Australian Bureau of Statistics
4602.0 - Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices, Mar 2002
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2002
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5 Coverage rules were applied which aimed to ensure that each person was associated with only one dwelling, and hence had only one chance of selection in each survey.
6 A set of changing topics rotate over a period of three years. The topics contained in this publication compare with data collected in March 1999 and June 1994. Where applicable, the data have been included in this publication for comparison purposes.
7 An important point to note is that the environment topics were surveyed using a 'personal interview' methodology before 1997. From 1997 onwards the 'any responsible adult' methodology was applied. When comparing post-1997 and pre-1997 data readers should be aware that some differences in the data may be explained by the change in methodology rather than real changes over time.
RELIABILITY OF ESTIMATES
8 The two types of error are possible in an estimate based on a sample survey:
Every effort is made to minimise these errors by the careful design of questionnaires, intensive training and supervision of interviewers and efficient data processing procedures.
9 Users may also wish to refer to the following publication:
Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Accounts (cat. no. 4604.0)-2001 issue
10 Further key references on energy efficiency and conservation may be made through the following websites:
Sustainable Energy and Development Authority of New South Wales' live energy smart webpage: http://www.seda.gov.au, and
The Australia Greenhouse Office: http://email@example.com
11 Current publications produced and other products released by the ABS are listed in the Catalogue of Publications and Products (cat. no. 1101.0). The Catalogue is available from any ABS office or this site. The ABS also issues a daily Release Advice on the web site which details products to be released in the week ahead.
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