How you can help us
We ask survey participants for their cooperation, and most provide information willingly. Under the provisions of the Census and Statistics Act 1905, if you are directed in writing to provide the information, you are legally obliged to do so. The Act does not provide for payment to respondents for supplying information, and consequently the ABS is not authorised to use public funds for that purpose.
To help us produce high quality statistics, we ask that you:
- provide the answers when requested
- answer the questions as accurately as possible
- provide a suitable table and chair when interviewers visit, as they may be using a laptop.