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2914.0.55.001 - 2006 Census Non-Response Rates Fact Sheets, 2006  
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Note: this page has been reissued to include second release variables non response rates.

Image: Non-Response Rates, Other TerritoriesNON-RESPONSE RATES, OTHER TERRITORIES
Place of enumeration count (a)




2006
2001
Variable
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
no.
no.
%
no.
no.
%

PERSON VARIABLES
AGEP (Age) (b)
2 646
271
10.24
2 740
69
2.52
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (c)
2 576
337
13.08
2 671
166
6.21
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (d)
2 576
255
9.90
na
na
na
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (e)
2 576
323
12.54
2 671
136
5.09
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (e)
2 576
278
10.79
2 671
121
4.53
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (e)
2 576
319
12.38
2 671
99
3.71
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (d) (f)
2 011
291
14.47
na
na
na
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
2 576
268
10.40
2 671
105
3.93
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (d) (f)
2 011
310
15.42
na
na
na
EMPP (Number of Employees) (d) (f)
na
na
na
na
na
na
EMTP (Employment Type) (d) (f)
1 209
18
1.49
na
na
na
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (g)
1 153
23
1.99
1 304
14
1.07
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (f) (h)
1 209
25
2.07
1 202
52
4.33
HRSP (Hours Worked) (f)
1 209
50
4.14
1 202
64
5.32
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (f)
2 011
316
15.71
1 912
143
7.48
INCP (Individual Income) (f)
2 011
273
13.58
1 912
140
7.32
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (f) (i)
1 209
25
2.07
1 202
41
3.41
INGP (Indigenous Status)
2 576
265
10.29
2 671
123
4.61
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
2 576
251
9.74
2 671
118
4.42
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (f) (j)
2 011
224
11.14
na
na
na
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (b) (f)
2 079
237
11.40
1 975
30
1.52
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (f)
1 209
30
2.48
1 202
18
1.50
OCC06P (Occupation) (f) (k)
1 209
17
1.41
1 202
21
1.75
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (l)
2 576
250
9.70
na
na
na
SLAUCP (SLA of Usual Residence on Census Night) (l)
na
na
na
2 538
0
0
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
2 545
261
10.26
na
na
na
SLAU1P (SLA of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
na
na
na
2 633
68
2.58
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
2 416
275
11.38
na
na
na
SLAU5P (SLA of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
na
na
na
2 452
61
2.49
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (f)
771
44
5.71
710
52
7.32
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (f)
771
50
6.49
710
77
10.85
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (o)
2 576
355
13.78
2 671
207
7.75
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (p)
401
196
48.88
228
17
7.46
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
2 576
323
12.54
2 671
76
2.85
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (q)
788
33
4.19
na
na
na
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (r)
554
61
11.01
749
70
9.35
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (m)
2 545
258
10.14
2 633
65
2.47
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (n)
2 416
267
11.05
2 452
52
2.12
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (d) (f)
2 011
301
14.97
na
na
na
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (d) (f)
2 011
311
15.46
na
na
na
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)(s)
695
50
7.19
785
61
7.77

2006
2001
Variable
Dwellings
for which
question
was relevant
Dwellings
from which
there was
no response
Non-
response
rate
Dwellings
for which
question
was relevant
Dwellings
from which
there was
no response
Non-
response
rate
no.
no.
%
no.
no.
%

DWELLING VARIABLES
BEDD (Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling) (t)
793
31
3.91
807
29
3.59
HLRD (Housing Loan Repayments - monthly) (u)
67
11
16.42
39
9
23.08
LLDD (Landlord Type) (v)
447
13
2.91
498
12
2.41
NEDD (Type of Internet Connection) (d) (t)
793
40
5.04
na
na
na
RNTD (Rent - weekly) (v)
447
52
11.63
498
30
6.02
STRD (Dwelling Structure) (w)
994
0
0
922
6
0.65
TEND (Tenure Type) (t)
793
39
4.92
807
35
4.34
VEHD (Number of Motor vehicles) (t)
793
47
5.93
807
70
8.67


Footnotes:
(a) 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.
(b) Includes overseas visitors.
(c) For 2006, two variables, Ancestry1 (ANC1P) and Ancestry2 (ANC2P) were used to record responses separately. For 2001, both ancestry responses were coded to a single variable, Ancestry (ANCP).
(d) New variable for 2006.
(e) In 2006, this variable's name changed from Birthplace, to Country of Birth.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Persons who speak a language other than English at home. Excludes non-respondents to the Language Spoken at Home (LANP) question.
(h) Replaces the Industry Sector (GNGP) variable. Differs from the 2001 category in that Community Development Employment Projects Participation (CDEP) has been deleted.
(i) Industry of Employment is coded to a revised classification (ANZSIC 2006) for the 2006 Census.
(j) The derivation of Labour Force Status has changed between 2001 and 2006, and is not comparable.
(k) Occupation is coded to a new classification (ANZSCO) for the 2006 Census.
(l) 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.
(m) Persons aged 1 year and over.
(n) Persons aged 5 years and over.
(o) Answering this census question is optional.
(p) Persons in a non-private dwelling.
(q) Females aged 15 years and over. New variable for 2006. It was last included in 1996.
(r) Persons attending an educational institution. Excludes non-respondents to the Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP) question.
(s) Persons born overseas, but excludes overseas visitors.
(t) Includes all occupied private dwellings.
(u) Occupied private dwellings being purchased. Includes dwellings being purchased under a rent/buy scheme.
(v) Occupied private dwellings being rented. Includes dwellings being occupied rent free.
(w) Includes all occupied and unoccupied private dwellings. A Collector, not householder, provides the response.

na = not available


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