Well we have been selected by the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) to be apart of their monthly population survey.
It all stated a few days ago when we got a letter in the mail saying that we, the occupants of our address, have been selected to be a part of this survey group. We had to ring a number, which we did, and organise for a call back for next week – which is when they actually start taking the responses. According to the leaflet they provided with the letter, we are required to answer the survey questions once a month for the next 8 months. The only way we can get out of doing it is to move house.
Apparently, these surveys have been carried out since 1960 and are designed to provide regular information about the Australian population and it’s civilian workforce. They look at the flow of people in and out of work, looking for work, in retirement, hours worked, occupations, type of industry worked in and what steps you take to find work if unemployed. They also have the right to ask about education, the environment, conditions of employment and child care arrangements.
I guess it is going to be an interesting few months ahead of us!
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