Community Engagement with Nature Conservation
The Community Engagement with Nature Conservation Survey was conducted throughout Australia during the 2011–12 financial year. This was the first time this survey had been conducted by the ABS. It was conducted as a component of the 2011–12 Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS), collected as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). One person aged 18 years and over was randomly selected from each in-scope household that was interviewed for the survey.
This survey collects information about nature conservation activities undertaken in Australia in the past twelve months including participation in natural environment related activities, participation in nature conservation activities, advocacy for nature conservation and consideration of the negative effect on the environment when shopping.
The Community Engagement with Nature Conservation Survey includes dwellings in urban, rural, remote and very remote areas. The scope was restricted to persons aged 18 years and over who were usual residents of the dwellings and excluded the following:
- members of the Australian permanent defence forces
- diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from Census and estimated population counts
- overseas residents in Australia
- members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependents)
- people living in non-private dwellings such as hotels, university residences, boarding schools, hospitals, retirement homes, homes for people with disabilities, and prisons
- people living in Indigenous communities (excluded for operational reasons).
In the LFS, coverage rules are applied which aim to ensure that each person is associated with only one dwelling, and hence has only one chance of selection in the survey.
It is unknown at this stage whether the survey will be run again.
Data from the Community Engagement with Nature Conservation Survey is released under the title Community Engagement with Nature Conservation, Australia (cat. no. 4626.0.00.002).
Available data items are listed in the data item list on the ABS website.
Capital City / Balance of State
Country of Birth
Other concepts (summary)
New South Wales
Part of State Metropolitan
Part of State Extra-Metropolitan
Comments and/or Other Regions
This is the first time this survey has been run by the ABS.
Data availability comments
Data is available on the ABS web site as an electronic publication for public access and specific data requests can be undertaken by the Centre of Environment Statistics NSC using data produced from the survey supermart.
DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
21/03/2013 10:23 PM