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5. Information was sought from approximately 5,420 households, and of these about 5,050 (93%) responded.
6. Coverage rules were applied to ensure that each person was associated with only one dwelling, and hence had only one chance of selection in the survey.
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7. Estimates have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
8. The ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated. Without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.
9. The ABS produces a wide range of publications containing social and demographic statistics. Other ABS publications which relate to this survey topic include:
Community Fire Safety, New South Wales, October 1994 (Cat. No. 8715.1)
Household Safety, New South Wales, October 1998 (Cat. No. 4387.1)
Safety in the Home, Queensland, October 2001 (Cat. No. 4387.3)
Safety in the Home, Victoria, October 1998 (Cat. No. 4387.2)
Population Survey Monitor, November 1997 - November 2000 (Cat. No. 4103.0)
Household Safety, Sydney, November 1992 (Cat. No. 4387.1)
Safety in the Home, Melbourne, November 1992 (Cat. No. 4387.2)
Safety in the Home, Queensland, October 1996 (Cat. No. 4387.3)
Home Safety Devices, Western Australia, October 1996 (Cat. No. 4387.5)
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