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Australia Population and Housing Census 1996

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General Info
Geography 
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
08/1996 - 08/1996
Data type
Census:
  • Cross-sectional
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

Censuses provide population numbers, household or family size and composition, and information on sex and age distribution. They often include other demographic, economic, and health-related topics as well.

The 1996 Australia Census Day was August 6, 1996. It covered employment, occupations, housing characteristics, housing costs, and birth place of household memebers and their parents. This census was the first time that individuals could report both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australia Population and Housing Census 1996. Canberra, Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics.