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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, NSWNON-RESPONSE RATES, NEW SOUTH WALES
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)
6 549 177
335 817
5.13
6 585 734
340 938
5.18
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (d)
6 549 177
551 677
8.42
6 528 690
547 110
8.38
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (e)
6 549 177
432 657
6.61
6 528 690
428 368
6.56
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (f)
6 549 177
484 276
7.39
6 528 690
479 687
7.35
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (f)
6 549 177
472 179
7.21
6 528 690
467 637
7.16
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (f)
6 549 177
476 989
7.28
6 528 690
472 483
7.24
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (e) (g)
5 250 259
501 814
9.56
5 231 595
497 887
9.52
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
6 549 177
457 939
6.99
6 528 690
453 587
6.95
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (e) (g)
5 250 259
551 871
10.51
5 231 595
548 038
10.48
EMPP (Number of Employees) (e) (g)
488 405
10 658
2.18
485 978
10 610
2.18
EMTP (Employment Type) (e) (g)
2 909 442
29 284
1.01
2 901 481
29 212
1.01
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (h)
1 314 554
21 662
1.65
1 312 977
21 604
1.65
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (g) (i)
2 909 442
41 900
1.44
2 901 481
41 824
1.44
HRSP (Hours Worked) (g)
2 909 442
83 577
2.87
2 901 481
83 416
2.87
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (g)
5 250 259
538 048
10.25
5 231 595
534 226
10.21
INCP (Individual Income) (g)
5 250 259
480 040
9.14
5 231 595
476 010
9.10
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (g) (j)
2 909 442
42 470
1.46
2 901 481
42 398
1.46
INGP (Indigenous Status)
6 549 177
391 273
5.97
6 528 690
387 583
5.94
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
6 549 177
387 952
5.92
6 528 690
383 604
5.88
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (g) (k)
5 250 259
356 647
6.79
5 231 595
353 009
6.75
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (c) (g)
5 250 259
287 735
5.48
5 283 079
292 336
5.53
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (g)
2 909 442
54 269
1.87
2 901 481
54 081
1.86
OCC06P (Occupation) (g) (l)
2 909 442
24 960
0.86
2 901 481
24 863
0.86
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (m)
6 549 177
380 993
5.82
6 528 690
376 894
5.77
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (m) (n)
6 462 008
404 335
6.26
6 441 616
399 988
6.21
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (m) (o)
6 128 745
463 572
7.56
6 108 790
459 218
7.52
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (g)
2 258 567
61 388
2.72
2 249 313
61 184
2.72
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (g)
2 258 567
88 368
3.91
2 249 313
87 880
3.91
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (p)
6 549 177
658 683
10.06
6 528 690
653 678
10.01
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (q)
194 661
28 091
14.43
189 502
26 338
13.90
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
6 549 177
508291
7.76
6 528 690
503 897
7.72
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (r)
2 689 395
192 876
7.17
2 680 687
191 511
7.14
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (s)
1 591 612
71 366
4.48
1 590 089
71 317
4.49
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (n)
6 462 008
395 165
6.12
6 441 616
390 801
6.07
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (o)
6 128 745
437 560
7.14
6 108 790
433 224
7.09
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (e) (g)
5 250 259
552 118
10.52
5 231 595
548 296
10.48
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (e) (g)
5 250 259
522 919
9.96
5 231 595
519 122
9.92
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia) (t)
1 555 843
74 084
4.76
1 553 095
73 924
4.76


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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