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MEDIA RELEASE
17 February 2014
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
14/2014
CensusAtSchool 2014 Questionnaire Now Open!

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today advised the opening of the 2014 CensusAtSchool Questionnaire.

CensusAtSchool is a free and voluntary online questionnaire and analysis resource for students in Years 5 to 12. Students submit real data about everyday interests and opinions on various environmental and social issues, building a foundation for their future participation in the Australian Census of Population and Housing. All students are encouraged to get involved and enter their data.

CensusAtSchool is an international program that has proved popular among students and teachers. "Since its national launch by the ABS in 2006, approximately 1 in 3 Australian schools have participated. In 2013, this represented participation of over 23,000 students," said Ms Fran Mawdsley, ABS Assistant Director of Education Services.

Brook Johns, mathematics teacher at Woodvale Secondary College, praised CensusAtSchool saying, "[CensusAtSchool] shows how to build a story behind the numbers, which makes it useful in class lessons."

According to CensusAtSchool data, students with broadband internet access increased by 19 per cent between 2006 and 2013. During this period, the number of students with a dial up connection decreased by 27 per cent. Will this trend continue in 2014?

The CensusAtSchool questionnaire will remain open until 1 August and can be completed on the ABS website at www.abs.gov.au/censusatschool


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