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2914.0.55.001 - 2006 Census Non-Response Rates Fact Sheets, 2006  
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Image: Non-Response Rates, ACTNON-RESPONSE RATES, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
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)
327 900
14 279
4.35
311 974
10 271
3.29
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (c)
324 981
20 658
6.36
309 184
17 171
5.55
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (d)
324 981
16 890
5.20
na
na
na
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (e)
324 981
18 614
5.73
309 184
13 836
4.48
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (e)
324 981
18 064
5.56
309 184
14 089
4.56
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (e)
324 981
18 387
5.66
309 184
11 298
3.65
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (d) (f)
261 852
17 443
6.66
na
na
na
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
324 981
17 796
5.48
309 184
12 135
3.92
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (d) (f)
261 852
18 391
7.02
na
na
na
EMPP (Number of Employees) (d) (f)
18 375
380
2.07
na
na
na
EMTP (Employment Type) (d) (f)
176 899
1 102
0.62
na
na
na
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (g)
47 326
847
1.79
42 180
954
2.26
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (f) (h)
176 899
1 147
0.65
160 866
2 426
1.51
HRSP (Hours Worked) (f)
176 899
3 558
2.01
160 866
3 424
2.13
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (f)
261 852
17 953
6.86
243 607
12 724
5.22
INCP (Individual Income) (f)
261 852
16 510
6.31
243 607
12 891
5.29
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (f) (i)
176 899
1 254
0.71
160 866
1 392
0.87
INGP (Indigenous Status)
324 981
15 260
4.70
309 184
10 574
3.42
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
324 981
15 308
4.71
309 184
12 165
3.93
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (f) (j)
261 852
12 755
4.87
na
na
na
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (b) (f)
264 503
12 026
4.55
246 075
7 422
3.02
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (f)
176 899
2 217
1.25
160 866
1 696
1.05
OCC06P (Occupation) (f) (k)
176 899
779
0.44
160 866
623
0.57
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (l)
324 981
15 107
4.65
na
na
na
SLAUCP (SLA of Usual Residence on Census Night) (l)
na
na
na
309 998
715
0.23
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
320 654
16 069
5.01
na
na
na
SLAU1P (SLA of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (l) (m)
na
na
na
305 336
11 029
3.61
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
304 996
18 483
6.06
na
na
na
SLAU5P (SLA of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (l) (n)
na
na
na
288 853
11 753
4.07
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (f)
139 296
2 198
1.58
116 158
2 700
2.32
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (f)
139 296
3 043
2.18
116 158
4 740
4.08
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (o)
324 981
34 111
10.50
309 184
30 223
9.78
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (p)
15 076
2 047
13.58
12 503
880
7.04
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
324 981
18 852
5.80
309 184
10 872
3.52
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (q)
133 317
6 964
5.22
na
na
na
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (r)
90 823
2 513
2.77
94 848
1 809
1.91
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (m)
320 654
15 675
4.89
305 336
10 596
3.47
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (n)
304 996
18 009
5.90
288 853
10 427
3.61
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (d) (f)
261 852
18 487
7.06
na
na
na
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (d) (f)
261 852
17 752
6.78
na
na
na
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia)(s)
70 353
2 713
3.86
66 740
2 534
3.80

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)
122 901
6 035
4.91
114 842
3 723
3.24
HLRD (Housing Loan Repayments - monthly) (u)
45 312
2 468
5.45
38 405
1 402
3.65
LLDD (Landlord Type) (v)
35 140
579
1.65
33 068
405
1.22
NEDD (Type of Internet Connection) (d) (t)
122 901
6 925
5.63
na
na
na
RNTD (Rent - weekly) (v)
35 140
1 070
3.04
33 068
967
2.92
STRD (Dwelling Structure) (w)
131 376
52
0.04
121 750
930
0.76
TEND (Tenure Type) (t)
122 901
6 597
5.37
114 842
4 295
3.74
VEHD (Number of Motor vehicles) (t)
122 901
7 584
6.17
114 842
6 209
5.41


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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