Census of Population and Housing, 1976: Collection District Basic Summary Files (Preliminary)
The Collection District Basic Summary Files (Preliminary) present summary characteristics derived from preliminary processing of data, of persons and dwellings for every Collection District (CD) in Australia. Preliminary processing was based on the total population, unlike other 1976 Census Summary File releases. For further information on this sampling process, see Making Sense of Census 76.
The record for each CD includes geographic area codes for. State, Census Division, Census Sub-division, CD, Statistical Division, Statistical Subdivision, LGA, Locality, Section of State, Commonwealth Electoral Division (1974 boundaries), State Electoral Division, and Postcode. The table information is made up of 10 tables giving data for both persons and dwellings. The tables include counts for males and females by single ages, marital status and birthplace; and the number of occupied dwellings and unoccupied private dwellings.
The Summary Files contain 2 files of preliminary CD summary data. The first file contains data for NSW and Victoria. The second file contains data for all other States and Territories.
Each logical record contains one record for each CD. The first file contains 14638 records. The second file contains 9976 records. Each record is 960 characters long. The first 56 characters contain geographic indicative information and the remaining 904 characters contain counts or totals grouped to form 10 tables.
- Census Division
- Census Sub-division
- Collection District (CD)
- Statistical Division
- Statistical Subdivision
- Census LGA Code
- LGA Section
- Section of State
- Commonwealth Electoral Division
- State Electoral Division
- CD Confidentiality Indicator
- CD Serial Number
- Zero Fill
- Census Division
The table information is made up of 10 tables containing 226 cells giving data for both persons and dwellings. Each record contains, after the indicative information, a series of 4-character fields each representing a cell within the 10 tables. The tables are in two sections:
1. Dwelling and Person counts (1-4)
2. Single entry tables of person characteristics (5-10).
The tables are in the following format:
TABLE NO. AND DESCRIPTION N OF CHARS. N OF CELLS 1. Total Occupied Dwellings 57-60 1 2. Total Unoccupied Private Dwellings 61-64 1 3. Total Males 65-68 1 4. Total Females 69-72 1 5. Males x Single Ages 73-476 101 6. Males x Marital Status 477-500 6 7. Males x Birthplace 501-516 4 8. Females x Single Ages 517-920 101 9. Females x Marital Status 921-944 6 10. Females x Birthplace 945-960 4Table Codes
Sex codes - Sex is implied within each table; there are therefore no codes associated.
Age codes - Single ages 0-98, 99 and over, Not stated. The codes are implied by the cell number listed in the table above.
Marital Status codes - The codes are implied by the cell number and are:
cell number 1 never married 2 now married 3 married but permanently separated 4 divorced 5 widowed 6 not stated
Birthplace codes - The codes are implied by the cell number and are:
cell number 1 Australia 2 United Kingdom 3 Other overseas 4 Not stated