Census of Population and Housing, 1976: Collection District and Local Government Area Summary Files
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Record length (0080)
- Record type (0)
- Zero fill (000)
- Statistical Division
- Statistical Subdivision/District
- Census LGA Code
- LGA Section
- Study Area Code - Destination and Origin Code
- State Area Code
- Section of State
- Commonwealth Electoral Division
- State Electoral Division
- Census Division
- Census Subdivision
- Collection District (CD)
- CD Serial Number
- Confidential CD
- CD Serial Number of Receiving CD
- 1971 LGA Code
- 1971 LGA Part Code
- 1971 CD Code
- 1971-1976 CD Comparability Indicator
- Zero Fill
Cells 8,9,11 to 26 are non-zero only for CD records.
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:
Total N of Cells
The population of each table is as follows:
|2||Various major categories covering both population and dwellings.|
1976 - total population.|
1975, 1971 - total population at home on 30 June 1976.
|7||Total population aged 5 years or more.|
|8||Total Australian born population.|
|9||Total overseas born population.|
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.|
|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).|
|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.|
The following notes were issued by the ABS concerning tables from the Collection District Summary Files.
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 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.