1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Sep 2005  
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2006 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING - Nature and Content

The Information Paper: 2006 Census of Population and Housing - Nature and Content (cat. no. 2008.0) will be released in late 2005.

This publication will describe the procedures for the 2006 Census and the topics that will be included. The procedures have been determined after evaluation of the 2001 Census data and processes, and extensive public consultation.

Topic related changes from the 2001 Census include the introduction of the questions on the need for assistance with everyday activities, unpaid work, and number of children ever born. The publication will also describe modifications to the labour force questions and revised approaches to collection and coding of age, income, tenure type and industry related questions. In addition, a new experimental level of geographical output called Mesh Blocks will be trialled in 2006.