1976 field code

A six digit numeric code (two digit Census Division, two digit Census Subdivision, two digit CD) allocated as follows to 1981 CD records:

1. For CD's which are comparable i.e. which have comparability codes of 0 to 3 (see Field 17, below), the 1976 code is transferred directly.

2. For 1976 CD's which have been split into parts for 1981, the 1976 code is transferred directly to all parts.

3. For 1976 CD's which have been amalgamated for 1981, the 1976 field code with the lowest six digit field code value is transferred across. Where the 1976 CD's amalgamated include one or more confidential CD's the lowest six digit field code of the non-confidential CD's is transferred across.

4. For CD's which are non-comparable and not in the above categories, the closest approximate 1976 field code has been transferred across. In this case, the 1976 field code is only a guide to facilitate the location of the position of the 1981 CD on the 1976 field maps.