for mining camps
|The 2006 Census identified a number of areas that produced a lower than expected population count. The Census counts from mining camps were much lower than expected, which had a significant impact on the shires/communities providing local services. |
The Mining Enumeration Strategy for the 2011 Census was developed to manage all aspects of work involved in improving awareness, participation, correct reporting and operations for the enumeration of mining sites.
The collection of Census data in mining sites is made more difficult by the number and remoteness of some locations and the limited accessibility to sites and to the communities and accommodation camps attached to the sites. The high incidence of a fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) workforce and the number of very large-scale resource projects under construction and development, particularly in Western Australia, exacerbated these difficulties.
The key aims for the Mining Enumeration Strategy were to:
For more detailed information, please refer to the ABS publication Information Paper: 2011 Census Special Enumeration Strategies (cat. no. 2911.0.55.004) which is expected to be released in August 2012.