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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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Image: Non-Response Rates, WANON-RESPONSE RATES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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)
1 986 247
117 437
5.91
1 851 252
60 885
3.29
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (c)
1 964 981
169 436
8.62
1 832 008
116 530
6.36
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (d)
1 964 981
143 503
7.30
na
na
na
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (e)
1 964 981
156 711
7.98
1 832 008
97 129
5.30
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (e)
1 964 981
148 884
7.58
1 832 008
94 982
5.18
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (e)
1 964 981
156 125
7.95
1 832 008
81 570
4.45
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (d) (f)
1 568 684
152 707
9.73
na
na
na
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
1 964 981
149 873
7.63
1 832 008
85 230
4.65
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (d) (f)
1 568 684
165 926
10.58
na
na
na
EMPP (Number of Employees) (d) (f)
156 664
3 195
2.04
na
na
na
EMTP (Employment Type) (d) (f)
937 882
8 467
0.90
na
na
na
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (g)
227 127
4 288
1.89
206 823
4 291
2.07
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (f) (h)
937 882
11 617
1.24
828 781
17 666
2.13
HRSP (Hours Worked) (f)
937 882
26 529
2.83
828 781
22 988
2.77
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (f)
1 568 684
166 128
10.59
1 439 332
102 274
7.11
INCP (Individual Income) (f)
1 568 684
150 432
9.59
1 439 332
102 773
7.14
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (f) (i)
937 882
11 685
1.25
828 781
13 435
1.62
INGP (Indigenous Status)
1 964 981
127 948
6.51
1 832 008
70 703
3.86
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
1 964 981
129 903
6.61
1 832 008
86 125
4.70
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (f) (j)
1 568 684
112 326
7.16
na
na
na
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (b) (f)
1 588 037
97 759
6.16
1 456 748
46 551
3.20
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (f)
937 882
16 545
1.76
828 781
13 628
1.64
OCC06P (Occupation) (f) (k)
937 882
7 217
0.77
828 781
8 816
1.06
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (l)
1 964 981
126 454
6.44
na
na
na
SLAUCP (SLA of Usual Residence on Census Night) (l)
na
na
na
1 828 294
4 028
0.22
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
1 939 079
135 376
6.98
na
na
na
SLAU1P (SLA of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
na
na
na
1 809 013
73 925
4.09
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
1 840 318
156 574
8.51
na
na
na
SLAU5P (SLA of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
na
na
na
1 709 299
83 007
4.68
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (f)
654 571
17 184
2.63
541 211
20 154
3.72
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (f)
654 571
25 544
3.90
541 211
31 551
5.93
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (o)
1 964 981
251 122
12.78
1 832 008
196 605
10.7
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (p)
72 777
12 768
17.54
57 782
4 604
7.96
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
1 964 981
161 845
8.24
1 832 008
74 596
4.07
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (q)
792 078
57 922
7.31
na
na
na
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (r)
454 230
22 207
4.89
472 205
14 156
3.00
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (m)
1 939 079
131 991
6.81
1 809 013
71 365
3.94
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (n)
1 840 318
146 524
7.96
1 709 299
75 303
4.41
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (d) (f)
1 568 684
164 918
10.51
na
na
na
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (d) (f)
1 568 684
156 557
9.98
na
na
na
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)(s)
531 813
25 227
4.74
495 251
22 961
4.64

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)
757 989
53 698
7.08
695 649
26 393
3.79
HLRD (Housing Loan Repayments - monthly) (u)
266 113
21 003
7.89
220 516
11 611
5.27
LLDD (Landlord Type) (v)
196 980
6 420
3.26
183 924
4 196
2.28
NEDD (Type of Internet Connection) (d) (t)
757 989
61 201
8.07
na
na
na
RNTD (Rent - weekly) (v)
196 980
7 408
3.76
183 924
6 482
3.52
STRD (Dwelling Structure) (w)
849 007
540
0.06
772 778
5 937
0.77
TEND (Tenure Type) (t)
757 989
58 623
7.73
695 649
31 084
4.47
VEHD (Number of Motor vehicles) (t)
757 989
63 464
8.37
695 649
41 518
5.97


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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