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1 This publication contains results from the WA Housing Motivations and Intentions Survey, which was conducted throughout WA during the two weeks commencing Monday, 10 October 2005.
2 The survey was conducted as a supplement to the ABS Monthly Population Survey (MPS). The MPS is based on a multi-stage area sample of private dwellings and a list sample of special dwellings (hotels, motels, hospitals, prisons, short-stay caravan parks, etc.). Persons living in special dwellings were excluded from the scope of this survey. Information is obtained from the occupants of the selected dwellings by specially trained interviewers. For details of the design, scope and coverage of the MPS, users should refer to any recent edition of the ABS publication, Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) or the November 2002 edition of Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design (cat. no. 6269.0).
3 The WA Housing Motivations and Intentions Survey was conducted on a subset of the full sample of private dwellings in WA that were included in the MPS. The survey covered all persons who were usual residents of private dwellings except:
4 Information was collected by either face to face or telephone interview from one responsible adult per household. This adult answered questions on behalf of the household regarding their current dwelling's structure, tenure type, number of bedrooms, dwelling status at time of purchase, whether it was part of a retirement village or group housing complex, whether modifications had been carried out for the elderly or people with a disability, and total household income. Questions regarding previous dwellings, housing motivations and housing intentions were answered on behalf of only one person who was randomly selected from the household. Table populations have changed because a small number of respondents were unable to answer on behalf of the randomly selected person. Information was sought from approximately 3,760 households and data was obtained from approximately 94% of these households.
5 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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6 Estimates in this publication have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
7 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.
8 The ABS produces a wide range of publications concerning social, housing and demographic statistics. Users may wish to refer to the following ABS publications which relate to the survey topic:
9 Current publications and other products released by the ABS are listed in the Catalogue of Publications and Products (cat. no. 1101.0). 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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