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Indigenous household structures and ABS definitions of the family: what happens when systems collide, and does it matter?

Morphy, Frances


In August 2001 I observed the conduct of the national Census at an outstation community in the Northern Territory. Because community A, as I call it, is small and its residents would be readily identifiable (at least locally) if it were named, the area in which my case study took place is deliberately left vague. The purposes of this research were twofold: to evaluate the ABS’s Indigenous Enumeration Strategy as it was applied in this particular context, and to assess the quality of the data...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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