TIME CAPSULE - QUESTION 60
WHY IS IT ASKED?
This question was asked for the first time in 2001. Over 52 per cent of Australians gave consent to have their name-identified data kept confidential for 99 years, to be released in 2100. In 2006, all Australians are again being asked if they would like to have their name-identified data retained and kept confidential for 99 years, then released in 2105 for research purposes.
If you answer ‘Yes, agrees’ in this question and sign the form at Q61, your actual paper Census form will not be stored, but your name-identified Census information will be preserved on microfilm. This will be held securely by the National Archives of Australia, and will not be made available for research purposes until 2105.
If you mark ‘No, does not agree’ or leave this question blank, or do not sign the form at Q61, your name and address information will be destroyed once statistical processing has been completed.
People who may be interested in accessing this kind of information in the distant future include genealogists who study family trees, historians, academics, social analysts, journalists, and fiction and non-fiction writers.
HOW TO ANSWER
Answering this question is OPTIONAL.
Check with each person in the household to obtain their views before answering the question for them.
If a person's view is not known, leave Q60 blank for that person.
For children, answer Q60 only if agreement is specifically given by their parent or legal guardian. Otherwise, leave Q60 blank for that person.
Legal guardians can also answer on behalf of adults who are legally not able to make a choice. If you do not have the guardian’s agreement, leave Q60 blank.