08 August, 2006

Census

Census night tonight in Australia and jeez the questions are nosy!

They want to know all sorts of things besides the usual how many people in the house, what religion are you all, are you working type of stuff. Things like, did you look for work in the last week, how did you get to work today, how much time did you spend on housework, did you look after any children this week.

The ads say it's to help plan the services required for the future (hospitals, transportation etc). Umm... so where does the housework amount come into things?

I wonder how many people will lie in this form? Particularly given that last time there were a surprising percentage of jedi knights living in Australia. Interestingly though, apparently Australia has one of the highest census counts in the world, well according to channel 10's news anyway - they reckon the last census covered 98% of our population.

Governments are so damned nosy...

5 comments:

Dogbait said...

Easy. DB+TP+SAM=3

caramaena said...

hehe :)

If only that was all they asked, hey?

fairscape said...

hi
stranger

i've been out of commission

sorry for not visiting

hope all is well

fairsCaPe

Izzy said...

Crazy some of the questions they ask. It's like they don't have most of the informaton anyways...

Iwan said...

haha... i know how that feels...

thanks for making my day...