1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 56), May 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/03/2006   
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2006 Census: what's new?

Complete your Census form on-line via the eCensus!

Census collectors will deliver unique eCensus access codes in a sealed envelope to each household when they deliver the paper forms. People can log in using these codes and submit their eCensus form on-line. They will then be issued with a 12-digit receipt number.

For those who do not have a PC at home, some libraries around Australia will be open on Census night, giving the public the facility and convenience of completing their Census form on-line. If people have concerns about security of a shared PC, or privacy of their information in a public space, they should complete the paper form. Any information lodged through eCensus will be protected by strong security once it is received by the ABS.

For the first time the Census form includes questions about unpaid work. These questions will include unpaid domestic work, unpaid care due to a disability, long term illness or old age, unpaid child care and voluntary work.

Find out more about which questions will feature on the 2006 Census form or how the ABS conducts the Census from the following publications:

Access these from the Census link on the ABS web site.

Neil Tackage
Marketing Services
Australian Bureau of Statistics