PERSONS TEMPORARILY ABSENT - QUESTIONS 52 & 53
WHY ARE THEY ASKED?
These questions ask about people who were away on Census Night, so that the correct family and household structure can be known. The structure of families and households (eg. the number of older persons living alone) is important information for many planning purposes.
HOW TO ANSWER
Q52 If all members of the household were present and included in the main body of the Census form, mark the ‘No’ box. Go to Q54.
Q53 For all those people who are absent, answer all questions.
Include all people who live in this household, but were away for any reason on the night of 8 August 2006.
Examples of short term absences are:
Absent household members (including shift workers, nurses, truck drivers, guards) who return the day after Census Night and were not included on another Census form, should be included in the main part of the form and not in this question.
- being in hospital
- staying with relatives or friends
- being away on short term work assignments
- being away on holidays