4150.0 - Time Use Survey: User Guide, 2006  
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Contents >> Changes from previous surveys >> CHANGES TO THE 2006 SURVEY INSTRUMENTS


The 2006 survey introduced a number of data items that had not been collected in previous surveys. The main additions were:

  • questions in the diary about:
      • self assessed health status;
      • trust of people;
      • satisfaction with the time spent on the diary days;
      • satisfaction with time spent alone or with other people;
      • attitude towards gardening; and
      • volunteer work.
  • questions in the questionnaire about:
      • household use of computers and the Internet;
      • proficiency in spoken English;
      • indicators of casual employment;
      • working from home as an arrangement with an employer, and technology used to work from home;
      • whether the dwelling is managed by a body corporate; and
      • whether respondents are grandparents and whether they provide care for their grandchildren.

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