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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: This is a sample of the 2006 CensusAtSchool questionnaire. All questions, layout and format are exactly the same as the questionnaire completed by students during the data collection phase in 2006. However you will not be able to submit your responses to the questions . This sample version is provided to enable you to preview the questions and access the interactive elements such as the reaction timer and concentration game.

Welcome to the CensusAtSchool questionnaire, a series of questions about you and your interests.

Please note that the privacy of your responses is respected:
  • your name is not collected, and
  • no form of personal identifier will be stored with your responses to this questionnaire.

Your responses will become part of a database that will be used by other students and teachers for educational purposes only.

Instructions:

  • Please complete all questions.
  • You must complete the questionnaire in one session. If you quit the questionnaire before you click the submit button all your responses will be lost. You can begin the questionnaire again the next time you Login.
  • When you have finished, read the statement at the end of the questionnaire and click on the Submit button to send your answers to the CensusAtSchool database.

Enjoy the questionnaire.

 
1.  Are you a male or a female?
2.  In what month and year were you born?
Month   Year
3.  In which state/territory or country were you born?Australian locations are at the top of the list followed by other countries.
 
4.  How many bedrooms are there in your home?
 
5.  How many people usually live in your home, including yourself?Enter the number of people in the space below. Your home is where you live when you are attending school. If you are unsure of the exact number please make a guess.
 
6.  Can the Internet be accessed at your home?
If there is more than one type of connection in the dwelling, select the higher type.
 
7.  How many pets are there at the home where you usually live?Enter the number of pets in the space below. If you are unsure of the exact number please make a guess.
 
8. What kind of pet/s do you have at your home?You can select all that apply from the list
9.  What language do you mostly speak at home?
 
10.  Are you right handed or left handed?An ambidextrous person can use a different hand for different tasks
11. Complete the following reaction timing exercise with your RIGHT hand.

Press the Start button, put the cursor over the white box and click as soon as you see the color of the square change.

   Result: seconds.

This question requires the use of a mouse and the ability to recognise a colour change. If you are unable to do this please skip to question 13.

12. Complete the following reaction timing exercise with your LEFT hand.

Press the Start button, put the cursor over the white box and click as soon as you see the color of the square change.

   Result: seconds.

This question requires the use of a mouse and the ability to recognise a colour change. If you are unable to do this please skip to question 13.

13.  What colour are your eyes?
 
14.  What is your height?Enter your height, to the nearest centimetre, in the space below. If you are unsure please measure it or make a guess.
  cm
15.  What is the length of your right foot?Enter the length of your right foot, to the nearest centimetre, in the space below. If you are unsure please measure it or make a guess.
  cm
16.  What is the height of your belly button above the floor, when you are standing?Enter the height of your belly button, to the nearest centimetre, in the space below. If you are unsure please measure it or make a guess.
  cm
17.  What time do you usually get up if you have school?
 
18.  What time do you usually get up if you do not have school?
 
19.  What time do you usually go to bed if you have school the next day?
 
20.  What time do you usually go to bed if you do not have school the next day?
 
21.  What is the postcode of your school?Enter the postcode of your school in the space below.
 
22.  Which state/territory do you live in?
 
23.  Is your school for boys and girls, all boys or all girls?
24.  How many students go to your school?If you are unsure ask your teacher
 
25.  What Year level are you in at school?
 
26. How do you usually travel to school?You can select all that apply from the list
27.  How long does it take you to travel to school from home?Select the time to the nearest minute.
  minute(s)
28. What are your favourite types of take-away food?You can select all that apply from the list
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29. Where did you have breakfast this morning?
30. What did you have for breakfast this morning?You can select all that apply from the list
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31. What do you plan to do in the year after you complete Year 12?
 
32. Complete the following concentration exercise.Uncover all the blocks by successfully matching the image pairs

Click the Start button below to start a new game whenever you want.

   Result: seconds.

This question requires the use of a mouse and the ability to recognise multiple images. If you are unable to do this please skip to question 33.

33. Can you use any of the following at home?You can select all that apply from the list
34. Estimate how many hours a week you usually spend doing these activities?Select a time range for each activity.

 

 

Less
than
1
hour
1-3
hours
4-7
hours
More
than
7
hours
Hanging out with friends
Talking on the phone
Doing homework
Spending time with my family
Playing sports/outdoor games or activities
Playing computer/video games
Using the computer/Internet
Sending/receiving SMS or computer instant messages
Paid work
Housework/Jobs at home
35. How do you usually spend your time on the InternetSelect a category for each activity.

 

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Often
Surfing the web
Buying and/or selling things
Visiting Chatrooms
Emailing friends and family
Researching for school work
Downloading music
Play games and simulations
36. What are your favourite types of music?You can select all that apply from the list
37. Which ones of these do you have?You can select all that apply from the list
38. How often do you and your family go on holidays?Select one level of frequency for each destination

 

 

Never Less
than
once
a
year
Once
a
year
More
than
once
a
year
Holiday within the State
Holiday Interstate
Holiday Overseas
39. Do you agree or disagree that the following environmental issues are important
to the future well being of Australia?
Select one level of agreement only for each statement

 

 

Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Agree Strongly
Agree
Saving old growth forests
Conserving Coastal/Marine environment
Reducing packaging
Recycling our rubbish
Reducing water pollution
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Climatic change
Use of ocean resources
Impacts of tourism
40. Do you agree or disagree with the following water-related statements about your
community?
Select one level of agreement only for each statement

 

 

Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Agree Strongly
Agree
We will always have plenty of water
Our water will always be of high quality
Recycled water should be used to water gardens
We should clean up our rivers and streams
My household should use less water
Water restrictions should be permanent
All new houses and buildings should have water saving devices

Please read:

  1. The privacy of your responses will be respected
    • your name has not been collected, and
    • no form of personal identifier will be stored with your responses to this questionnaire.
  2. Your responses to this questionnaire will be securely stored within the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  3. The only way anyone can obtain data will be through the Random Sampler. Use of the Random Sampler will require the user to first agree that data obtained through the Random Sampler will be used for educational purposes only.
  4. Participation of individual students in CensusAtSchool is not compulsory.

I understand that measures have been taken so that it is VERY UNLIKELY I CAN BE IDENTIFIED from my responses and that my responses can be USED BY OTHERS for educational purposes only.

Please Note: As this is a demonstration of the questionnaire that was used during Phase 1 of the 2006 CensusAtSchool project, the submit and cancel buttons have been removed. The responses entered into this questionnaire will not be stored in a database.

 


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