ABOUT THIS SURVEY
This survey presents information on people's views and practices on environmental issues, for people aged 18 years and over. The data collected provides information on environmental concerns, personal energy and water use, waste collection and disposal and environmental involvement. Data from this survey are used to obtain a better understanding of the factors that influence people to participate in environmental activities and energy and water conservation practices.
The statistics were compiled from the Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS), conducted throughout Australia during the 2007-2008 financial year, as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). This is the first time that data about environmental views and behaviours have been collected in the MPHS.
Please refer to the Summary of Findings and Explanatory Notes for more detailed information.
NOTES ABOUT THE ESTIMATES
The MPHS was designed primarily to provide estimates at the Australia level, but for this survey estimates are also available for states and territories with capital city and balance of state/territory breakdowns. Users should use caution when using data at this level because of some high sampling errors. The Relative Standard Errors (RSEs) may be too high if finer cross-tabulations of the data are attempted. For further information about the reliability of the estimates see paragraphs 15-17 of the Explanatory Notes.
Estimates have been rounded, so discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Graeme Brown on Canberra (02) 6252 5920.