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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, Other Territories. NON-RESPONSE RATES, OTHER TERRITORIES
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)
2 317
150
6.47
2 646
271
10.24
ANC1P (Ancestry1) (d)
2 317
228
9.84
2 576
337
13.08
ASSNP (Core Activity Need for Assistance) (e)
2 317
145
6.26
2 576
255
9.90
BPFP (Country of Birth of Mother) (f)
2 317
214
9.24
2 576
323
12.54
BPLP (Country of Birth of Person) (f)
2 317
170
7.34
2 576
278
10.79
BPMP (Country of Birth Father) (f)
2 317
214
9.24
2 576
319
12.38
CHCAREP (Unpaid Child Care) (e) (g)
1 765
183
10.37
2 011
291
14.47
CITP (Australian Citizenship)
2 317
163
7.03
2 576
268
10.40
DOMP (Unpaid Domestic Work) (e) (g)
1 765
201
11.39
2 011
310
15.42
EMPP (Number of Employees) (e) (g)
na
na
na
na
na
na
EMTP (Employment Type) (e) (g)
1 066
16
1.50
1 209
18
1.49
ENGP (Proficiency in Spoken English) (h)
1 198
23
1.92
1 153
23
1.99
GNGP (Government/Non-government Employer Indicator) (g) (i)
1 066
27
2.53
1 209
25
2.07
HRSP (Hours Worked) (g)
1 066
49
4.60
1 209
50
4.14
HSCP (Highest Year of School Completed) (g)
1 765
209
11.84
2 011
316
15.71
INCP (Individual Income) (g)
1 765
168
9.52
2 011
273
13.58
IND06P (Industry of Employment) (g) (j)
1 066
27
2.53
1 209
25
2.07
INGP (Indigenous Status)
2 317
156
6.73
2 576
265
10.29
LANP (Language Spoken at Home)
2 317
146
6.30
2 576
251
9.74
LFS06P (Labour Force Status) (g) (k)
1 765
117
6.63
2 011
224
11.14
MSTP (Registered Marital Status) (c) (g)
1 765
115
6.52
2 079
237
11.40
MTWP (Method of Travel to Work) (g)
1 066
28
2.63
1 209
30
2.48
OCC06P (Occupation) (g) (l)
1 066
14
1.31
1 209
17
1.41
PURP (Place of Usual Residence on Census Night) SLA level (m)
2 317
139
6.00
2 576
250
9.70
PUR1P (Place of Usual Residence One Year Ago) (m) (n)
2 283
155
6.79
2 545
261
10.26
PUR5P (Place of Usual Residence Five Years Ago) (m) (o)
2 161
171
7.91
2 416
275
11.38
QALFP (Non-School Qualification: Field of Study (g)
642
44
6.85
771
44
5.71
QALLP (Non-School Qualification: Level of Education) (g)
642
43
6.70
771
50
6.49
RELP (Religious Affiliation) (p)
2 317
225
9.71
2 576
355
13.78
RLNP (Residential Status in a Non-Private Dwelling) (q)
182
82
45.50
401
196
48.88
STUP (Full/Part-Time Student Status)
2 317
210
9.06
2 576
323
12.54
TISP (Number of Children Ever Born) (r)
771
35
4.54
788
33
4.19
TYPP (Type of Educational Institution Attending) (s)
542
61
11.25
554
61
11.01
UAI1P (Usual Address Indicator One Year Ago) (n)
2 283
152
6.66
2 545
258
10.14
UAI5P (Usual Address Indicator Five Years Ago) (o)
2 161
163
7.54
2 416
267
11.05
UNCAREP (Unpaid Assistance to a Person with a Disability) (e) (g)
1 765
194
10.99
2 011
301
14.97
VOLWP (Voluntary Work for an Organisation or Group) (e) (g)
1 765
203
11.50
2 011
311
15.46
YARP (Year of Arrival in Australia) (t)
669
50
7.47
695
50
7.19


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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