1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Oct 2004  
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State Supplementary Survey (SSS)

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Canning Dam, Western Australia
Domestic Water Use, Western Australia (cat. no. 4616.5.55.001)

This publication contains the results from the WA Supplementary Survey conducted in October 2003. The results of this survey are assisting water service providers, state and local governments, and other interested organisations in developing behavioural change strategies to encourage water conservation among WA households.

In October each year, as part of its portfolio of Statistical Services, the ABS undertakes a household survey, free of charge, for the WA Government. This survey is known as the State Supplementary Survey (SSS) and is run as a supplement to the ABS Monthly Population Survey, which also produces the ABS employment and unemployment statistics.
The SSS provides an ideal opportunity for WA Government agencies to obtain high quality statistical information at no cost for the survey design, collection or processing of data.

The successful topic is selected by the ABS, based on an assessment of the topic’s feasibility, and after consideration of advice on information priorities from the Statistical Policy Committee.

Development work is complete on the topic of “Home Safety and Security” for the 2004 SSS.

Submissions received for the 2005 SSS include topics as diverse as Residential Appliance Usage, Workplace Issues, and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

An Information and Guidelines for Applicants Booklet is available from the ABS web site, Themes, Western Australia, Our Links with State Government.