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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, VictoriaNON-RESPONSE RATES, VICTORIA
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)
4 915 346
219 155
4.46
4 644 950
164 417
3.54
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (c)
4 880 909
379 572
7.78
4 612 097
323 661
7.02
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (d)
4 880 909
287 364
5.89
na
na
na
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (e)
4 880 909
321 610
6.59
4 612 097
259 001
5.62
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (e)
4 880 909
317 748
6.51
4 612 097
254 699
5.52
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (e)
4 880 909
315 974
6.47
4 612 097
201 590
4.37
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (d) (f)
3 933 136
351 049
8.93
na
na
na
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
4 880 909
297 536
6.10
4 612 097
213 401
4.63
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (d) (f)
3 933 136
388 849
9.89
na
na
na
EMPP (Number of Employees) (d) (f)
375 791
8 329
2.22
na
na
na
EMTP (Employment Type) (d) (f)
2 263 139
23 221
1.03
na
na
na
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (g)
1 004 369
17 277
1.72
920 820
18 213
1.98
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (f) (h)
2 263 139
31 968
1.41
2 082 216
54 960
2.64
HRSP (Hours Worked) (f)
2 263 139
63 688
2.81
2 082 216
64 348
3.09
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (f)
3 933 136
376 707
9.58
3 668 384
287 967
7.85
INCP (Individual Income) (f)
3 933 136
342 589
8.71
3 668 384
294 050
8.02
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (f) (i)
2 263 139
32 311
1.43
2 082 216
37 527
1.80
INGP (Indigenous Status)
4 880 909
259 862
5.32
4 612 097
189420
4.11
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
4 880 909
250 523
5.13
4 612 097
217 209
4.71
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (f) (j)
3 933 136
241 005
6.13
na
na
na
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (b) (f)
3 964 498
190 100
4.80
3 698 017
122 367
3.31
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (f)
2 263 139
42 927
1.90
2 082 216
40 078
2.21
OCC06P (Occupation) (f) (k)
2 263 139
20 174
0.89
2 082 216
26 856
1.29
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (l)
4 880 909
247 759
5.08
na
na
na
SLAUCP (SLA of Usual Residence on Census Night) (l)
na
na
na
4 660 991
10 681
0.23
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
4 817 914
265 305
5.51
na
na
na
SLAU1P (SLA of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
na
na
na
4 660 991
10 681
0.23
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
4 576 082
309 521
6.76
na
na
na
SLAU5P (SLA of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
na
na
na
4 556 053
19 5355
4.29
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (f)
1 638 970
45 265
2.76
1 337 075
53 892
4.03
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (f)
1 638 970
60 606
3.70
1 337 075
71 622
5.36
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (o)
4 880 909
541 663
11.10
4 612 097
457 286
9.91
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (p)
123 958
16 714
13.48
109 773
6 713
6.12
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
4 880 909
345 527
7.08
4 612 097
191 909
4.16
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (q)
2 025 329
133 778
6.61
na
na
na
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (r)
1 188 753
54 339
4.57
1 190 390
38 977
3.27
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (m)
4 817 914
259 634
5.39
4 556 053
188 014
4.13
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (n)
4 576 082
292 029
6.38
4 312 482
182 864
4.24
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (d) (f)
3 933 136
387 757
9.86
na
na
na
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (d) (f)
3 933 136
365 939
9.30
na
na
na
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)(s)
1 165 114
54 910
4.71
1 080 356
50 409
4.67

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)
1 869 386
108 500
5.80
1 731 343
66 235
3.83
HLRD (Housing Loan Repayments - monthly) (u)
634 800
51 754
8.15
480 800
29 362
6.11
LLDD (Landlord Type) (v)
447 073
13 149
2.94
403 353
9 935
2.46
NEDD (Type of Internet Connection) (d) (t)
1 869 386
131 218
7.02
na
na
na
RNTD (Rent - weekly) (v)
447 073
16 262
3.64
403 353
15 725
3.90
STRD (Dwelling Structure) (w)
2 085 114
520
0.02
1 914 211
15 196
0.79
TEND (Tenure Type) (t)
1 869 386
126 116
6.75
1 731 343
82 830
4.78
VEHD (Number of Motor vehicles) (t)
1 869 386
137 557
7.36
1 731 343
109 526
6.33


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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