Census of Population and Housing 1981: Geographic Descriptor File
The Geographic Descriptor File (GDF) shows, for each State, statistical division, statistical subdivision (or district), local government area (LGA) and LGA section, the name of the geographic area and its 1976 person and dwelling counts (where available) based on the geographic area as defined for the 1981 Census. Its major use is in conjunction with the Collection District Summary File and Local Government Area Summary File which contains only the codes for geographic areas.
There are 4343 logical records, each of 120 characters in length, and eight different record types.
For some basic information about the way Census 81 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 81".
The structure of the GDF record is as follows:
- Statistical Division
- Statistical Subdivision/District
- LGA Code
- LGA Section
- Record type
- Section of State
- State Area Code
- Total Persons 1976
- Total Males 1976
- Total Females 1976
- Total Occupied Dwellings 1976
- Total Unoccupied Dwellings 1976