1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Jul 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2006   
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Census 2006 Tuesday 8 August


A total of 260 schools in WA have been participating in the 2006 Census@Schools program in recent months.

Students complete online questionnaires containing fun questions on subjects such as their height, music tastes, and what they have for breakfast. The numbers are processed and from 11 July, schools will have access to the end data to make comparisons between themselves and other students around Australia.

The program is raising awareness of the 2006 Census by providing students with interesting exercises in Maths, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) and Human Society and its Environment (HSIE). Suggested assignments include writing reports and presenting them in their English classes.

Indigenous Launch

Young Indigenous males prove to be one of hardest to reach groups in the Census. In order to help engage these young men, an Indigenous urban launch was held on Tuesday 25 July at Clontarf Aboriginal College. As one of the college's key focuses is football, local Indigenous AFL players attend to support the Census cause to 'Stand up and be counted'.