1981 CD field code

The 1981 CD field code for each CD is made up of the State code, followed by census division, census subdivision and CD codes. The parts of this code are made up as follows:

state

A single digit code applies to each State and Territory as follows:

    1 = New South Wales
    2 = Victoria
    3 = Queensland
    4 = South Australia
    5 = Western Australia
    6 = Tasmania
    7 = Northern Territory
    8 = Australian Capital Territory

Census Division

These are the major units in the collection of census data. They generally correspond to the Commonwealth EIectoral Divisions and adopt the same names. The possible Census Division code values and their meanings are as follows.

NEW SOUTH WALES

1 Riverina North

17 Robertson
33 Reid
2 Riverina South
18 Mitchell
34 Blaxland
3 Gwydir West
19 Berowra
35 St George
4 Gwydir East
20 Mackellar
36 Grayndler
5 New England
21 Bradfield
37 Kingsford-Smith
6 Richmond
22 Chifley
38 Phillip
7 Cowper
23 Macquarie
39 Barton
8 Lyne
24 Prospect
40 Banks
9 Paterson
25 Parramatta
41 Werriwa
10 Calare
26 Dundas
42 Hughes
11 Hume
27 Bennelong
43 Cook
12 Farrer
28 North Sydney
44 Macarthur
13 Eden-Monaro
29 Warringah
45 Cunningham
14 Hunter
30 Wentworth
46 Migratory
15 Newcastle
31 Sydney

16 Shortland
32 Lowe

VICTORIA

1 Mallee

13 Burke
25 Henty
2 Murray
14 Scullin
26 Higgins
3 Indi
15 Diamond Valley
27 Melbourne Ports
4 Gippsland
16 Casey
28 Balaclava
5 Bendigo
17 Batman
29 Hotham
6 Wannon
18 Wills
30 Isaacs
7 Ballarat
19 Melbourne
31 Holt
8 Corangamite
20 Kooyong
32 Flinders
9 Corio
21 Chisholm
33 McMillan
10 Lalor
22 Deakin
34 Migratory
11 Gellibrand
23 La Trobe

12 Maribyrnong
24 Bruce

QUEENSLAND

1 Leichhardt

9 Maranoa East
17 Moreton
2 Herbert
10 Darling Downs
I8 Bowman
3 Dawson
11 Fisher
19 Fadden
4 Kennedy West
12 Petrie
20 Oxley
5 Kennedy East
13 Lilley
21 McPherson
6 Capricornia
14 Griffith
22 Migratory
7 Wide Bay
15 Brisbane

8 Maranoa West
16 Ryan

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1 Grey

6 Sturt
11 Kingston
2 Wakefield
7 Adelaide
12 South Grey
3 Barker
8 Hindmarsh
13 Migratory
4 Bonython
9 Hawker

5 Port Adelaide
10 Boothby

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

1 Kimberley-Pilbara

6 Stirling
11 Tangney
2 Kalgoorlie
7 Perth
12 Canning
3 Moore
8 Swan
13 Migratory
4 O'Connor
9 Curtin

5 Forrest
10 Fremantle

TASMANIA

1 Braddon

3 Wilmot
5 Denison
2 Bass
4 Franklin
6 Migratory

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 Top End

2 Central Australia
3 Migratory

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

1 Fraser

2 Canberra

Census Subdivision

Census Subdivisions divide the Census Division into field group leader workload areas, each Subdivision containing on the average, ten CD's. Subdivisions are represented by a two digit numeric code, beginning with 01, allocated within Census Divisions in geographic sequence.

Collection District

The CD is the smallest geographic area used in the collection and dissemination of census data. A CD is an area containing approximately 300 dwellings in urban areas and fewer in rural areas. CD's are designated by a two digit numeric code allocated sequentially from 01 within each Census Subdivision. The number of CD's in any one Subdivision falls in the range 1-25.

Where the 1981 Census subdivisions and CDs are the same as those for the 1976 Census, the CD code has been retained. However, for situations where subdivisions and CDs within them are not the same in 1981 as in 1976, the CD code has been allocated in the following manner:

(i) subdivision not the same - CD codes have been reallocated in geographic order within subdivision.

(ii) subdivision the same but CD is not - for 1976 CDs whioch were split for the 1981 Census, one part retains the 1976 number and the other takes the next available 'free' code in the subdivision. For 1976 CDs which have been amalgamated, the new composite 1981 CD has been given the code of the 1976 CD with the lowest original number. See FIELD 16 for more details on comparability.

 

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