Census of Population and Housing, 1976: Collection District and Local Government Area Summary Files

What is the CDSF/LGASF?

Dimensions of data set

Indicative information and data code groups

Description of the summary tables

Errata

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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) level.

The records for each CD include geographic area codes for State, Statistical Division, Statistical Subdivision/District, LGA, LGA Section, Destination and Origin Zones, State Area, Section of State, Commonwealth Electoral Division (1977 boundaries), State Electoral Division, Postcode, Locality, Census Division, Census Subdivision, 1976 CD, 1971 LGA and LGA Part, 1971 CD, and a 1971-1976 CD comparability indicator. LGA records include area codes for State, Statistical Division, Statistical Subdivision/ District, LGA and State Area only. The table information is made up of 48 tables giving data for both persons and dwellings. The tables include counts for males and females by marital status, usual major activity, usual residence, ages, use of English language, birthplace of parents, birthplace, period of residence, religion, educational institution attending, age left school, highest qualification, income, duration of marriage, total issue, occupation, occupation status, hours worked, number of jobs, mode of travel to work, family type, child minding facilities used, pensions or benefits received; and dwelling counts by type of dwelling, material of walls, number of rooms and bedrooms, facilities, number of vehicles, power or fuel used, nature of occupancy, weekly rent, sources of mortgages, mortgage payments, structure of building and reason unoccupied.

Dimensions of data set

The Summary Files contain 12 files of CD level summary data and 1 file of LGA level summary data.

Each logical record contains one record of geographic indicative information and 9 records containing counts or totals grouped to form 48 tables. The records for each CD are held as 2 blocks each 3200 characters long; records are variable length with 4 in the first block and 6 in the second block. The records for each LGA are held as 4 blocks each 3200 characters long; block 1 contains 3 records, block 2 contains 2 records, block 3 contains 4 records and block 4 contains 1 record. All blocks are padded to form the fixed block size.

The number of logical records in each of the CD and Totals summary files is:

CD Summary Files								Records
	Areas included: State/Stat Div/Stat Subdiv
A. 	NSW/Sydney/01-04							2436
B	NSW/Sydney/05-07							2421
C	NSW/Hunter, Illawarra, Mid-North Coast, Central West			1879
D	NSW/Balance of NSW
	ACT/Canberra Stat District (ACT Part)
	Qld/Gold Coast Stat District (Qld Part)
	Vic/Albury-Wodonga Stat District (Vic Part)				2329
E	Vic/Melbourne (Inner LGA's)						2311
F	Vic/Melbourne (Outer LGA's), Geelong Stat District, adjoining LGA's	1937
G	Vic/Balance of Victoria							1877
H	Qld/Brisbane, Moreton incl. Gold Coast Stat District			2185
I	Qld/Balance of Queensland						2079
J	SA/All of South Australia; NT/All of Northern Territory			2420
K	WA/All of Western Australia						2155
L	Tas/All of Tasmania; ACT/All of 					1137

LGA Summary File
	All of Australia							1227

The following table provides details of geographical areas included in each CD file listed above:

FILE 	AREA	AREAS INCLUDED 				STATE 	STAT DIV	STAT SUB~DIV	LGA CODES
							CODE 	CODES		CODES

A	NSW-1	SYDNEY STAT DIV (PART)			1	01		01-04		ALL
												(See Notes)

B	NSW-2	SYDNEY STAT DIV (PART) 			1	01		05-07		ALL
												(See Notes)

C 	NSW-3 	HUNTER STAT DIV				1	02		ALL 		ALL
		ILLAWARRA STAT DIV			1	03		ALL 		ALL
		MID NORTH COAST STAT DIV		1	05		    		ALL
		CENTRAL WEST STAT DIV			1	08		    		ALL

D	NSW-4 	BALANCE OF NSW 				1	04,06,07, 	ALL		ALL
								09-14
		CANBERRA STAT DIV
		(ACT PART) 				8	01		ALL 		ALL
		GOLD COAST STAT DIST
		(QLD PART)	 			3	02		01 		ALL
		ALBURY-WODONGA STAT
		DIST (VIC PART) 			2	09		01 		ALL

E	VIC-1 	MELBOURNE STAT DIV								INNER LGAs
		(INNER LGAs) 				2	01		01 		(See Notes)

F	VIC-2 	MELBOURNE STAT DIV _								OUTER LGAs
		(OUTER LGAs) 				2	01		01 		(See Notes)
		+ BALANCE OF
		CRANBOURNE (S) 				2	12		01 		051
		HEALESVILLE (S) 			2	12		01 		084
		PAKENHAM (S) 				2	12		01 		143

		GEELONG STAT DISTRICT 			2	02		01		ALL
		+ BALANCE OF:									(See Notes)
		BANNOCKBURN (S) 			2	02		02 		015
		BARRABOOL (S) 				2	02		02 		016
		BELLARINE (S) 				2	02		02 		020
		CORIO (S) 				2	02		02 		050
		SOUTH BARWON (C) 			2	02		02 		170

G		VIC-3	BALANCE OF VICTORIA		2	02		02		047,048,104
												141,152,204
							2	03-11,13	ALL		ALL
							2	12		01		017,144,188
												206,213

H		QLD-1	BRISBANE STAT DIV		3 	01		ALL		ALL
			MORETON STAT DIV
			(INCLUDES GOLD COAST					
			STAT DISTRICT)			3 	02		ALL		ALL

I		QLD-2	BALANCE OF QLD			3	03-12		ALL		ALL

J		SA	ALL OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 		4	01-08		ALL		ALL
		NT	ALL OF NORTHERN TERRITORY	7 	01-03		ALL		ALL

K		WA 	ALL OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA	 5	01-10		ALL		ALL

L		TAS 	ALL OF TASMANIA			6	01-05		ALL		ALL
		ACT 	ALL OF ACT			8	01,02		ALL		ALL

NOTES
LGAs ON FILE A, NSW-1

LGA NAME		LGA CODE	LGA NAME		LGA CODE
ASHFIELD (M)		004 		MARRICKVILLE (M)	122
BANKSTOWN (M)		009 		RANDWICK (M)		158
BOTANY (M)		028 		ROCKDALE (M)		160
BURWOOD (M)		034 		SOUTH SYDNEY (M)	169
CAMDEN (M)		036 		STRATHFIELD (M)		170
CAMPBELLTOWN (C)	037 		SUTHERLAND (S)		171
CANTERBURY (M)		039 		SYDNEY (C)		172
CONCORD (M)		048 		WAVERLEY (M)		198
DRUMMOYNE (M)		063 		WOLLONDILLY (S)		207
HURSTVILLE (M)		092 		WOOLLAHRA (M)		209
KOGARAH (M)		101
LEICHHARDT (M)		109
LIVERPOOL (C)		112

LGAs ON FILE B. NSW-2

LGA NAME		LGA CODE	LGA NAME		LGA CODE
AUBURN (M)		006 		LANE COVE (M)		107
BAULKHAM HILLS (S)	012 		MANLY (M)		120
BLACKTOWN (M)		018 		MOSMAN (M)		129
BLUE MOUNTAINS (C)	021 		NORTH SYDNEY (M)	145
COLO (S)		046 		PARRAMATTA (C)		151
FAIRFIELD (M)		068 		PENRITH (C)		153
GOSFORD (S)		075 		RYDE (M)		161
HOLROYD (M)		088 		WARRINGAH (S)		196
HORNSBY (S)		089 		WILLOUGHBY (M)		202
HUNTERS HILL (M)	091 		WINDSOR (M)		204
KU-RING-GAI (M)		102 		WYONG (S)		210

LGAs ON FILE E: VIC-1

LGA NAME		LGA CODE	LGA NAME		LGA CODE
ALTONA (C)		003		HEIDELBERG (C)		085
BOX HILL (C)		027 		KEILOR (C)		092
BRIGHTON (C)		029 		KEW (C)			095
BROADMEADOWS (C)	031 		MALVERN (C)		111
BRUNSWICK (C)		032 		MELBOURNE (C)		115
CAMBERWELL (C)		037		NORTHCOTE (C)		135
CAULFIELD (C)		040		PORT MELBOURNE (C)	148
COBURG (C)		045		PRAHRAN (C)		149
COLLINGWOOD (C)		049		PRESTON (C)		150
DONCASTER & TEMPLESTOWE	060 		RICHMOND (C)		153
ESSENDON (C)		067		ST KILDA (C)		162
FITZROY (C)		069		SOUTH MELBOURNE (C)	172
FOOTSCRAY (C)		071 		SUNSHINE (C)		177
HAWTHORN (C)		083		WILLIAMSTOWN (C)	202

LGAs ON FILE F. VIC-2

LGA NAME		LGA CODE	LGA NAME		LGA CODE
BERWICK (C)		024 		SHERBROOKE (S)		169
BULLA (C)		033 		SPRINGVALE (C)		173
CHELSEA (C)		042 		WAVERLEY (C)		199
CRANBOURNE (C)		051 		WERRIBEE (S)		200
CROYDON (C)		053 		WHITTLESEA (S)		201
DANDENONG (C)		054
DIAMOND VALLEY (S)	057 		BANNOCKBURN (S)		015
ELTHAM (S)		066 		BARRABOOL (S)		016
FLINDERS (S)		070 		BELLARINE (S)		020
FRANKSTOWN (C)		072 		CORIO (S)		050
HASTINGS (S)		082 		GEELONG (C)		073
HEALESVILLE (S)		084		GEELONG WEST (C)	074
KNOX (C)		097 		NEWTON (C)		134
LILLYDALE (S)		106 		SOUTH BARWON (C)	170
MELTON (S)		116
MOORABBIN (C)		123
MORDIALLOC (C)		124
MORNINGTON (S)		125
NUNAWADING (C)		137
OAKLEIGH (C)		138
PAKENHAM (S)		143
RINGWOOD (C)		154
SANDRINGHAM (C)		164

For some basic information about the way Census 76 was planned, designed, executed and processed, information on the person and dwelling characteristics included in statistical output and some guidance to other census products, see Making Sense of Census 1976.

Codebook

Each of the 12 CD Summary Files contains 10 records for each CD, held as 2 blocks. The first record contains 26 cells of geographic indicative information. The next 9 records contain 1517 cells of counts of summary information for persons and dwellings. The LGA Summary File contains 10 records for each LGA held as 4 blocks. The first record contains 8 cells of geographic indicative information. The next 9 records contain 1517 cells of counts of summary information for persons and dwellings. All blocks in both file sets are padded to size.

Indicative Information

The 26 cells of indicative information for the CD Summary Files and the 8 cells of indicative information for the LGA Summary File are contained in the first physical record of each logical record in the format:

Cells 8,9,11 to 26 are non-zero only for CD records.

Description of the Summary Tables

The Summary File contains data cells from the 48 summary tables listed below. Full details of the tables and cells are given in the "Condensed Format Summary Tables Description File (download .rtf version)".

The table information is made up of 48 tables containing 1517 cells giving data for both persons and dwellings. In both the CD and LGA records files the first 3 fields on each of the 9 records are as for the indicative information records (i.e. Record length, Record type and zero fill). For the CD records files, each record contains, after the record identification fields, a series of 4-byte fields each representing a cell within the 48 tables. A matching spread of cells is found on the LGA records files, except that 6-byte fields are used. The relationship between Record Type and Tables is as follows:

Record Type
Table Numbers
Total N of Cells
1
2-5
120
2
6-8
246
3
9-10
378
4
11-16
146
5
17-24
109
6
25-26
142
7
27-33
126
8
34-42
100
9
43-49
150

The population of each table is as follows:

Table Number
Population
2 Various major categories covering both population and dwellings.
3-4 Total population.
5 1976 - total population.
1975, 1971 - total population at home on 30 June 1976.
6 Total population.
7 Total population aged 5 years or more.
8 Total Australian born population.
9 Total overseas born population.
10 a Australia - total Australian born population.
b Overseas - total overseas born population.
c table total - total population (relates to columns 1-4 only).
11 Total overseas born population.
12-14 Total population.
15-16 Total population aged 15 years or more.
17 Total now married women.
18 Total ever married women.
19 Total children aged 0-5 years (by addition of last five lines only).
20 Total population aged 15 years or more (by addition of last three lines only).
21 Total population.
22-23 Total population of the labour force.
24-28 Total employed population.
29 Indeterminate as any one employed person may use more than one mode of travel.
30 Total families in private dwellings.
31 Total families in private dwellings (excluding communes).
32 Total families in private dwellings.
33 Total households ie total occupied private dwellings (excluding private boarding houses).
34-44 Total occupied private dwellings.
45 Total rented occupied private dwellings.
46 Total number of mortgages.
47 Total occupied mortgaged private dwellings (columns 1 and 3 only).
48 Total private dwellings (both occupied and unoccupied).
49 Total unoccupied private dwellings.

Errata

The following notes were issued by the ABS concerning tables from the Collection District Summary Files.

Table 5

The part of Table 5 which shows the 1971 usual residence of the population has been found to have errors in most categories. Although, on a small area basis, the error may not be significant, it is suggested that users contact the ABS if they require detailed information about the types of errors involved.

Table 13

Table 13 which shows the number of people attending educational institutions by the type of institution has been found to be in error. The number of persons attending schools and other institutions has been understated by persons who said they attended a school or other institution but did not state the name of the institution (ie. type of institution was not stated). It is suggested that users contact the ABS if they require detailed information about the type of errors involved.

 

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