ABS to publish Marriage Law Postal Survey’s numbers
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.