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Census 2016: what's changed for Indigenous Australians?

Biddle, Nicholas; Markham, Francis

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a complicated history with the Australian census. Until the 1967 referendum, the question about Indigenous status was used mainly to exclude the Indigenous population from official population statistics, as required by the Constitution at that time. Since the 1971 Census, however, the question has been used to understand Indigenous demographic and socioeconomic outcomes. This includes observing how Indigenous peoples’ situations are changing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Commentary
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/120961
Source: The Conversation

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