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Icon, 2013 Census information about data and the census.

Find out about the variables used in data produced from the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings. Select a variable from the list above to find a definition, its relationship to the questionnaires, subject population, non-response rate, priority level in the quality management strategy, comparability with previous census data, and any issues to be aware of relating to the variable.

The summary table lists each variable, its quality level and rating, and its subject population, and links to the detailed information outlined above. 

These variables match the information provided in the latest products available for the 2013 Census.

Note: On 21 January 2014 we updated the variable name 'Country of birth' to 'Birthplace', to reflect the name used in 2013 Census products and services. On 12 September 2014 we updated the data for the census usually resident population in the Further information about this data section, Ethnicity chapter.

ISBN 978-0-478-40868-3 (online)
Published 10 December 2013

Updated 12 September 2014

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