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Descriptions and notes of fields used


Year

The year of the compilation of the Electoral Roll. The person was present at some point prior to compilation of the roll.

Surname

Names only had to be in a commonly recognisable form. Around ten per cent of the population varied the spelling of their surname or firstnames.

Firstnames

The firstnames of the person as listed on the roll.

Street Number

Street Number were not normally listed prior to 1905. Street numbers may change due to street renumbering rather than people moving.

Street

The street the person lived in. The names of streets can change over time.

Suburb

The suburb listed on the electoral roll.

Occupation

The occupation as listed on the electoral roll.

Occupational Specification

A specific code for the person's occupation

Occupational Class

A code for the overall occupational class of the person. An Adobe Acrobat format (pdf) document is available with descriptions of specific classes

Year of Birth

This has been drawn from a variety of different sources, and matched on the basis of name (so false matches are possible). Due to many sources list age at a particular date, the Year of Birth may be out by a year or two (even if correctly matched).

Source of Year of Birth

A description of the source from which the age information was obtained.

Surname Phonetic Code

A code used for matching variations in names where no match was found on their actual name. For details see the phonetic code descriptions page.

Firstname Phonetic Code

A code used for matching variations in names where no match was found on their actual name. For details see the phonetic code descriptions page.

Project ID number

An ID number that identifies occurrences of the same person in different years.


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Last updated 4th November 2010.