2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Oct 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/10/2007   
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Getting your Census Facts straight... from the ABS website

The ABS is committed to providing the users of Census data with up to date information on the Census. One way the ABS does this is by producing Census Fact Sheets which designed to assist in the use and interpretation of Census data. They provide a summary of conceptual and data issues, and changes that have occurred since the last Census.

There are currently 12 Census Fact sheets available via the website and they cover topics such as:
  • Measures of Unpaid Work: provides you with information relating to unpaid work which includes voluntary work, domestic work and caring for others;
  • Ancestry: contains information about the ancestry of people living in Australia;
  • Internal Migration: provides information about the movement of people from one area to another within Australia.

Keep your eye on the ABS website for new releases of Census Fact Sheets as they may well assist you in clarifying data issues or changes from the previous Census. They can be found on the 2006 Census Reference and Information link on the Census entry page of the ABS website www.abs.gov.au/census

If you would like more information about any of the 2006 Census products or services, simply check out the Census pages on the ABS website, call the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or email client.services@abs.gov.au.

Did you know: 1.69 Million hits were recorded on the ABS website in the three hours from 9.00 am - 12.00 pm following the launch of Census data on 27 June, 2007. Web traffic was so high that ABS staff were requested to refrain from accessing their own website!