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2914.0.55.001 - 2006 Census Non-Response Rates Fact Sheets, 2006  
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Image: Non-Response Rates, Australia. Place of enumeration count NON-RESPONSE RATES, AUSTRALIA
Place of enumeration count (a)



2006
2001
Variable
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
no.
no.
%
no.
no.
%

PERSON VARIABLES
AGEP (Age) (b)
20 061 648
1 007 166
5.02
18 972 350
682 202
3.60
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (c)
19 855 290
1 609 439
8.11
18 769 249
1 299 722
6.92
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (d)
19 855 290
1 269 294
6.39
na
na
na
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (e)
19 855 290
1 408 150
7.09
18 769 249
1 057 727
5.64
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (e)
19 855 290
1 366 309
6.88
18 769 249
1 034 120
5.51
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (e)
19 855 290
1 391 181
7.01
18 769 249
840 843
4.48
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (d) (f)
15 918 078
1 466 893
9.22
na
na
na
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
19 855 290
1 328 716
6.69
18 769 249
895 484
4.77
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (d) (f)
15 918 078
1 610 545
10.12
na
na
na
EMPP (Number of Employees) (d) (f)
1 492 789
31 764
2.13
na
na
na
EMTP (Employment Type) (d) (f)
9 104 184
86 716
0.95
na
na
na
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (g)
3 146 198
55 822
1.77
2 853 851
56 965
2.00
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (f) (h)
9 104 184
121 715
1.34
8 298 606
202 177
2.44
HRSP (Hours Worked) (f)
9 104 184
253 565
2.79
8 298 606
248 204
2.99
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (f)
15 918 078
1 573 291
9.88
14 856 774
1 142 994
7.69
INCP (Individual Income) (f)
15 918 078
1 416 908
8.90
14 856 774
1 136 224
7.65
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (f) (i)
9 104 184
123 044
1.35
8 298 606
144 613
1.74
INGP (Indigenous Status)
19 855 290
1 133 450
5.71
18 769 249
767 757
4.09
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
19 855 290
1 127 760
5.68
18 769 249
901 433
4.80
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (f) (j)
15 918 078
1 038 975
6.53
na
na
na
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (b) (f)
16 103 823
863 613
5.36
15 038 339
513 701
3.42
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (f)
9 104 184
163 983
1.80
8 298 606
152 129
1.83
OCC06P (Occupation) (f) (k)
9 104 184
74 911
0.82
8 298 606
98 829
1.19
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (l)
19 855 290
1 105 085
5.57
na
na
na
SLAUCP (SLA of Usual Residence on Census Night) (l)
na
na
na
18 769 249
46 755
0.25
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
19 595 176
1 186 882
6.06
na
na
na
SLAU1P (SLA of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
na
na
na
18 769 249
46 755
0.25
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
18 594 885
1 381 438
7.43
na
na
na
SLAU5P (SLA of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
na
na
na
17 525 280
863 681
4.93
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (f)
6 608 186
178 346
2.70
5 455 279
207 773
3.81
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (f)
6 608 186
247 944
3.75
5 455 279
300 636
5.51
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (o)
19 855 290
2 223 960
11.20
18 769 249
1 835 598
9.78
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (p)
612 666
94 570
15.44
530 468
44 214
8.33
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
19 855 290
1 486 762
7.49
18 769 249
794 938
4.24
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (q)
8 140 165
559 149
6.87
na
na
na
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (r)
4 734 751
212 543
4.49
4 782 690
149 566
3.13
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (m)
19 595 176
1 156 479
5.90
18 535 982
765 422
4.13
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (n)
18 594 885
1 295 249
6.97
17 525 280
777 469
4.10
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (d) (f)
15 918 078
1 606 654
10.09
na
na
na
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (d) (f)
15 918 078
1 517 188
9.53
na
na
na
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)(s)
4 416 035
212 204
4.81
4 105 646
195 856
4.77

2006
2001
Variable
Dwellings
for which
question
was relevant
Dwellings
from which
there was
no response
Non-
response
rate
Dwellings
for which
question
was relevant
Dwellings
from which
there was
no response
Non-
response
rate
no.
no.
%
no.
no.
%

DWELLING VARIABLES
BEDD (Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling) (t)
7 596 182
482 617
6.35
7 072 202
281 731
3.98
HLRD (Housing Loan Repayments - monthly) (u)
2 448 210
194 817
7.96
1 872 132
105 079
5.61
LLDD (Landlord Type) (v)
2 063 947
62 043
3.01
1 953 095
44 733
2.29
NEDD (Type of Internet Connection) (d) (t)
7 596 182
567 313
7.47
na
na
na
RNTD (Rent - weekly) (v)
2 063 947
73 816
3.58
1 953 095
71 757
3.67
STRD (Dwelling Structure) (w)
8 426 559
5 346
0.06
7 790 079
66 934
0.86
TEND (Tenure Type) (t)
7 596 182
540 048
7.11
7 072 202
334 803
4.73
VEHD (Number of Motor vehicles) (t)
7 596 182
593 159
7.81
7 072 202
457 222
6.47


Footnotes:
(a) 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.
(b) Includes overseas visitors.
(c) For 2006, two variables, Ancestry1 (ANC1P) and Ancestry2 (ANC2P) were used to record responses separately. For 2001, both ancestry responses were coded to a single variable, Ancestry (ANCP).
(d) New variable for 2006.
(e) In 2006, this variable's name changed from Birthplace, to Country of Birth.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Persons who speak a language other than English at home. Excludes non-respondents to the Language Spoken at Home (LANP) question.
(h) Replaces the Industry Sector (GNGP) variable. Differs from the 2001 category in that Community Development Employment Projects Participation (CDEP) has been deleted.
(i) Industry of Employment is coded to a revised classification (ANZSIC 2006) for the 2006 Census.
(j) The derivation of Labour Force Status has changed between 2001 and 2006, and is not comparable.
(k) Occupation is coded to a new classification (ANZSCO) for the 2006 Census.
(l) 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.
(m) Persons aged 1 year and over.
(n) Persons aged 5 years and over.
(o) Answering this census question is optional.
(p) Persons in a non-private dwelling.
(q) Females aged 15 years and over. New variable for 2006. It was last included in 1996.
(r) Persons attending an educational institution. Excludes non-respondents to the Full/Part-Time Student Status (STUP) question.
(s) Persons born overseas, but excludes overseas visitors.
(t) Includes all occupied private dwellings.
(u) Occupied private dwellings being purchased. Includes dwellings being purchased under a rent/buy scheme.
(v) Occupied private dwellings being rented. Includes dwellings being occupied rent free.
(w) Includes all occupied and unoccupied private dwellings. A Collector, not householder, provides the response.

na = not available


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