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2914.0.55.001 - 2006 Census Non-Response Rates Fact Sheets, 2006  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2007  Reissue
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Note: this page has been reissued to include second release variables non-response rates.

Image: Non-Response Rates, WA. NON-RESPONSE RATES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
2006: Usual residence and Place of enumeration


2006 Usual residence (a)
2006 Place of enumeration (b)


Persons
for whom
question
was relevant
Persons
from whom there
was no response
Non-
response
rate
Persons
for whom
question
was
relevant
Persons
from whom there
was no response
Non-
response rate
Variable
no.
no.
%
no.
no.
%

Person variables

AGEP (Age) (c)
1 959 087
113 897
5.81
1 986 247
117 437
5.91
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (d)
1 959 087
168 732
8.61
1 964 981
169 436
8.62
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (e)
1 959 087
142 867
7.29
1 964 981
143 503
7.30
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (f)
1 959 087
155 978
7.96
1 964 981
156 711
7.98
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (f)
1 959 087
148 120
7.56
1 964 981
148 884
7.58
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (f)
1 959 087
155 387
7.93
1 964 981
156 125
7.95
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (e) (g)
1 562 653
151 946
9.72
1 568 684
152 707
9.73
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
1 959 087
149 237
7.62
1 964 981
149 873
7.63
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (e) (g)
1 562 653
165 094
10.56
1 568 684
165 926
10.58
EMPP (Number of Employees) (e) (g)
156 602
3 192
2.04
156 664
3 195
2.04
EMTP (Employment Type) (e) (g)
936 131
8 420
0.90
937 882
8 467
0.90
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (h)
226 830
4 294
1.89
227 127
4 288
1.89
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (g) (i)
936 131
11 580
1.24
937 882
11 617
1.24
HRSP (Hours Worked) (g)
936 131
26 506
2.83
937 882
26 529
2.83
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (g)
1 562 653
165 283
10.58
1 568 684
166 128
10.59
INCP (Individual Income) (g)
1 562 653
149 630
9.58
1 568 684
150 432
9.59
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (g) (j)
936 131
11 649
1.24
937 882
11 685
1.25
INGP (Indigenous Status)
1 959 087
127 328
6.50
1 964 981
127 948
6.51
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
1 959 087
129 217
6.60
1 964 981
129 903
6.61
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (g) (k)
1 562 653
111 617
7.14
1 568 684
112 326
7.16
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (c) (g)
1 562 653
94 460
6.04
1 588 037
97 759
6.16
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (g)
936 131
16 494
1.76
937 882
16 545
1.76
OCC06P (Occupation) (g) (l)
936 131
7 197
0.77
937 882
7 217
0.77
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (m)
1 959 087
125 698
6.42
1 964 981
126 454
6.44
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (m) (n)
1 933 133
134 701
6.97
1 939 079
135 376
6.98
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (m) (o)
1 834 274
155 838
8.50
1 840 318
156 574
8.51
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (g)
651 291
17 148
2.63
654 571
17 184
2.63
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (g)
651 291
25 386
3.90
654 571
25 544
3.90
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (p)
1 959 087
250 207
12.77
1 964 981
251 122
12.78
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (q)
71 697
12 568
17.53
72 777
12 768
17.54
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
1 959 087
161 098
8.22
1 964 981
161 845
8.24
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (r)
790 143
57 824
7.32
792 078
57 922
7.31
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (s)
454 284
22 217
4.89
454 230
22 207
4.89
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (n)
1 933 133
131 336
6.79
1 939 079
131 991
6.81
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (o)
1 834 274
145 802
7.95
1 840 318
146 524
7.96
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (e) (g)
1 562 653
164 155
10.50
1 568 684
164 918
10.51
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (e) (g)
1 562 653
155 762
9.97
1 568 684
156 557
9.98
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia) (t)
531 746
25 214
4.74
531 813
25 227
4.74


Footnotes:
(a) The Usual Residence count is derived from the usual residence questions on the census form.
(b) The Place of Enumeration count refers to the count of people in the state/territory they were located on Census Night. This count:
  • includes overseas visitors for Age (AGEP) and Registered Marital Status (MSTP)
  • excludes overseas visitors for all other person variables
  • excludes Australian residents temporarily overseas.
(c) By definition, Usual Residence counts for Age (AGEP) and Registered Marital Status (MSTP) exclude overseas visitors.
(d) For 2006, two variables, Ancestry1 (ANC1P) and Ancestry2 (ANC2P) were used to record responses separately. In previous censuses, both ancestry responses were coded to a single variable, Ancestry (ANCP).
(e) New variable for 2006.
(f) In 2006, this variable's name changed from Birthplace to Country of Birth.
(g) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(h) Persons who speak a language other than English at home. Excludes non-respondents to the Language Spoken at Home (LANP) question.
(i) Replaces the Industry Sector (GNGP) variable. Differs from the 2001 category in that Community Development Employment Projects Participation (CDEP) has been deleted.
(j) Industry of Employment is coded to a revised classification (ANZSIC 2006) for the 2006 Census.
(k) The derivation of Labour Force Status has changed between 2001 and 2006, and is not comparable.
(l) Occupation is coded to a new classification (ANZSCO) for the 2006 Census.
(m) PURP, PUR1P and PUR5P are new hierarchical variables, combining the concepts of State of usual residence, SLA of usual residence, and CD of usual residence, which were output as separate fields in previous censuses. The non-response rate represents the number and percentage of people who gave no information, at any geographic level, regarding their usual residence at a specific point of time.
(n) Persons aged 1 year and over.
(o) Persons aged 5 years and over.
(p) Answering this census question is optional.
(q) Persons in a non-private dwelling.
(r) Females aged 15 years and over. New variable for 2006. It was last included in 1996.
(s) Persons attending an educational institution. Excludes non-respondents to the Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP) question.
(t) Persons born overseas, but excludes overseas visitors.

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