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2914.0.55.001 - 2006 Census Non-Response Rates Fact Sheets, 2006  
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Note: this page has been reissued to include second release variables non-response rates.

Image: Non-Response Rates, Tasmania. NON-RESPONSE RATES, TASMANIA
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)
476 479
17 457
3.66
470 795
16 649
3.54
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (d)
476 479
34 811
7.31
468 993
33 721
7.19
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (e)
476 479
25 402
5.33
468 993
24 391
5.20
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (f)
476 479
29 228
6.13
468 993
28 128
6.00
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (f)
476 479
29 282
6.15
468 993
28 155
6.00
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (f)
476 479
28 593
6.00
468 993
27 507
5.87
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (e) (g)
382 456
31704
8.29
375 121
30 510
8.13
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
476 479
27 185
5.71
468 993
26 141
5.57
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (e) (g)
382 456
35 359
9.25
375 121
34 085
9.09
EMPP (Number of Employees) (e) (g)
31 276
605
1.93
30 737
602
1.96
EMTP (Employment Type) (e) (g)
204 742
2 119
1.03
203 176
2 101
1.03
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (h)
16 681
528
3.17
16 697
528
3.16
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (g) (i)
204 742
2 544
1.24
203 176
2 527
1.24
HRSP (Hours Worked) (g)
204 742
5 543
2.71
203 176
5 480
2.70
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (g)
382 456
35 840
9.37
375 121
34 605
9.23
INCP (Individual Income) (g)
382 456
27 901
7.30
375 121
26 785
7.14
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (g) (j)
204 742
2 544
1.24
203 176
2 527
1.24
INGP (Indigenous Status)
476 479
22 903
4.81
468 993
21 893
4.67
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
476 479
21 630
4.54
468 993
20 646
4.40
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (g) (k)
382 456
20 189
5.28
375 121
19 186
5.11
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (c) (g)
382 456
15 571
4.07
376 750
14 782
3.92
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (g)
204 742
3 818
1.86
203 176
3 757
1.85
OCC06P (Occupation) (g) (l)
204 742
1 634
0.80
203 176
1 619
0.80
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (m)
476 479
21 482
4.51
468 993
20 489
4.37
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (m) (n)
470 627
23 267
4.94
463 150
22 236
4.80
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (m) (o)
447 817
27 884
6.23
440 382
26 834
6.09
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (g)
143 453
3 982
2.78
140 967
3 920
2.78
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (g)
143 453
5 311
3.70
140 967
5 174
3.67
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (p)
476 479
58 137
12.20
468 993
56 761
12.10
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (q)
14 202
2 051
14.44
13 267
1 693
12.76
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
476 479
32 266
6.77
468 993
31 131
6.64
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (r)
197 482
11 183
5.66
193 574
10 685
5.52
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (s)
110 373
5 116
4.64
110 198
5 111
4.64
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (n)
470 627
22 538
4.79
463 150
21 521
4.65
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (o)
447 817
26 039
5.81
440 382
25 014
5.68
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (e) (g)
382 456
35 200
9.20
375 121
33 947
9.05
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (e) (g)
382 456
32 788
8.57
375 121
31 590
8.42
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia) (t)
50 541
2 358
4.67
49 634
2 305
4.64


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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