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Non-response rates – Indigenous

The table below provides non-response rates from the 2011 Census for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples (Indigenous) for the whole of Australia. Non-response rates are available for Persons by Place of Usual Residence.

Non-response rates

Indigenous

Indigenous Persons

2011 non-response rates, Australia (a)
Person variable 2011 Place of Usual Residence (b)
Persons for whom question was relevant Persons from whom there was no response Non response rate (%)
Age (AGEP) (c) 548,370 8,348 1.52
Ancestry 1st Response (ANC1P) (d) 548,370 41,333 7.54
Core Activity Need For Assistance (ASSNP) 548,370 33,872 6.18
Birthplace of Female Parent (BPFP) 548,370 34,018 6.20
Country of Birth of Person (BPLP) 548,370 18,202 3.32
Birthplace of Male Parent (BPMP) 548,370 34,929 6.37
Unpaid Child Care (CHCAREP) (e) 548,370 35,859 10.21
Australian Citizenship (CITP) 548,370 33,508 6.11
Unpaid Domestic Work (DOMP) (e) 548,370 39,023 11.11
Number of Employees (EMPP) (e) 8,899 564 6.34
Employment Type (EMTP) (e) 147,708 2,162 1.46
Proficiency in Spoken English (ENGP) (f) 73,422 1,415 1.93
Public/Private Employer Indicator (GNGP) (e) 147,708 3,887 2.63
Hours Worked(HRSP) (e) 147,708 6,846 4.63
Highest Year of School Completed (HSCP) (e) 351,283 37,874 10.78
Total Personal Income (weekly) (INCP) (e) 351,283 36,870 10.50
Industry of Employment (INDP) (e) 147,708 3,965 2.68
Language Spoken at Home (LANP) 548,370 25,279 4.61
Labour Force Status (LFSP) (e) 351,283 17,225 4.90
Registered Marital Status (MSTP) (c) (e) 351,283 10,935 3.11
Method of Travel to Work (MTWP) (e) 147,708 4,536 3.07
Occupation (OCCP) (e) 147,708 3,013 2.04
Place of Work (POWP) (e) 147,708 6,637 4.49
Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago (PUR1P - SA2 Level) (g) 535,842 26,955 5.03
Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago (PUR5P - SA2 Level) (h) 480,953 38,418 7.99
Place of Usual Residence on Census Night (PURP - SA1 level) 548,370 5,539 1.01
Place of Usual Residence on Census Night (PURP - SA2 level) 548,370 2,430 0.44
Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (QALFP) (e) 95,027 5,948 6.26
Non-School Qualification: Level of Education (QALLP) (e) 95,027 4,830 6.08
Religious Affiliation (RELP) (i) 548,370 56,674 10.33
Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling (RLNP) (j) 25,944 2,509 9.67
Full-Time/Part-Time Student Status (STUP) 548,370 37,400 6.82
Number of Children Ever Born (TISP) (k) 181,470 12,062 6.65
Type of Educational Institution Attending (TYPP) (l) 186,526 16,384 8.78
Usual Address One Year Ago Indicator (UAI1P) (g) 535,842 23,989 4.48
Usual Address Five Years Ago Indicator (UAI5P) (h) 480,953 32,743 6.81
Unpaid Assistance to a Person With a Disability (UNCAREP) (e) 351,283 39,945 11.37
Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group (VOLWP) (e) 351,283 39,544 11.26

Footnotes

  1. Australia includes Other Territories.
  2. The Place of Usual Residence count is derived from the usual residence questions on the Census Form.
  3. By definition, Place of Usual Residence counts for Age (AGEP) and Registered Marital Status (MSTP) exclude overseas visitors.
  4. For 2011, two variables, Ancestry1 (ANC1P) and Ancestry2 (ANC2P) were used to record responses separately. Prior to the 2006 Census, both ancestry responses were coded to a single variable, Ancestry (ANCP).
  5. Persons aged 15 years and over.
  6. Persons who speak a language other than English at home. Excludes non-respondents to the Language Spoken at Home (LANP) question.
  7. Persons aged 1 year and over.
  8. Persons aged 5 years and over.
  9. Answering this census question is optional.
  10. Persons in a Non-Private Dwelling.
  11. Females aged 15 years and over.
  12. Persons attending an educational institution. Excludes non-respondents to the Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP) question.


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