1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW (Newsletter), Mar 2002  
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MULTI-PURPOSE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY

The Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS) will now use different survey vehicles to collect information. All topics which were to be included in the proposed 2003 MPHS have been allocated to the 2002 General Social Survey and the 2002-03 Survey of Income and Housing Costs, specifically:

  • The 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) will now include: Participation in sport and physical activities, attendance at culture and leisure venues and activities and household use of information technology.
  • The 2002-03 Survey of Income and Housing Costs (SIHC) will now include gambling.

    Additional data items will continue to be collected in future General Social Surveys planned for 2006 and 4 yearly thereafter and in future Surveys of Income and Housing Costs planned for 2003-04 and biennially thereafter. In 2004-05, it is anticipated that the Multi Purpose Household Survey will be conducted using a survey of 14,000 households within the regular Labour Force Survey program. For further information contact Kate Wright on (02) 6252 6504 or email kate.wright@abs.gov.au