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8710.5 - Housing Motivations and Intentions, Western Australia, Oct 2012 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/05/2013   
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This publication presents results from the State Supplementary Survey, Housing Motivations and Intentions, Western Australia, 2012. This survey collected information about current and future housing intentions of Western Australians, and the factors that influence housing decisions concerning the location and characteristics of the dwelling individuals choose to live in.

Tables of estimates and their corresponding relative standard errors (RSEs) are available in a Data Cube (spreadsheet format) and can be accessed from the Downloads tab of this publication.


The survey collected information from Western Australian households on their current and future housing intentions, and factors that influence housing decisions concerning the location and characteristics of the dwelling individuals choose to live in. This information will help provide an understanding of the impact of changes in housing motivations and intentions since the previous survey was conducted in 2005. This information will be used in the development of housing policy, planning legislation and housing development regulation.

This survey was conducted as a supplement to the ABS Labour Force Survey (LFS) in October 2012. The Any Responsible Adult (ARA), or proxy, method of interviewing was used for this survey. This involved obtaining information about a randomly selected person within a selected household. The ARA was the first responsible adult with whom the interviewer made contact.

A list of data items collected is available from the Downloads tab of this publication.


When interpreting the results in this release, it is important to take into account factors that may affect the reliability of estimates. These factors are described in the Technical Note.

Only estimates (numbers and proportions) with RSEs less than 25% are considered sufficiently reliable for most purposes. All cells in the Data Cube with RSEs greater than 25% contain a comment indicating the size of the RSE. These cells can be identified by a red indicator in the corner of the cell. The comment appears when the mouse pointer hovers over the cell.

Users are advised to exercise caution if comparing estimates over different iterations of this State Supplementary Survey topic. Factors impacting on the comparability of estimates over time are detailed in paragraph 20 of the Explanatory Notes.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Published proportions are calculated prior to rounding the estimates and therefore some discrepancy may occur between these proportions and those that are calculated from the rounded estimates.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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