Census of Population and Housing 1976: Local Government Area Descriptor File
The Local Government Area Descriptor File presents coded descriptions of geographic indicatives for every Local Government Area (LGA) in Australia. The records for each LGA include geographic area codes for State, Statistical Division, Statistical Sub-division (or District), LGA, LGA-Section, Section of State, State Area Locality, 1976 area in hectares, 1971 population and dwellings data, and geographic area name.
All LGA Description information is held on one Australia- wide file sorted by State x Statistical Division x Statistical Subdivision (District) x LGA x LGA Section.
There are 8 different record types, each 120 characters in length. The total number of records is 4304.
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 76.
The structure of each LGADF record is as follows:
- Record Type
- State Code
- Statistical Division Code
- Statistical Subdivision (District) Code
- LGA Code
- LGA Section Code
- Section of State Code
- State Area Code
- Locality Code
- 1971 Males (Number)
- 1971 Females (Number)
- 1971 Occupied Dwellings (Number)
- 1971 Unoccupied Dwellings (Number)
- 1976 Area (Hectares)
- 1971 Persons (Number)
Note: All fields with numeric items are right justified with zero left fill. All fields with alphabetic items are left justified with blank right fill.