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2914.0.55.001 - 2006 Census Non-Response Rates Fact Sheets, 2006  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2007  Reissue
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Note: this page has been reissued to include second release variables non response rates.

Image: Non-Response Rates, NSWNON-RESPONSE RATES, NEW SOUTH WALES
Place of enumeration count (a)



2006
2001
Variable
Persons for whom question was
relevant
Persons from
whom there

was no
response
Non-
response
rate
Persons for whom
question was
relevant
Persons from
whom there

was no
response
Non-
response
rate
no.
no.
%
no.
no.
%

PERSON VARIABLES
AGEP (Age) (b)
6 585 734
340 938
5.18
6 371 745
265 514
4.17
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (c)
6 528 690
547 110
8.38
6 311 168
463 774
7.35
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (d)
6 528 690
428 368
6.56
na
na
na
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (e)
6 528 690
479 687
7.35
6 311 168
396 573
6.28
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (e)
6 528 690
467 637
7.16
6 311 168
385 409
6.11
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (e)
6 528 690
472 483
7.24
6 311 168
315 375
5.00
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (d) (f)
5 231 595
497 887
9.52
na
na
na
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
6 528 690
453 587
6.95
6 311 168
340 063
5.39
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (d) (f)
5 231 595
548 038
10.48
na
na
na
EMPP (Number of Employees) (d) (f)
485 978
10 610
2.18
na
na
na
EMTP (Employment Type) (d) (f)
2 901 481
29 212
1.01
na
na
na
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (g)
1 312 977
21 604
1.65
1 196 204
22 848
1.91
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (f) (h)
2 901 481
41 824
1.44
2 748 396
71 607
2.61
HRSP (Hours Worked) (f)
2 901 481
83 416
2.87
2 748 396
84 480
3.07
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (f)
5 231 595
534 226
10.21
4 997 818
419 425
8.39
INCP (Individual Income) (f)
5 231 595
476 010
9.10
4 997 818
409 122
8.19
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (f) (i)
2 901 481
42 398
1.46
2 748 396
50 508
1.84
INGP (Indigenous Status)
6 528 690
387 583
5.94
6 311 168
290 008
4.60
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
6 258 690
383 604
5.88
6 311 168
337 471
5.35
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (f) (j)
5 231 595
353 009
6.75
na
na
na
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (b) (f)
5 283 079
292 336
5.53
5 052 247
197 947
3.92
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (f)
2 901 481
54 081
1.86
2 748 396
49 163
1.79
OCC06P (Occupation) (f) (k)
2 901 481
24 863
0.86
2 748 396
33 307
1.21
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (l)
6 528 690
376 894
5.77
na
na
na
SLAUCP (SLA of Usual Residence on Census Night) (l)
na
na
na
6 326 579
15 974
0.25
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
6 441 616
399 988
6.21
na
na
na
SLAU1P (SLA of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
na
na
na
6 232 244
303 847
4.88
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
6 108 790
459 218
7.52
na
na
na
SLAU5P (SLA of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
na
na
na
5 888 827
316 743
5.38
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (f)
2 249 313
61 184
2.72
1 923 716
71 090
3.70
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (f)
2 249 313
87 880
3.91
1 923 716
111 661
5.80
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (o)
6 528 690
653 678
10.01
6 311 168
564 500
8.94
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (p)
189 502
26 338
13.90
170 114
15 147
8.90
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
6 528 690
503 897
7.72
6 311 168
297 471
4.71
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (q)
2 680 687
191 511
7.14
na
na
na
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (r)
1 590 089
71 317
4.49
1 625 652
51 821
3.19
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (m)
6 441 616
390 801
6.07
6 232 244
293 780
4.71
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (n)
6 108 790
433 224
7.09
5 888 827
290 052
4.93
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (d) (f)
5 231 595
548 296
10.48
na
na
na
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (d) (f)
5 231 595
519 122
9.92
na
na
na
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)(s)
1 553 095
73 924
4.76
1 475 079
70 808
4.80

2006
2001
Variable
Dwellings
for which
question
was relevant
Dwellings
from which
there was
no response
Non-
response
rate
Dwellings
for which
question
was relevant
Dwellings
from which
there was
no response
Non-
response
rate
no.
no.
%
no.
no.
%

DWELLING VARIABLES
BEDD (Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling) (t)
2 470 452
165 912
6.72
2 343 677
105 956
4.52
HLRD (Housing Loan Repayments - monthly) (u)
745 336
60 337
8.10
546 195
29 793
5.45
LLDD (Landlord Type) (v)
700 654
19 891
2.84
675 434
14 915
2.21
NEDD (Type of Internet Connection) (d) (t)
2 470 452
195 474
7.91
na
na
na
RNTD (Rent - weekly) (v)
700 654
23 375
3.34
675 434
25 097
3.72
STRD (Dwelling Structure) (w)
2 728 720
2 324
0.09
2 571 540
23 983
0.93
TEND (Tenure Type) (t)
2 470 452
183 852
7.44
2 343 677
123 879
5.29
VEHD (Number of Motor vehicles) (t)
2 470 452
206 016
8.34
2 343 677
170 408
7.27


Footnotes:
(a) The Place of Enumeration count refers to the count of people in the state/territory they were located on Census Night. This count:
  • includes overseas visitors for Age (AGEP) and Registered Marital Status (MSTP)
  • excludes overseas visitors for all other person variables
  • excludes Australian residents temporarily overseas.
(b) Includes overseas visitors.
(c) For 2006, two variables, Ancestry1 (ANC1P) and Ancestry2 (ANC2P) were used to record responses separately. For 2001, both ancestry responses were coded to a single variable, Ancestry (ANCP).
(d) New variable for 2006.
(e) In 2006, this variable's name changed from Birthplace, to Country of Birth.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Persons who speak a language other than English at home. Excludes non-respondents to the Language Spoken at Home (LANP) question.
(h) Replaces the Industry Sector (GNGP) variable. Differs from the 2001 category in that Community Development Employment Projects Participation (CDEP) has been deleted.
(i) Industry of Employment is coded to a revised classification (ANZSIC 2006) for the 2006 Census.
(j) The derivation of Labour Force Status has changed between 2001 and 2006, and is not comparable.
(k) Occupation is coded to a new classification (ANZSCO) for the 2006 Census.
(l) PURP, PUR1P and PUR5P are new hierarchical variables, combining the concepts of State of usual residence, SLA of usual residence, and CD of usual residence, which were output as separate fields in previous censuses. The non-response rate represents the number and percentage of people who gave no information, at any geographic level, regarding their usual residence at a specific point of time.
(m) Persons aged 1 year and over.
(n) Persons aged 5 years and over.
(o) Answering this census question is optional.
(p) Persons in a non-private dwelling.
(q) Females aged 15 years and over. New variable for 2006. It was last included in 1996.
(r) Persons attending an educational institution. Excludes non-respondents to the Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP) question.
(s) Persons born overseas, but excludes overseas visitors.
(t) Includes all occupied private dwellings.
(u) Occupied private dwellings being purchased. Includes dwellings being purchased under a rent/buy scheme.
(v) Occupied private dwellings being rented. Includes dwellings being occupied rent free.
(w) Includes all occupied and unoccupied private dwellings. A Collector, not householder, provides the response.

na = not available


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