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3419.0.55.001 - Microdata: Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset, 2016

Census Population Demographics Immigration Temporary visas Temporary migration Australia

The 2016 Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset (ACTEID) has been created by linking two rich sources of migrant data together, the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing and temporary visa holders data from the Department of Home Affairs. This linked dataset comprises temporary entrants who were present in Australia on 9 August 2016 (Census Night). 

Through data integration, the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) improves and expands the range of official statistics available to Australian society, and expands the evidence base to support good government policy making, program management and service delivery. The creation of new datasets for statistical and research purposes enables the ABS to enhance the value of Census data and leverage more information from the combination of individual datasets than is available from the separate datasets.

The Census is conducted every five years to measure the number of people and dwellings in Australia on Census Night. The Census also provides information on the key characteristics of people and dwellings for small geographic areas and small population groups. 

ACTEID provides new insights into the characteristics of temporary residents in Australia previously not available, including employment, income and housing. Information about the nature and quality of the dataset and the data linkage is presented in the Explanatory Notes.

This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the 2016 Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset (ACTEID) project. It includes the data item list, quality statements, details about how to use TableBuilder and the conditions of use. 

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a Census, or administrative data collection process and are generally the responses to individual questions on questionnaires or forms. They also include derived data from answers to two or more questions and are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.

This is the first release of the Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset.

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