ABS to pub­lish Mar­riage Law Postal Sur­vey’s num­bers

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

ABS is to pub­lish weekly es­ti­mates of Mar­riage Law Postal Sur­veys re­ceived.

To mark the start of pro­cess­ing of Aus­tralian Mar­riage Postal Sur­vey forms, the Aus­tralian Bu­reau of Statis­tics (ABS) last week an­nounced it will pro­vide weekly na­tional es­ti­mates of the to­tal num­ber of sur­vey forms re­ceived from el­i­gi­ble Aus­tralians from yes­ter­day to help pro­mote aware­ness of the sur­vey.

The in­for­ma­tion will be pub­lished be­fore 5pm each Tues­day on the Mar­riage Law Postal Sur­vey web­site mar­riagesur­vey.abs.gov.au/newsalerts un­til the Sur­vey closes on Novem­ber 7.

ABS Deputy Aus­tralian Statis­ti­cian and Task­force Lead, Jonathan Palmer, said given pro­cess­ing will take quite some time, of­fi­cial statis­tics in­clud­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion rates will not be avail­able un­til Novem­ber 15 when the sur­vey re­sults are re­leased.

“The ABS recog­nises there is great pub­lic in­ter­est in the sur­vey’s progress.

“Th­ese up­dates may en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion by those who have not yet re­sponded and will in­form rea­son­able pub­lic ex­pec­ta­tions about the likely fi­nal level of re­sponse,” he said.

The pri­mary in­put to the weekly es­ti­mate, is­sued at the Na­tional level only, will be Aus­tralia Post’s as­sess­ment of the num­ber of con­tain­ers of sorted en­velopes rather than counts of in­di­vid­ual forms.

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