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Assessing the utility of 1996 Census data on Indigenous Australians

Hunter, Boyd


The large non-biological, or non-childbirth-related, increases in the Indigenous population cast doubt on how much confidence can be placed in 1996 Census data on Indigenous Australians. The credibility of analysis of 1996 Census data on Indigenous Australians hinges on who the people are who have changed their Indigenous identification between the last two censuses. This paper uses three techniques to indirectly examine this question. Change in Indigenous identification in last two...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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