Source: The Mercury, 25 January 1995, p. 11
MORE than 300,000 people went missing on August 6, 1991, the Aus- tralian Bureau of Statis- tics said yesterday. But they did not dis- appear completely - they were not at home when the most recent census was conducted. The bureau said the 1991 census missed 1.8 per cent of the popula- tion, or 316,700 people slightly lower than the 1.9 per cent in 1986. Northern Territorians were the most absent from their homes with 7500 or 4.1 per cent unaccounted for. Western Australia had the next highest rate of undercount (2.1 per cent), followed by Queensland (2), New South Wales (1.9), Tas- mania and Victoria (1.7), South Australia (1.4) and the ACT (1.1). People aged 20 to 24 were the most absent.
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