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2914.0.55.001 - 2006 Census Non-Response Rates Fact Sheets, 2006  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2007  Reissue
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Note: this page has been reissued to include second release variables non-response rates.


Image: Non-Response Rates, AustraliaNON-RESPONSE RATES, AUSTRALIA
2006: Usual residence and Place of enumeration



2006 Usual residence (a)
2006 Place of enumeration (b)


Persons
for whom
question
was relevant
Persons
from whom there
was no response
Non-
response
rate
Persons
for whom
question
was
relevant
Persons
from whom there
was no response
Non-
response rate
Variable
no.
no.
%
no.
no.
%

PERSON VARIABLES

AGEP (Age) (c)
19 855 290
975 179
4.91
20 061 648
1 007 166
5.02
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (d)
19 855 290
1 609 439
8.11
19 855 290
1 609 439
8.11
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (e)
19 855 290
1 269 294
6.39
19 855 290
1 269 294
6.39
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (f)
19 855 290
1 408 150
7.09
19 855 290
1 408 150
7.09
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (f)
19 855 290
1 366 309
6.88
19 855 290
1 366 309
6.88
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (f)
19 855 290
1 391 181
7.01
19 855 290
1 391 181
7.01
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (e) (g)
15 918 078
1 466 893
9.22
15 918 078
1 466 893
9.22
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
19 855 290
1 328 716
6.69
19 855 290
1 328 716
6.69
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (e) (g)
15 918 078
1 610 545
10.12
15 918 078
1 610 545
10.12
EMPP (Number of Employees) (e) (g)
1 492 789
31 764
2.13
1 492 789
31 764
2.13
EMTP (Employment Type) (e) (g)
9 104 184
86 716
0.95
9 104 184
86 716
0.95
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (h)
3 146 198
55 822
1.77
3 146 198
55 822
1.77
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (g) (i)
9 104 184
121 715
1.34
9 104 184
121 715
1.34
HRSP (Hours Worked) (g)
9 104 184
253 565
2.79
9 104 184
253 565
2.79
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (g)
15 918 078
1 573 291
9.88
15 918 078
1 573 291
9.88
INCP (Individual Income) (g)
15 918 078
1 416 908
8.90
15 918 078
1 416 908
8.90
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (g) (j)
9 104 184
123 044
1.35
9 104 184
123 044
1.35
INGP (Indigenous Status)
19 855 290
1 133 450
5.71
19 855 290
1 133 450
5.71
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
19 855 290
1 127 760
5.68
19 855 290
1 127 760
5.68
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (g) (k)
15 918 078
1 038 975
6.53
15 918 078
1 038 975
6.53
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (c) (g)
15 918 078
834 395
5.24
16 103 823
863 613
5.36
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (g)
9 104 184
163 983
1.80
9 104 184
163 983
1.80
OCC06P (Occupation) (g) (l)
9 104 184
74 911
0.82
9 104 184
74 911
0.82
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (m)
19 855 290
1105 085
5.57
19 855 290
1105 085
5.57
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (m) (n)
19 595 176
1 186 882
6.06
19 595 176
1 186 882
6.06
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (m) (o)
18 594 885
1 381 438
7.43
18 594 885
1 381 438
7.43
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (g)
6 608 186
178 346
2.70
6 608 186
178 346
2.70
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (g)
6 608 186
247 944
3.75
6 608 186
247 944
3.75
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (p)
19 855 290
2 223 960
11.20
19 855 290
2 223 960
11.20
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (q)
612 666
94 570
15.44
612 666
94 570
15.44
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
19 855 290
1 486 762
7.49
19 855 290
1 486 762
7.49
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (r)
8 140 165
559 149
6.87
8 140 165
559 149
6.87
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (s)
4 734 751
212 543
4.49
4 734 751
212 543
4.49
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (n)
19 595 176
1 156 479
5.90
19 595 176
1 156 479
5.90
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (o)
18 594 885
1 295 249
6.97
18 594 885
1 295 249
6.97
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (e) (g)
15 918 078
1 606 654
10.09
15 918 078
1 606 654
10.09
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (e) (g)
15 918 078
1 517 188
9.53
15 918 078
1 517 188
9.53
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia) (t)
4 416 035
212 204
4.81
4 416 035
212 204
4.81


Footnotes:
(a) The Usual Residence count is derived from the usual residence questions on the census form.
(b) The Place of Enumeration count refers to the count of people in the state/territory they were located on Census Night. This count:
  • includes overseas visitors for Age (AGEP) and Registered Marital Status (MSTP)
  • excludes overseas visitors for all other person variables
  • excludes Australian residents temporarily overseas.
(c) By definition, Usual Residence counts for Age (AGEP) and Registered Marital Status (MSTP) exclude overseas visitors.
(d) For 2006, two variables, Ancestry1 (ANC1P) and Ancestry2 (ANC2P) were used to record responses separately. In previous censuses, both ancestry responses were coded to a single variable, Ancestry (ANCP).
(e) New variable for 2006.
(f) In 2006, this variable's name changed from Birthplace to Country of Birth.
(g) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(h) Persons who speak a language other than English at home. Excludes non-respondents to the Language Spoken at Home (LANP) question.
(i) Replaces the Industry Sector (GNGP) variable. Differs from the 2001 category in that Community Development Employment Projects Participation (CDEP) has been deleted.
(j) Industry of Employment is coded to a revised classification (ANZSIC 2006) for the 2006 Census.
(k) The derivation of Labour Force Status has changed between 2001 and 2006, and is not comparable.
(l) Occupation is coded to a new classification (ANZSCO) for the 2006 Census.
(m) PURP, PUR1P and PUR5P are new hierarchical variables, combining the concepts of State of usual residence, SLA of usual residence, and CD of usual residence, which were output as separate fields in previous censuses. The non-response rate represents the number and percentage of people who gave no information, at any geographic level, regarding their usual residence at a specific point of time.
(n) Persons aged 1 year and over.
(o) Persons aged 5 years and over.
(p) Answering this census question is optional.
(q) Persons in a non-private dwelling.
(r) Females aged 15 years and over. New variable for 2006. It was last included in 1996.
(s) Persons attending an educational institution. Excludes non-respondents to the Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP) question.
(t) Persons born overseas, but excludes overseas visitors.

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