Other

where

S. Europe = Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta
N. W. Europe = Germany, Netherlands
E. Europe = Yugoslavia, Poland and other Europe
Asia = Asia excluding Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon and Israel

SCHOOLING (table 24)
1 = Child not yet attending school
2 = Student attending at levels 1-10
3 = Never attended school
4 = Attended school to level 1
5 = Attended school to level 2
6 = Attended school to level 3
7 = Attended school to level 4
8 = Attended school to level 5
9 = Attended school to level 6
10 = Attended school to level 7
11 = Attended school to level 8
12 = Attended school to level 9
13 = Attended school to level 10
14 = Not student, schooling not stated

l966 RESIDENCE (table 25)
1 = Same dwelling
2 = Same Division - Urban
3 = Same Division - Rural
4 = Same State - Urban
5 = Same State - Rural
6 = Other State - Urban
7 = Other State - Rural
8 = Other and not stated

OCCUPATIONAL STATUS (table 26)
1 = Employer
2 = Self-employed
5 = Wage Earner
4 = Unpaid Helper
5 = Unemployed (excl. 6)
6 = Looking for first job
7 = Not in labour force

INDUSTRY (table 27)
1 = Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing etc.
2 = Mining
3 = Manufacturing
4 = Electricity, Gas and Water
5 = Construction
6 = Wholesale and Retail trade
7 = Transport and Storage
8 = Communication
9 = Finance, Business Services etc.
10 = Public Administration, Defense
11 = Community Services
12 = Entertainment, Recreation etc.
13 = Other and not stated

OCCUPATION (table 28)
1 = Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Professionals
2 = Chemists, Physicists, Other Physical Scientists
3 = Biologists, Vets, Agronomists, Related Scientists
4 = Medical Practitioners
5 = Dentists
6 = Nurses including trainees
7 = Professional Medical workers
8 = Teachers
9 = Clergy and Members of Religious Orders
10 = Law Professionals
11 = Artists, Entertainers, Writers, Related workers
12 = Draftsmen and Technicians
13 = Other Professional, Technical and Related workers
14 = Administrative and Executive Ofiicials, Government
15 = Employers, Managers, Workers own account
16 = Book-keepers and Cashiers
17 = Stenographers and Typists
18 = Other Clerical workers
19 = Insurance, Real Estate, Salesmen, Valuers
20 = Commercial Travellers, Manufacturers Agents
21 = Proprietors, Shopkeepers, Shop Assistants etc.
22 = Farmers and Farm Managers
23 = Farm workers including Farm Foreman
24 = Wool Classers
25 = Hunters and Trappers
26 = Fishermen and related workers
27 = Timber Getters
28 = Miners, Mineral Prospectors and Quarrymen
29 = Well Drillers, Oil, Water and Related workers
30 = Mineral Treaters
31 = Deck and Engineer Officers - Ship
32 = Deck, Engineroom hands, Ship and Boatmen
33 = Air Pilots, Navigators, Flight Engineers
34 = Drivers and Firemen, Rail Transport
35 = Drivers, Road Transport
36 = Guards and Conductors - Railway
37 = Inspectors, Supervisors, Controllers
38 = Telephone, Telegraph, Telecom. Operators
39 = Postmasters, Postmen and Messengers
40 = Workers in Transport and Communication
41 = Spinners, Weavers, Knitters, Dyers and related
42 = Tailors, Cutters, Furriers, related workers
43 = Leather Cutters, Lasters, Sewers and related
44 = Furnacemen, Rollers, Moulders, Metal makers
45 = Instrument makers, Jewellers and related workers
46 = Metal tradesmen, Mechanics etc.
47 = Electricians and related workers
48 = Metal and Electrical Prod - Process workers
49 = Carpenters, Wood machinists etc.
50 = Painters ard Decorators
51 = Bricklayers, Plasterers, Construction workers
52 = Printing Trades workers
53 = Pottery, Glass and Clay workers
54 = Millers, Bakers, Food and Drink workers
55 = Chemical, Sugar, Paper, Prod - Process workers
56 = Tobacco Product makers
57 = Rubber, Plastic, Concrete Prod - Process workers
58 = Packers, Wrappers, Labellers
59 = Stat, Engine, Excavating, Lifting operators
60 = Storemen and Freight handlers
61 = Labourers not included elsewhere
62 = Fire Brigade, Police and Protective workers
63 = Housekeepers, Cooks, Maids etc.
64 = Waiters, Bartenders
65 = Caretakers, Cleaners - buildings
66 = Barbers, Hairdressers and Beauticians
67 = Launderers, Dry Cleaners and Pressers
68 = Athletes, Sportsmen and related workers
69 = Photographers and Camera operators
70 = Undertakers and Crematorium workers
71 = Service, Sport, Recreation workers
72 = Members of Armed Services
73 = Inadequately described or not stated

GOVERNMENT WORKERS (table 29A)
1 = Commonwealth Government
2 = Other Government
3 = Non Government
DWELLINGS DATA

HOUSEHOLD CLASS (table 30)
1 = Single family household
2 = P.F.U. and related S.F.U(s) and/or persons
3 = P.F.U. of one member and unrelated S.F.U(s) and/or person
4 = P.F.U, of more than one member, and unrelated S.F.U(s) and/or person
5 = P.F.U. and related S.F.U(s) and/or person, and unrelated S.F.U(s)
and/or person where P.F.U. = Primary Family Unit S.F.U. = Secondary Family Unit CLASS OF DWELLINGS (table 31) 1 = Separate House 2 = Semi-detached house 3 = Attached house 4 = Terrace or Row house 5 = Villa Unit or Town house 6 = Self-Contained Flat or home Unit 7 = Non-self-contained flat 8 = Improvised home 9 = Caravan, houseboat etc. 10 = Other CLASS OF DWELLING (table 32) 1 = House (Classes 1-5 above) 2 = Flat (Class 6 above) 3 = Other (Classes 7-10 above) CLASS OF DWELLING (tables 33-43) 1 = House (Classes 1-5 above) 2 = S.C. Flat (Class 6 above) 3 = Other private dwelling (Classes 7-9 above) INMATES (table 33) 1 = 1 person 2 = 2 persons 3 = 3 persons 4 = 4 persons 5 = 5 persons 6 = 6 persons 7 = 7 persons 8 = 8 or more persons ROOMS (table 34) 1 = 1 room 2 = rooms 3 = rooms 4 = rooms 5 = rooms 6 = rooms 7 = 7 or more rooms BEDROOMS (table 35) 1 = No bedrooms 2 = 1 bedroom 3 = 2 bedrooms 4 = 3 bedrooms 5 = 4 bedrooms 6 = 5 or more bedrooms 7 = Not stated MATERIAL OF WALLS (table 36) 1 = Brick 2 = Brick Veneer 3 = Stone 4 = Concrete 5 = Timber 6 = Metal 7 = Fibro-cement 8 = Other DATE BUILT (table 37) 1 = Before July 1966 2 = 1966 3 = 1967 4 = 1968 5 = 1969 6 = 1970 7 = 1971 8 = Not Stated KITCHEN AND BATHROOM (table 38) 1 = Sole use of bathroom and kitchen 2 = Sole use of bathroom, shared kitchen 3 = Sole use of bathroom, no kitchen 4 = Sole use of bathroom, not stated 5 = Shared bathroom, sole use of kitchen 6 = Shared bathroom, shared kitchen 7 = Shared bathroom, no kitchen 8 = Shared bathroom, not stated 9 = No Bathroom, sole use of kitchen 10 = No Bathroom, shared kitchen 11 = No Bathroom, no kitchen 12 = No Bathroom, not stated 13 = Not stated, sole use of kitchen 14 = Not stated, shared kitchen 15 = Not stated, no kitchen 16 = Not stated, not stated FACILITIES AND T.V. (table 39) 1 = Gas only 2 = Electricity only 3 = Electricity and Gas 4 = Neither 5 = Not Stated 6 = With T.V. SEWERAGE FACILITIES (table 40) 1 = Flush toilet to public sewer 2 = Flush toilet, other 3 = Sanitary pan collection 4 = Other and not stated NO. OF VEHICLES (table 41) 1 = No cars 2 = 1 car 3 = 2 cars 4 = 3 or more cars 5 = Not stated NATURE OF OCCUPANCY (table 42) 1 = Owner (including purchaser) 2 = Tenant of State Housing Authority 3 = Tenant, other 4 = Other and not stated REASON UNOCCUPIED (table 43) (unoccupied dwellings) 1 = For Sale, To let 2 = New 3 = Vacant for repair 4 = Holiday home 5 = Temporarily unoccupied 6 = Other NATURE OF RENT (table 44) (for rented accommodation) 1 = Furnished 2 = Unfurnished - State Housing Authority 3 = Unfurnished - Other 4 = Not Stated SIZE OF BLOCK (table 45) (for flats) 1 = 1 flat 2 = 2 - 8 flats 3 = 9 - 16 flats 4 = 17 or more flats

 

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