Thursday, October 31, 2013

2001 Census DA Profile, Education Variables


I'm helping a researcher who is working with the 2001 census profile at the DA level, particularly with education variables re highest level of attainment (p491_29 to p491_42). This is my first time working with these variables. Nearly half the observations are marked invalid (valid:29277; invalid:25025). The researcher wants to know why there are so many invalid observations, if it has to do with suppression, and if the data might be available in an RDC.


I took a look in PCensus and found the following category of ‘education’ statistics for 2001.

I extracted the DA-level statistics for this, and the other education-related categories, limiting results to Kingston, and did not encounter suppression.

The other education categories are: