The Australian Bureau of Statistics is about to commence an extensive user consultation process as part of the development of the 2006 Census Output Program. The ABS is aiming to inform census users of the proposed broad strategies for the development and dissemination of 2006 products and services, and to seek users' views on them.
Based on the results of this consultation, the ABS will develop specific proposals for the 2006 Census Output Program, including the development of prototypes of 2006 products and services. It is planned that details of these prototypes will be circulated for comment in mid 2005.
Two publications will be produced to inform users about ABS views on the 2006 Census Output Program.
Scheduled for release on 28 September 2004, this publication is an overview of the proposed strategic directions for 2006 Census products and services. It will provide information about the proposed pricing strategies, types of products, confidentiality and randomisation procedures, and major changes to concepts and classifications. It will also include a tentative release schedule.
A questionnaire will be distributed with ABS Views on Census Output Strategy to allow users to contribute their views, comments and ideas regarding the strategies and proposals outlined in the paper.
- ABS Views on Census Output Strategy (cat. no. 2009.0)
This publication will provide more information about the full range of products and services that are proposed for the 2006 Census Output Program. Based on the feedback from ABS Views on Census Output Strategy, it will provide examples of products, indicative release dates and prices.
A questionnaire will also be distributed with this publication to seek feedback on the design, content and functionality of 2006 Census Products and Services.
The user consultation process will be a significant factor in the development of the 2006 Census Output Program. It is extremely important in ensuring that census products are relevant and responsive to the needs of users.
- ABS Views on Census Products and Services (cat. no. 2011.0)
This page last updated 24 July 2007