Census of Population and Housing 1976: Local Government Area Summary Files, Occupation, Industry, Qualifications - De Facto

What is the LGADEF2?

Dimensions of data set

Record Structure

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What is the LGADEF2?

The Local Government Area Summary Files (De Facto), Occupation, Industry, Qualifications originally contained the full classification for occupation, industry and qualifications for each Local Government Area (LGA) in Australia. Only data for NSW and Victoria is available here. The records for each LGA include geographic area codes for State, Statistical Division, Statistical Subdivision , and LGA. Each record also has an indicative code of occupation or industry or qualification. The tables include counts for males and females by occupational status (in the case of occupation or industry) and labour force status (in the case of qualifications).

"De Facto" refers here to the presentation of summary file data at the place of enumeration, that is at the dwellings where all persons spent census night, rather than at the dwellings where they usually live. The census is conducted on a "de facto" basis, although census data occasionally may be released on a "de jure" or "place of usual residence" basis.

Dimensions of data set

The Summary Files originally contained 3 files of LGA level summary data. File A holds data for NSW and Victoria, files B and C hold data for the other States and Territories. Only File A is held by the Social Science Data Archives. There is a set of records for each LGA in NSW and Victoria (460). Each set contains a record for every occupation, industry and qualification code that occurs in the LGA. The overall file size is 235,840 physical records.

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Record structure

The LGA Occupation, Industry and Qualifications Summary File contains 235,840 physical records. There is a set of records for each LGA in NSW and Victoria (460). Each set contains a record for every occupation, industry and qualification that occurs in the LGA. Each record contains 17 cells of information including record identifiers, geographic indicatives and tables or counts of persons. The 3 record types are distinguished on the basis of occupation or industry or qualifications. The format is the same for each type as follows:

Table of STC codes for Fields 10 to 17:

STC
(Status Code)
Occupational status
(Record types 01,02)
Labour Force status
(Record type 03)
1Wage or salary earnerEmployed
2Self employedUnemployed
3EmployerNot in labour force
4Unpaid helperNot applicable

 

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