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    ABS releases latest data on participation in voluntary survey


    More than 10 million Australians, or 62.5 per cent, have now completed and returned their survey forms for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics today released the second weekly estimate of the number of survey forms received, revealing an increasing in 800,000 forms from the previous week.

    The ABS advises the estimate is only and indication and is based on the bulk containers of returned forms and not a count of individual or processed forms.

    The estimate does not include forms that have been posted by not yet delivered to the ABS.



    Weekly updates will be provided until the survey closes on 7 November 2017. Final participation figures will be available when all processing is completed and survey results are released on 15 November 2017.

    Eligible Australians have until 6pm on 20 October 2017 to order a replacement survey form.

    If you haven’t received your form, or your form is lost or damaged, please contact the ABS via its website, or call the information line on 1800 572 113.

    ABS Deputy Statistician and Taskforce Lead, Jonathan Palmer said the weekly updates were a reminder to people to have their say in the survey.