2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2011   
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The names of all people in the dwelling are requested on the Census form for the following reasons:
    • they assist the person(s) completing the form to report relevant information for each person on the form;
    • they help the Census collector check for any omissions from the Census form if a household has to be contacted a second time;
    • they are essential in processing the Post Enumeration Survey conducted after the Census;
    • they assist in coding family and place of usual residence; and
    • research has shown that an anonymous Census would obtain a lower response rate and less accurate data.
See also Confidentiality, Post Enumeration Survey (PES), Retention of name-identified information.

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