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2975.0.55.010 - Census Working Paper 96/4 - Fact Sheet 10 - Non-Response Rates: 1996 & 1991 Censuses, 1996  
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1996 CENSUS OF POPUALTION AND HOUSING
FACT SHEET 10
NON-RESPONSE RATES; 1996 & 1991 CENSUSES



AUSTRALIA

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.


1996 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
17,892,423
384,737
2.15
a
    Marital Status
14,040,303
b
355,431
2.53
a
    Usual residence Census night
17,892,423
444,911
c
2.49
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
17,513,222
d
521,455
2.98
    Usual residence 5 years ago
16,487,923
f
708,211
4.30
    Birthplace
17,752,829
616,840
3.47
    Year of arrival
3,876,698
g
98,253
2.53
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
17,752,829
525,403
2.96
    Birthplace of father
17,752,829
552,849
3.11
    Birthplace of mother
17,752,829
478,270
2.69
    Australian citizenship
17,752,829
562,095
3.17
    Religion
17,752,829
1,550,585
8.73
h
    Language
16,487,923
f
502,756
3.05
    Proficiency in English
2,546,266
i
38,018
1.49
    Full/part time student
17,752,829
769,309
4.33
    Type of educational institution
4,533,065
j
150,255
3.31
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
13,914,897
945,093
6.79
    Issue-number of babies
7,098,089
k
447,255
6.30
    Qualification (highest) level
4,749,063
l
515,525
10.86
    Qualification (highest) field
4,749,063
l
185,494
3.91
    Qualification, year obtained
4,749,063
l
210,449
4.43
    Individual income
13,914,897
864,045
6.21
    Labour force status
13,914,897
332,427
2.39
    Hours worked
7,636,319
m
169,430
2.22
    Occupation
7,636,319
m
128,595
1.68
    Industry
7,636,319
m
151,739
1.99
    Industry Sector
7,636,319
m
183,064
2.40
    Method of travel to work
7,636,319
m
138,171
1.81
    Work destination zone
6,220,644
n
222,661
3.58

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables
    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
6,496,072
341,987
5.26
    Number of bedrooms
6,496,072
205,280
3.16
    Nature of occupancy
6,496,072
248,258
3.82
    Landlord
1,865,961
o
66,395
3.56
    Rent (weekly)
1,865,961
o
52,499
2.81
    Furnished/unfurnished
1,865,961
o
68,877
3.69
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
1,656,062
p
85,553
5.17
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
7,175,237
156,006
2.17
q

1991 Census: Person Variables
    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
16,850,334
330,010
1.96
a
    Marital Status
13,085,652
b
639,407
4.89
a
    Usual residence Census night
16,850,334
972,592
5.77
a
    Usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    Usual residence 5 years ago
15,512,553
f
661,363
4.26
    Birthplace
16,771,700
363,589
2.17
    Year of arrival
3,690,202
r
83,619
2.27
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
16,771,700
530,599
3.16
    Birthplace of father
16,771,700
494,514
2.95
    Birthplace of mother
16,771,700
400,842
2.39
    Australian citizenship
16,771,700
559,180
3.33
    Religion
16,771,700
1,699,525
10.13
h
    Language
15,512,553
f
366,608
2.36
    Proficiency in English
2,341,493
i
17,846
0.76
    Full/part time student
16,771,700
624,216
3.72
    Type of educational institution
4,399,785
j
247,193
5.62
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
13,017,690
1,033,077
7.94
    Issue-number of babies
NA
NA
NA
    Qualification (highest) level
4,217,835
s
643,501
15.26
    Qualification (highest) field
4,217,835
s
157,494
3.73
    Qualification, year obtained
4,217,835
s
219,508
5.20
    Individual income
13,017,690
1,212,876
9.32
    Labour force status
13,017,690
302,687
2.33
    Hours worked
7,086,175
m
368,911
5.21
    Occupation
7,086,175
m
390,671
5.51
    Industry
7,086,175
m
493,711
6.97
    Industry Sector
7,086,175
m
405,831
5.73
    Method of travel to work
7,086,175
m
325,120
4.59
    Work destination zone
5,464,588
n
678,546
12.42

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables
    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
5,852,518
175,816
3.00
    Number of bedrooms
5,852,518
179,439
3.07
    Nature of occupancy
5,852,518
158,325
2.71
    Landlord
1,560,644
o
50,811
3.26
    Rent (weekly)
1,560,644
o
48,354
3.10
    Furnished/unfurnished
1,560,644
o
119,977
7.69
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
1,561,267
p
51,646
3.31
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
6,450,100
52,006
0.81
q

    NOTES: NYA = Not Yet Available, NA = Not Applicable
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from the 2% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.



NEW SOUTH WALES

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.

1996 Census: Person Variables
    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
6,038,696
139,611
2.31
a
    Marital Status
4,748,778
b
125,566
2.64
a
    Usual residence Census night
6,038,696
152,511
c
2.53
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
5,914,364
d
183,680
3.11
    Usual residence 5 years ago
5,567,855
f
244,405
4.39
    Birthplace
5,995,545
212,370
3.54
    Year of arrival
1,375,905
g
35,084
2.55
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
5,995,545
177,290
2.96
    Birthplace of father
5,995,545
191,967
3.20
    Birthplace of mother
5,995,545
166,529
2.78
    Australian citizenship
5,995,545
194,625
3.25
    Religion
5,995,545
466,962
7.79
h
    Language
5,567,855
f
172,804
3.10
    Proficiency in English
1,036,034
i
14,153
1.37
    Full/part time student
5,995,545
265,084
4.42
    Type of educational institution
1,553,979
j
51,600
3.32
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
4,709,953
326,420
6.93
    Issue-number of babies
2,405,683
k
158,086
6.57
    Qualification (highest) level
1,708,762
l
198,884
11.64
    Qualification (highest) field
1,708,762
l
63,215
3.70
    Qualification, year obtained
1,708,762
l
72,814
4.26
    Individual income
4,709,953
298,001
6.33
    Labour force status
4,709,953
117,442
2.49
    Hours worked
2,558,875
m
56,968
2.23
    Occupation
2,558,875
m
42,564
1.66
    Industry
2,558,875
m
44,583
1.74
    Industry Sector
2,558,875
m
63,246
2.47
    Method of travel to work
2,558,875
m
46,161
1.80
    Work destination zone
2,031,129
n
70,809
3.49

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables
    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
2,174,917
119,881
5.51
    Number of bedrooms
2,174,917
71,063
3.27
    Nature of occupancy
2,174,917
86,340
3.97
    Landlord
651,068
o
22,105
3.40
    Rent (weekly)
651,068
o
18,021
2.77
    Furnished/unfurnished
651,068
o
23,885
3.67
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
489,538
p
25,494
5.21
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
2,387,825
57,108
2.39
q

1991 Census: Person Variables
    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
5,732,032
126,565
2.21
a
    Marital Status
4,468,864
b
226,773
5.07
a
    Usual residence Census night
5,732,032
355,848
6.21
a
    Usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    Usual residence 5 years ago
5,281,519
f
237,919
4.50
    Birthplace
5,707,567
136,152
2.39
    Year of arrival
1,287,002
r
30,421
2.36
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
5,707,567
187,491
3.28
    Birthplace of father
5,707,567
183,802
3.22
    Birthplace of mother
5,707,567
149,868
2.63
    Australian citizenship
5,707,567
213,092
3.73
    Religion
5,707,567
517,288
9.06
h
    Language
5,281,519
f
135,568
2.57
    Proficiency in English
928,768
i
6,385
0.69
    Full/part time student
5,707,567
230,002
4.03
    Type of educational institution
1,516,913
j
82,972
5.47
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
4,447,743
365,490
8.22
    Issue-number of babies
N/A
N/A
N/A
    Qualification (highest) level
1,529,592
s
243,537
15.92
    Qualification (highest) field
1,529,592
s
50,315
3.29
    Qualification, year obtained
1,529,592
s
77,955
5.10
    Individual income
4,447,743
424,231
9.54
    Labour force status
4,447,743
118,158
2.66
    Hours worked
2,398,916
m
121,335
5.06
    Occupation
2,398,916
m
122,945
5.13
    Industry
2,398,916
m
154,551
6.44
    Industry Sector
2,398,916
m
133,466
5.56
    Method of travel to work
2,398,916
m
106,413
4.44
    Work destination zone
1,854,244
n
223,933
12.08

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables
    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
1,987,265
69,156
3.48
    Number of bedrooms
1,987,265
69,432
3.49
    Nature of occupancy
1,987,265
60,223
3.03
    Landlord
537,621
o
18,135
3.37
    Rent (weekly)
537,621
o
16,393
3.05
    Furnished/unfurnished
537,621
o
43,570
8.10
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
489,766
p
15,132
3.09
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
2,179,405
18,918
0.87
q

NOTES: NYA = Not Yet Available, NA = Not Applicable
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from the 2% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.



VICTORIA

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.

1996 Census: Person Variables
    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
4,373,520
88,113
2.01
a
    Marital Status
3,446,091
b
83,120
2.41
a
    Usual residence Census night
4,373,520
112,052
c
2.56
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
4,296,265
d
121,148
2.82
    Usual residence 5 years ago
4,047,561
f
160,855
3.97
    Birthplace
4,354,126
145,192
3.33
    Year of arrival
1,033,748
g
26,813
2.59
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
4,354,126
129,388
2.97
    Birthplace of father
4,354,126
136,095
3.13
    Birthplace of mother
4,354,126
115,544
2.65
    Australian citizenship
4,354,126
135,789
3.12
    Religion
4,354,126
386,673
8.88
h
    Language
4,047,561
f
121,307
3.00
    Proficiency in English
832,455
i
12,084
1.45
    Full/part time student
4,354,126
190,064
4.37
    Type of educational institution
1,127,778
j
39,039
3.46
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
3,428,775
247,482
7.22
    Issue-number of babies
1,761,474
k
115,704
6.57
    Qualification (highest) level
1,146,363
l
112,320
9.80
    Qualification (highest) field
1,146,363
l
42,505
3.71
    Qualification, year obtained
1,146,363
l
50,594
4.41
    Individual income
3,428,775
220,603
6.43
    Labour force status
3,428,775
78,358
2.29
    Hours worked
1,884,880
m
43,405
2.30
    Occupation
1,884,880
m
31,792
1.69
    Industry
1,884,880
m
30,424
1.61
    Industry Sector
1,884,880
m
45,618
2.42
    Method of travel to work
1,884,880
m
34,799
1.85
    Work destination zone
1,647,806
n
55,058
3.34

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables
    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
1,591,657
83,370
5.24
    Number of bedrooms
1,591,657
47,255
2.97
    Nature of occupancy
1,591,657
61,138
3.84
    Landlord
389,128
o
14,815
3.81
    Rent (weekly)
389,128
o
10,993
2.83
    Furnished/unfurnished
389,128
o
15,217
3.91
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
431,197
p
23,843
5.53
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
1,768,720
37,896
2.14
q

1991 Census: Person Variables
    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
4,244,221
83,892
1.98
a
    Marital Status
3,309,124
b
154,769
4.68
a
    Usual residence Census night
4,244,221
230,392
5.43
a
    Usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    Usual residence 5 years ago
3,916,464
f
166,197
4.24
    Birthplace
4,232,914
90,657
2.14
    Year of arrival
1,013,448
r
23,546
2.32
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
4,232,914
141,209
3.34
    Birthplace of father
4,232,914
124,543
2.94
    Birthplace of mother
4,232,914
102,466
2.42
    Australian citizenship
4,232,914
148,115
3.50
    Religion
4,232,914
473,295
11.18
h
    Language
3,916,464
f
92,740
2.37
    Proficiency in English
801,869
i
5,897
0.74
    Full/part time student
4,232,914
160,404
3.79
    Type of educational institution
1,114,479
j
65,060
5.84
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
3,299,412
284,146
8.61
    Issue-number of babies
N/A
N/A
N/A
    Qualification (highest) level
1,033,912
s
147,100
14.23
    Qualification (highest) field
1,033,912
s
37,333
3.61
    Qualification, year obtained
1,033,912
s
54,258
5.25
    Individual income
3,299,412
331,303
10.04
    Labour force status
3,299,412
78,042
2.37
    Hours worked
1,806,561
m
93,956
5.20
    Occupation
1,806,561
m
99,198
5.49
    Industry
1,806,561
m
123,023
6.81
    Industry Sector
1,806,561
m
103,544
5.73
    Method of travel to work
1,806,561
m
83,226
4.61
    Work destination zone
1,558,166
n
179,683
11.53

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables
    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
1,475,393
44,113
2.99
    Number of bedrooms
1,475,393
43,990
2.98
    Nature of occupancy
1,475,393
39,674
2.69
    Landlord
340,913
o
12,491
3.66
    Rent (weekly)
340,913
o
11,485
3.37
    Furnished/unfurnished
340,913
o
26,841
7.87
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
431,705
p
15,289
3.54
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
1,640,147
13,166
0.80
q

NOTES:
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from the 2% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.



QUEENSLAND

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.


1996 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
3,368,850
69,190
2.05
a
    Marital Status
2,636,560
b
66,752
2.53
a
    Usual residence Census night
3,368,850
77,833
c
2.31
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
3,273,747
d
101,501
3.10
    Usual residence 5 years ago
3,079,422
f
142,893
4.64
    Birthplace
3,319,186
121,818
3.67
    Year of arrival
550,841
g
13,722
2.49
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
3,319,186
104,197
3.14
    Birthplace of father
3,319,186
103,917
3.13
    Birthplace of mother
3,319,186
91,296
2.75
    Australian citizenship
3,319,186
104,965
3.16
    Religion
3,319,186
299,040
9.01
h
    Language
3,079,422
f
96,699
3.14
    Proficiency in English
222,863
i
3,768
1.69
    Full/part time student
3,319,186
143,894
4.34
    Type of educational institution
799,102
j
25,012
3.13
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
2,592,220
172,601
6.66
    Issue-number of babies
1,314,934
k
80,455
6.12
    Qualification (highest) level
817,924
l
89,393
10.93
    Qualification (highest) field
817,924
l
34,401
4.21
    Qualification, year obtained
817,924
l
40,280
4.92
    Individual income
2,592,220
165,179
6.37
    Labour force status
2,592,220
64,292
2.48
    Hours worked
1,420,668
m
30,864
2.17
    Occupation
1,420,668
m
23,117
1.63
    Industry
1,420,668
m
26,654
1.88
    Industry Sector
1,420,668
m
32,711
2.30
    Method of travel to work
1,420,668
m
25,610
1.80
    Work destination zone
1,084,885
n
38,054
3.51

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
1,204,072
62,112
5.16
    Number of bedrooms
1,204,072
39,216
3.26
    Nature of occupancy
1,204,072
45,534
3.78
    Landlord
382,399
o
14,188
3.71
    Rent (weekly)
382,399
o
10,443
2.73
    Furnished/unfurnished
382,399
o
13,656
3.57
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
298,312
p
15,654
5.25
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
1,325,559
31,139
2.35
q

1991 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
2,977,810
58,910
1.98
a
    Marital Status
2,303,637
b
118,915
5.16
a
    Usual residence Census night
2,977,810
161,701
5.43
a
    Usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    Usual residence 5 years ago
2,731,275
f
116,093
4.25
    Birthplace
2,951,464
64,607
2.19
    Year of arrival
486,011
r
11,124
2.29
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
2,951,464
95,698
3.24
    Birthplace of father
2,951,464
87,525
2.97
    Birthplace of mother
2,951,464
71,420
2.42
    Australian citizenship
2,951,464
88,688
3.00
    Religion
2,951,464
292,468
9.91
h
    Language
2,731,275
f
65,448
2.40
    Proficiency in English
188,487
i
2,106
1.12
    Full/part time student
2,951,464
109,488
3.71
    Type of educational institution
732,481
j
42,107
5.75
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
2,280,973
175,690
7.70
    Issue-number of babies
N/A
N/A
N/A
    Qualification (highest) level
683,894
s
106,892
15.63
    Qualification (highest) field
683,894
s
28,366
4.15
    Qualification, year obtained
683,894
s
38,803
5.67
    Individual income
2,280,973
218,773
9.59
    Labour force status
2,280,973
56,634
2.48
    Hours worked
1,222,133
m
61,833
5.06
    Occupation
1,222,133
m
65,784
5.38
    Industry
1,222,133
m
84,176
6.89
    Industry Sector
1,222,133
m
66,518
5.44
    Method of travel to work
1,222,133
m
54,707
4.48
    Work destination zone
731,217
n
102,356
14.00

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
1,017,801
31,439
3.09
    Number of bedrooms
1,017,801
32,881
3.23
    Nature of occupancy
1,017,801
29,543
2.90
    Landlord
289,930
o
10,336
3.56
    Rent (weekly)
289,930
o
8,933
3.08
    Furnished/unfurnished
289,930
o
20,940
7.22
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
243,524
p
8,903
3.66
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
1,116,815
8,141
0.73
q

NOTES: NYA = Not Yet Available, NA = Not Applicable
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from the 2% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.

1996 Census: Person Variables
    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
1,427,936
24,299
1.70
a
    Marital Status
1,133,255
b
22,937
2.02
a
    Usual residence Census night
1,427,936
26,326
c
1.84
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
1,404,348
d
34,793
2.48
    Usual residence 5 years ago
1,326,981
f
48,762
3.67
    Birthplace
1,422,522
42,465
2.99
    Year of arrival
301,207
g
7,307
2.43
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
1,422,522
36,209
2.55
    Birthplace of father
1,422,522
37,822
2.66
    Birthplace of mother
1,422,522
32,358
2.27
    Australian citizenship
1,422,522
39,294
2.76
    Religion
1,422,522
138,554
9.74
h
    Language
1,326,981
f
34,475
2.60
    Proficiency in English
167,694
i
2,722
1.62
    Full/part time student
1,422,522
54,950
3.86
    Type of educational institution
348,996
j
10,985
3.15
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
1,128,389
67,419
5.97
    Issue-number of babies
579,478
k
31,708
5.47
    Qualification (highest) level
355,793
l
37,187
10.45
    Qualification (highest) field
355,793
l
14,588
4.10
    Qualification, year obtained
355,793
l
15,116
4.25
    Individual income
1,128,389
56,516
5.01
    Labour force status
1,128,389
20,033
1.78
    Hours worked
592,507
m
11,602
1.96
    Occupation
592,507
m
9,788
1.65
    Industry
592,507
m
16,930
2.86
    Industry Sector
592,507
m
12,486
2.11
    Method of travel to work
592,507
m
9,634
1.63
    Work destination zone
476,380
n
17,320
3.64

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
555,834
24,917
4.48
    Number of bedrooms
555,834
14,401
2.59
    Nature of occupancy
555,834
17,332
3.12
    Landlord
155,034
o
5,012
3.23
    Rent (weekly)
155,034
o
4,300
2.77
    Furnished/unfurnished
155,034
o
5,549
3.58
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
152,575
p
7,155
4.69
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
617,208
8,815
1.43
q

1991 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
1,400,622
18,309
1.31
a
    Marital Status
1,103,631
b
49,146
4.45
a
    State of usual residence Census night
1,400,622
79,548
5.68
a
    State of usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    State of usual residence 5 years ago
1,298,949
f
46,013
3.54
    Birthplace
1,396,814
22,293
1.60
    Year of arrival
309,692
r
6,359
2.05
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
1,396,814
37,643
2.69
    Birthplace of father
1,396,814
33,233
2.38
    Birthplace of mother
1,396,814
25,201
1.80
    Australian citizenship
1,396,814
36,578
2.62
    Religion
1,396,814
150,255
10.76
h
    Language
1,298,949
f
23,054
1.77
    Proficiency in English
172,933
i
1,315
0.76
    Full/part time student
1,396,814
41,555
2.97
    Type of educational institution
353,792
j
20,149
5.70
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
1,100,291
78,460
7.13
    Issue-number of babies
NA
NA
NA
    Qualification (highest) level
331,756
s
49,820
15.02
    Qualification (highest) field
331,756
s
14,508
4.37
    Qualification, year obtained
331,756
s
16,920
5.10
    Individual income
1,100,291
82,502
7.50
    Labour force status
1,100,291
10,847
0.99
    Hours worked
602,907
m
39,189
6.50
    Occupation
602,907
m
44,531
7.39
    Industry
602,907
m
55,058
9.13
    Industry Sector
602,907
m
43,515
7.22
    Method of travel to work
602,907
m
34,476
5.72
    Work destination zone
479,071
n
61,939
12.93

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
515,705
10,397
2.02
    Number of bedrooms
515,705
10,485
2.03
    Nature of occupancy
515,705
8,496
1.65
    Landlord
142,730
o
3,493
2.45
    Rent (weekly)
142,730
o
4,184
2.93
    Furnished/unfurnished
142,730
o
10,555
7.40
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
142,554
p
4,569
3.21
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
569,239
3,936
0.69
q


NOTES: NYA = Not Yet Available, NA - Not Applicable
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from the 2% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.


1996 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
1,726,095
38,627
2.24
a
    Marital Status
1,339,870
b
34,872
2.60
a
    Usual residence Census night
1,726,095
41,871
c
2.43
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
1,689,568
d
50,531
2.99
    Usual residence 5 years ago
1,589,733
f
71,423
4.49
    Birthplace
1,713,023
58,835
3.43
    Year of arrival
472,194
g
11,576
2.45
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
1,713,023
47,278
2.76
    Birthplace of father
1,713,023
51,364
3.00
    Birthplace of mother
1,713,023
45,001
2.63
    Australian citizenship
1,713,023
55,322
3.23
    Religion
1,713,023
165,865
9.68
h
    Language
1,589,733
f
48,002
3.02
    Proficiency in English
189,736
i
42,046
22.16
    Full/part time student
1,713,023
71,492
4.17
    Type of educational institution
446,263
j
15,497
3.47
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
1,328,020
82,101
6.18
    Issue-number of babies
668,998
k
38,557
5.76
    Qualification (highest) level
464,353
l
49,309
10.62
    Qualification (highest) field
464,353
l
19,000
4.09
    Qualification, year obtained
464,353
l
22,081
4.76
    Individual income
1,328,020
80,171
6.04
    Labour force status
1,328,020
32,311
2.43
    Hours worked
763,207
m
16,714
2.19
    Occupation
763,207
m
12,411
1.63
    Industry
763,207
m
18,162
2.38
    Industry Sector
763,207
m
17,894
2.34
    Method of travel to work
763,207
m
13,597
1.78
    Work destination zone
600,385
n
22,556
3.76

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
629,303
32,776
5.21
    Number of bedrooms
629,303
20,090
3.19
    Nature of occupancy
629,303
23,262
3.70
    Landlord
178,933
o
6,845
3.83
    Rent (weekly)
178,933
o
5,378
3.01
    Furnished/unfurnished
178,933
o
6,833
3.82
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
187,312
p
9,024
4.82
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
698,298
14,290
2.05
q

1991 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
1,586,825
25,024
1.58
a
    Marital Status
1,212,908
b
59,139
4.88
a
    Usual residence Census night
1,586,825
98,805
6.23
a
    Usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    Usual residence 5 years ago
1,454,718
f
60,154
4.14
    Birthplace
1,579,357
30,505
1.93
    Year of arrival
452,038
r
9,084
2.01
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
1,579,357
40,190
2.54
    Birthplace of father
1,579,357
40,796
2.58
    Birthplace of mother
1,579,357
32,517
2.06
    Australian citizenship
1,579,357
46,478
2.94
    Religion
1,579,357
168,700
10.68
h
    Language
1,454,718
f
30,482
2.10
    Proficiency in English
176,025
i
25,611
14.55
    Full/part time student
1,579,357
50,008
3.17
    Type of educational institution
428,444
j
21,782
5.08
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
1,206,365
79,897
6.62
    Issue-number of babies
NA
NA
NA
    Qualification (highest) level
406,614
s
60,592
14.90
    Qualification (highest) field
406,614
s
16,044
3.95
    Qualification, year obtained
406,614
s
20,773
5.11
    Individual income
1,206,365
98,973
8.20
    Labour force status
1,206,365
23,870
1.98
    Hours worked
664,265
m
33,860
5.10
    Occupation
664,265
m
36,438
5.49
    Industry
664,265
m
47,040
7.08
    Industry Sector
664,265
m
36,434
5.48
    Method of travel to work
664,265
m
29,600
4.46
    Work destination zone
498,888
n
63,500
12.73

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
549,931
12,704
2.31
    Number of bedrooms
549,931
13,728
2.50
    Nature of occupancy
549,931
11,271
2.05
    Landlord
152,759
o
4,010
2.63
    Rent (weekly)
152,759
o
4,426
2.90
    Furnished/unfurnished
152,759
o
10,690
7.00
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
162,185
p
4,824
2.97
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
607,574
4,867
0.80
q

NOTES: NYA = Not Yet Available NA = Not Applicable
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from the 2% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.


TASMANIA

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.


1996 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
459,659
8,000
1.74
a
    Marital Status
355,190
b
8,058
2.27
a
    Usual residence Census night
459,659
9,691
c
2.11
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
452,274
d
11,811
2.61
    Usual residence 5 years ago
425,052
f
16,760
3.94
    Birthplace
458,594
17,177
3.75
    Year of arrival
46,412
g
1,319
2.84
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
458,594
14,973
3.26
    Birthplace of father
458,594
13,984
3.05
    Birthplace of mother
458,594
11,431
2.49
    Australian citizenship
458,594
13,799
3.01
    Religion
458,594
44,327
9.67
h
    Language
425,052
f
12,669
2.98
    Proficiency in English
15,465
i
458
2.96
    Full/part time student
458,594
20,032
4.37
    Type of educational institution
113,740
j
3,967
3.49
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
354,233
23,949
6.76
    Issue-number of babies
181,768
k
11,388
6.27
    Qualification (highest) level
105,261
l
12,697
12.06
    Qualification (highest) field
105,261
l
5,085
4.83
    Qualification, year obtained
105,261
l
4,775
4.54
    Individual income
354,233
19,815
5.59
    Labour force status
354,223
7,142
2.02
    Hours worked
182,211
m
4,088
2.24
    Occupation
182,211
m
3,799
2.08
    Industry
182,211
m
6,404
3.51
    Industry Sector
182,211
m
4,586
2.52
    Method of travel to work
182,211
m
3,446
1.89
    Work destination zone
170,159
n
7,497
4.41

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
175,197
8,879
5.07
    Number of bedrooms
175,197
4,895
2.79
    Nature of occupancy
175,197
5,898
3.37
    Landlord
46,142
o
1,864
4.04
    Rent (weekly)
46,142
o
1,223
2.65
    Furnished/unfurnished
46,142
o
1,914
4.15
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
47,274
p
2,459
5.20
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
201,124
2,928
1.46
q

1991 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
452,837
5,971
1.32
a
    Marital Status
345,389
b
14,357
4.16
a
    Usual residence Census night
452,837
21,476
4.74
a
    Usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    Usual residence 5 years ago
416,583
f
14,966
3.59
    Birthplace
452,052
8,544
1.89
    Year of arrival
47,342
r
1,089
2.30
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
452,052
15,083
3.34
    Birthplace of father
452,052
11,187
2.47
    Birthplace of mother
452,052
7,902
1.75
    Australian citizenship
452,052
11,308
2.50
    Religion
452,052
47,129
10.43
h
    Language
416,583
f
7,806
1.87
    Proficiency in English
15,939
i
159
1.00
    Full/part time student
452,052
15,175
3.36
    Type of educational institution
115,041
j
7,085
6.16
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
344,711
27,379
7.94
    Issue-number of babies
NA
NA
NA
    Qualification (highest) level
98,979
s
16,265
16.43
    Qualification (highest) field
98,979
s
5,755
5.81
    Qualification, year obtained
98,979
s
5,266
5.32
    Individual income
344,711
29,000
8.41
    Labour force status
344,711
6,232
1.81
    Hours worked
178,187
m
9,106
5.11
    Occupation
178,187
m
11,188
6.28
    Industry
178,187
m
14,951
8.39
    Industry Sector
178,187
m
10,536
5.91
    Method of travel to work
178,187
m
7,969
4.47
    Work destination zone
162,346
n
21,485
13.23

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
163,001
3,218
1.97
    Number of bedrooms
163,001
3,302
2.03
    Nature of occupancy
163,001
6,687
4.10
    Landlord
41,241
o
1,257
3.05
    Rent (weekly)
41,241
o
1,470
3.56
    Furnished/unfurnished
41,241
o
3,566
8.65
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
44,998
p
1,650
3.67
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
184,765
1,278
0.69
q

NOTES: NYA = Not Yet Available, NA = Not Applicable
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from a 10% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.



NORTHERN TERRITORY

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.

1996 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
195,101
11,165
5.72
a
    Marital Status
146,654
b
9,159
6.25
a
    Usual residence Census night
195,101
10,791
c
5.53
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
186,323
d
11,082
5.95
    Usual residence 5 years ago
172,665
f
13,557
7.85
    Birthplace
189,365
10,979
5.80
    Year of arrival
29,020
g
862
2.97
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
189,365
9,665
5.10
    Birthplace of father
189,365
10,405
5.49
    Birthplace of mother
189,365
9,800
5.18
    Australian citizenship
189,365
10,572
5.58
    Religion
189,365
21,773
11.50
h
    Language
172,665
f
10,552
6.11
    Proficiency in English
41,515
i
695
1.67
    Full/part time student
189,365
14,739
7.78
    Type of educational institution
47,197
j
2,042
4.33
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
141,239
14,051
9.95
    Issue-number of babies
67,382
k
5,996
8.90
    Qualification (highest) level
46,031
l
4,794
10.41
    Qualification (highest) field
46,031
l
2,016
4.38
    Qualification, year obtained
46,031
l
2,177
4.73
    Individual income
141,239
13,942
9.87
    Labour force status
141,239
8,687
6.15
    Hours worked
82,976
m
2,204
2.66
    Occupation
82,976
m
1,790
2.16
    Industry
82,976
m
2,201
2.65
    Industry Sector
82,976
m
2,193
2.64
    Method of travel to work
82,976
m
1,750
2.11
    Work destination zone
60,485
n
2,728
4.51

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
57,435
5,644
9.83
    Number of bedrooms
57,435
5,898
10.27
    Nature of occupancy
57,435
5,899
10.27
    Landlord
27,563
o
982
3.56
    Rent (weekly)
27,563
o
1,259
4.57
    Furnished/unfurnished
27,563
o
1,070
3.88
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
36,767
p
1,217
3.31
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
60,949
2,367
3.88
q

1991 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
175,891
6,346
3.61
a
    Marital Status
129,492
b
8,951
6.91
a
    Usual residence Census night
175,891
12,575
7.15
a
    Usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    Usual residence 5 years ago
156,383
f
10,310
6.59
    Birthplace
172,838
5,480
3.17
    Year of arrival
30,095
r
753
2.50
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
172,838
6,471
3.74
    Birthplace of father
172,838
6,665
3.86
    Birthplace of mother
172,838
5,864
3.39
    Australian citizenship
172,838
7,282
4.21
    Religion
172,838
23,565
13.63
h
    Language
156,383
f
6,643
4.25
    Proficiency in English
37,879
i
335
0.88
    Full/part time student
172,838
10,472
6.06
    Type of educational institution
45,068
j
4,473
9.93
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
126,713
10,604
8.37
    Issue-number of babies
NA
NA
NA
    Qualification (highest) level
42,384
s
6,561
15.48
    Qualification (highest) field
42,384
s
1,795
4.24
    Qualification, year obtained
42,384
s
2,170
5.12
    Individual income
126,713
13,460
10.62
    Labour force status
126,713
5,217
4.12
    Hours worked
73,652
m
3,728
5.06
    Occupation
73,652
m
4,084
5.54
    Industry
73,652
m
5,464
7.42
    Industry Sector
73,652
m
4,439
6.03
    Method of travel to work
73,652
m
3,718
5.05
    Work destination zone
41,102
n
8,154
19.84

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
50,542
2,962
5.86
    Number of bedrooms
50,542
3,803
7.52
    Nature of occupancy
50,542
3,757
7.43
    Landlord
24,878
o
611
2.46
    Rent (weekly)
24,878
o
755
3.03
    Furnished/unfurnished
24,878
o
1,854
7.45
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
11,039
p
392
3.55
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
53,617
1,047
1.95
q

NOTES: NYA = Not Yet Available, NA = Not Applicable
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from a 10% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.



AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

NOTE: Rates are calculated from FURF data as proportions of applicable populations and refer to cases where responses to relevant questions were not provided on Census forms.


1996 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
299,243
5,654
1.89
a
    Marital Status
231,524
b
4,879
2.11
a
    Usual residence Census night
299,243
5,402
c
1.81
a c
    Usual residence 1 year ago
293,088
d
6,794
2.32
    Usual residence 5 years ago
275,663
f
9,415
3.42
    Birthplace
297,175
7,952
2.68
    Year of arrival
66,273
g
1,502
2.27
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
297,175
6,326
2.13
    Birthplace of father
297,175
7,191
2.42
    Birthplace of mother
297,175
6,216
2.09
    Australian citizenship
297,175
7,605
2.56
    Religion
297,175
27,176
9.14
h
    Language
275,663
f
6,141
2.23
    Proficiency in English
39,055
i
531
1.36
    Full/part time student
297,175
8,930
3.00
    Type of educational institution
95,141
j
2,048
2.15
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
229,716
10,903
4.75
    Issue-number of babies
117,389
k
5,295
4.51
    Qualification (highest) level
103,762
l
10,825
10.43
    Qualification (highest) field
103,762
l
4,641
4.47
    Qualification, year obtained
103,762
l
2,569
2.48
    Individual income
229,716
9,643
4.20
    Labour force status
229,716
4,079
1.78
    Hours worked
149,415
m
3,555
2.38
    Occupation
149,415
m
3,309
2.21
    Industry
149,415
m
6,347
4.25
    Industry Sector
149,415
m
4,292
2.87
    Method of travel to work
149,415
m
3,148
2.11
    Work destination zone
149,415
n
8,639
5.78

1996 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
106,686
4,336
4.06
    Number of bedrooms
106,686
2,406
2.26
    Nature of occupancy
106,686
2,791
2.62
    Landlord
35,045
o
566
1.62
    Rent (weekly)
35,045
o
845
2.41
    Furnished/unfurnished
35,045
o
729
2.08
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
36,767
p
1,217
3.31
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
114,384
1,432
1.25
q

1991 Census: Person Variables

    VARIABLE
PERSONS FOR WHOM QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
PERSONS FOR WHOM THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Persons All Ages
    Age
280,096
4,993
1.78
a
    Marital Status
212,607
b
7,357
3.46
a
    Usual residence Census night
280,096
12,247
4.37
a
    Usual residence 1 year ago
NA
NA
NA
e
    Usual residence 5 years ago
256,662
f
9,711
3.78
    Birthplace
278,694
5,351
1.92
    Year of arrival
64,574
r
1,243
1.92
    Aboriginal/TSI origin
278,694
6,814
2.44
    Birthplace of father
278,694
6,763
2.43
    Birthplace of mother
278,694
5,604
2.01
    Australian citizenship
278,694
7,639
2.74
    Religion
278,694
26,825
9.63
h
    Language
256,662
f
4,867
1.90
    Proficiency in English
37,439
i
233
0.62
    Full/part time student
278,694
7,112
2.55
    Type of educational institution
93,004
j
3,565
3.83
    Persons Aged 15 Years or More
    Age left school
211,482
11,341
5.36
    Issue-number of babies
NA
NA
NA
    Qualification (highest) level
90,704
s
12,734
14.04
    Qualification (highest) field
90,704
s
3,378
3.72
    Qualification, year obtained
90,704
s
3,363
3.71
    Individual income
211,482
14,634
6.92
    Labour force status
211,482
3,687
1.74
    Hours worked
139,554
m
5,904
4.23
    Occupation
139,554
m
6,503
4.66
    Industry
139,554
m
9,448
6.77
    Industry Sector
139,554
m
7,379
5.29
    Method of travel to work
139,554
m
5,011
3.59
    Work destination zone
139,554
n
17,496
12.54

1991 Census: Dwelling Variables

    VARIABLE
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH QUESTIONS WERE RELEVANT
DWELLINGS FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO RESPONSE
NON-RESPONSE RATE
No.
No.
%

    Occupied Private Dwellings
    Number of motor vehicles
92,880
1,827
1.97
    Number of bedrooms
92,880
1,818
1.96
    Nature of occupancy
92,880
1,674
1.80
    Landlord
30,572
o
478
1.56
    Rent (weekly)
30,572
o
708
2.32
    Furnished/unfurnished
30,572
o
1,961
6.41
    Housing loan repayments (monthly)
35,496
p
887
2.50
    All Private Dwellings
    Structure of dwelling
98,538
633
0.64
q

NOTES: NYA = Not Yet Available, NA = Not Applicable
a A response is imputed in all cases of non-response; includes overseas visitors.
b Persons aged 15 years or more.
c Based on edit data from a 10% file, not the imputation flag IMPP.
d Persons aged 1 year or more.
e Comparable data not available for 1991 due to a change in question design.
f Persons aged 5 years or more.
g Persons born overseas but excluding overseas visitors here for less than 12 months.
h The religion question was optional.
i Persons aged 5 years or more who indicated they spoke a language other than English at home.
j Persons attending an educational institution.
k Females only.
l Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification.
m Employed persons aged 15 years or more.
n Employed persons aged 15 years or more in designated work study areas.
o Dwellings being rented.
p Dwellings being purchased.
q Response was required from collector not household.
r Persons born overseas.
s Persons aged 15 years or more who indicated they have a qualification; includes overseas visitors.
NB. Unless otherwise stated overseas visitors (people in Australia less than 6 months) are excluded.


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