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09-08-2016 19:37 #161-
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09-08-2016 19:42 #162
I did ours Sunday night as I could guarantee you we would be all home on a school night and to be honest it really should say who "usually" resides at the home - as you are right in that people on holidays or drunk in a gutter who are usually at home are not counted and they should be so we get a true idea of statistics
09-08-2016 19:43 #163
@VicPark - Agreed, it's supposed to be data captured on the same night for everyone. That's why it asks questions about today specifically and also asks about work last week. If I filled it in early it would have been wrong because I became ill and had to take time off which is very unusual for me. I can't even remember when I last had a sick day so wouldn't have anticipated that at all.
Unless you can predict the future it would be hard to do! I also didn't want to wait to do it because then I'm relying on my shocking memory.
The solution to successfully completing the census shouldn't be people doing it on different nights. People expecting it to fail and doing it on other nights just creates more inaccurate data and makes the whole thing pointless. Very annoying!!!
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09-08-2016 19:55 #164
I completed ours at lunchtime today and saved it, then went back in earlier this evening and submitted it after confirming a couple if things with DH, no problems at all here.
09-08-2016 20:01 #165
I see your point, but with the online form option, surely they knew this would happen and should have been more prepared..? I think for most people, if they have a regular routine of going to work a certain way, having everyone home in the evening in bed, and all the usual people being there, it's ok to do it early? It's a weeknight too, Tuesday night's likely for most Australians to be at home, not at the pub or having sleepovers.
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09-08-2016 20:03 #166
10-08-2016 04:53 #167
I just don't know why they couldn't send the paper version and give us the option of going online if we wanted to.
It would have saved a LOT of panic and unnecessary worry.
They just sprung it on everyone.
I feel sorry for the oldies, always being reminded the world is moving on without them.
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10-08-2016 05:07 #168
I agree they should of just done that for everyone "just in case". I think it's unfair to threaten fines for being late, having the system crash and having people become genuinely distressed and worried.
Needless to say I did mine on paper it took about 10 minutes and was no less convenient than online, actually.
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10-08-2016 05:18 #169
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10-08-2016 05:34 #170
So ABS said their website was attacked by hackers last night hence its failure.
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