2914.0.55.002 - 2006 Census of Population and Housing: Media Releases and Fact Sheets, 2006  
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MEDIA FACT SHEET
June 27, 2007
Embargoed 9.30 am (AEST)
70/2007
eCensus facts and figures
  • 10.15% of all occupied private dwellings (771,130) submitted their information via eCensus.
  • Between 6.00 pm and midnight Census night, 313,756 forms were submitted, or just over 40% of the total number of eforms submitted.
  • Women aged 30–34 were the group with the highest rate of use of the eCensus (99,354 women or 13.76% of females in that category).
  • 2,152,834 people (or 10.73% of the population) had their information included in the eCensus.
  • Family households (11.64%) were more likely to be included in the eCensus than group households (9.61%) or lone-person households (8.07%).
  • Families with children (12.30%) were more likely to participate in the eCensus than families without children (10.60%).
  • The Australian Capital Territory had the highest take-up rate of all the states and territories, with 17.15% of occupied private dwellings, which equates to 17.32% of the population of the ACT. This was followed by Western Australia with 11.09% of occupied private dwellings submitting eCensus returns. This equates to 11.79% of the population of WA.

Source: ABS 2006 Census.


Table 1. 2006 Census: eCensus take up rate for occupied private dwellings by state/territory

eForm
State
%

NSW
10.23
Vic.
10.03
Qld
10.32
SA
8.13
WA
11.09
Tas.
8.06
NT
7.77
ACT
17.15
OT(a)
1.51
Aust.
10.15

(a) Other Territory