1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Oct 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2006   
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Thank you - Western Australia

    The ABS 2006 Census team would like to thank all West Australians for their co-operation during the Census collection phase. The overwhelming majority participated willingly and were friendly and helpful to our collectors. The ABS Census team also received tremendous assistance from many organisations during the year.

    The WA ABS Office is finishing off the last stages of the Census collection. The field staff finished the normal collection on 28 August and spent the first part of September following up in selected areas and finalising the record keeping.

    Approximately 1,200,000 household and personal forms were collected from all over Western Australia. During October, five shipping containers full of forms were transported across the Nullabor to the Central Processing Centre in Melbourne.

    Although there is still much work to be done on the 2006 Census the ABS has already started working on the 2011 Census. An important contribution to this planning is the feedback we obtain from people working on the 2006 Census. During September, workshops were held for 2006 Census collectors and area supervisors to provide feedback. A number of organisations who assisted in this year’s Census were also invited to attend.