2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
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Contents >> Glossary >> Optional questions

Optional questions

There are two optional questions on the 2006 Census form. They are:

    • 'What is the person's religion?'. Answering the question on religion has been optional in all Australian Censuses.
    • 'Does each person in this household agree to his/her name and address and other information on this form being kept by the National Archives of Australia and then made publicly available after 99 years?'. The 2001 Census was the first to give respondents the opportunity to have their name identified information retained.

These are questions 19 and 60 on the household form.

See also Confidentiality.

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