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2940.0 - Census of Population and Housing - Undercount, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/06/2007   
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This publication presents estimates of net undercount for the 2006 Census, as well as information on how the estimates were calculated.


Information in this publication has been obtained from the 2006 Census Post Enumeration Survey (PES). The PES is a household survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) about three weeks after Census night. People from approximately 33,000 households across Australia were asked about everyone present or usually resident in the household. In addition to obtaining basic demographic information, questions were asked about each person's usual residence, their location on Census night, and any other addresses where they might have been counted in the Census.

The results of the PES are used to determine how many people were missed in the Census and how many were counted more than once.

The estimated net undercount from the PES is used to augment the Census counts for the purpose of deriving population estimates for Australia and the states and territories.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Merilyn Henden on Canberra (02) 6252 5489.

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