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Important Message: This was the 2014 questionnaire. It is no longer a live questionnaire. You cannot submit responses to the questions. This version is for information and demonstration purposes only. All questions, layout and format are exactly the same as when the questionnaire was open.

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Instructions:

  • Please complete all questions.
  • You will need a measuring tape to complete questions 9, 10, 11 and 12.
  • You must complete the questionnaire in one session. If you exit the questionnaire before you click the submit button all your responses will be lost. You may begin the questionnaire again the next time you login.
  • When you have finished, read the statement at the end of the questionnaire and click on the Submit Questionnaire button to send your answers to the CensusAtSchool database.
  • You can navigate the questionnaire using the following methods:
    • the scroll bar on the right of the screen;
    • the Tab key on your keyboard. The Tab key moves the cursor from one answer box to the next.
    • the arrow keys and space bar on your keyboard can select options.

International common question This symbol denotes an international common question that may be included in the CensusAtSchool questionnaires of the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.

Enjoy the questionnaire.

YOUR DETAILS
International common question 1.  Are you


International common question 2.  When were you born?
Day   Month   Year

3.  In which state/territory or country were you born? Australian locations are at the top of the list followed by the top 20 countries of birth from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.
 

4.  Which state/territory do you live in?
 

5.  What is the postcode of your school?Enter the postcode of your school in the space below. If you are unsure ask your teacher.
 

6.  What Year level are you in at school?
 

7.  Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?




YOUR ATTRIBUTES
8.  What colour are your eyes? Select one only.






Note: You will need a measuring tape to complete questions 9, 10, 11 and 12.

International common question 9.  How tall are you without your shoes on?Answer to the nearest centimetre.
  cm

10.  When you are standing, what is the height of your belly button above the floor?Answer to the nearest centimetre.
  cm

International common question 11.  What is your arm span?(Open arms wide, measure distance across your back from tip of right hand middle finger to tip of left hand middle finger)
Answer to the nearest centimetre.
  cm

International common question 12.  What is the length of your right foot, without a shoe?Answer to the nearest centimetre.
  cm

International common question 13. Use your DOMINANT HAND to test your reaction time.

Your dominant hand is the hand you use to do most tasks, e.g. writing.

This question requires the use of a mouse and the ability to recognise a symbol. If you are unable to do this please skip to question 15.

Press the Start button. As soon as you see a symbol appear in the box, Click Stop.

   seconds.        You can only attempt this question three times.


International common question14. Use your NON-DOMINANT HAND to test your reaction time.

This question requires the use of a mouse and the ability to recognise a symbol. If you are unable to do this please skip to question 15.

Press the Start button. As soon as you see a symbol appear in the box, Click Stop.

   seconds.        You can only attempt this question three times.


YOUR LANGUAGES
International common question 15.  In how many languages can you hold an everyday conversation?
 

16. What language do you mostly speak at home? The drop down list contains the top 20 languages spoken at home from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.
 

YOUR LIFESTYLE
17. What is your favourite type of take-away food?Select one only.














18. What did you have for breakfast this morning?You can select all that apply from the list.
















19.  How many hours of sleep do you usually get on a school night? Use the slider to select the number of hours.
This question requires the use of a mouse. If you are unable to do this please skip to question 20.  
 
 

International common question 20.  What is the main method of travel that you usually use to get to school? Select one only.








International common question 21.  How long does it usually take you to travel to school?Answer to the nearest minute.
  minutes

22.  How do you access the Internet at your home?If there is more than one type of connection at your home, select the type used most often.




International common question 23.  In what sport or activity do you most enjoy participating?
 

24. What is your favourite type of music?Select one only.














International common question 25. Complete the following concentration exercise.Uncover all the blocks by successfully matching the image pairs.

This question requires the use of a mouse and the ability to recognise multiple images. If you are unable to do this please skip to Question 26.

Click the Start button below to start a new game and begin clicking on blocks to uncover the images. Keep clicking until you have matched all the pairs.

 Result: seconds.


26.  Estimate how many hours a week you usually spend doing these activities.Use the slider to select the number of hours for each activity.

This question requires the use of a mouse. If you are unable to do this please skip to question 27.

   
Hanging out with friends
 
Doing homework
 
Doing things with my family
 
Playing sports/outdoor games or activities
 
Playing computer/video games
 
Using the computer/Internet
 
Watching TV
 
Paid work
 
Doing volunteer community work
 
Housework/Jobs at home
 

27.  How do you usually spend your time on the Internet?Select a category for each activity.
  Never Rarely Sometimes Often
Social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, chatrooms)
Researching for school work
Emailing friends and family
Searching/Browsing for information
Uploading/Downloading (e.g. music, photos)
Playing games
Video Sharing sites (e.g. YouTube)
Buying and/or selling things (e.g. eBay)

28a.  Last week, did you earn or receive any money?Please select the source which provided you with the most money.






28b.  From ONLY that main source, how much money did you earn or receive last week? Answer to the nearest dollar.
 $

29.  What actions do you take in your home to conserve the environment in Australia? Please select a Yes or No response for each action listed.
  Yes No
My household has installed a water tank
My household has installed a water saving shower head
I take shorter showers
I turn off the tap while I brush my teeth
I turn off appliances (e.g. TV, computer, gaming consoles) at the power point
My household recycles our rubbish

YOUR OPINION
30.  How important are the following issues to you?Use the slider to mark the level of importance.

This question requires the use of a mouse. If you are unable to do this please continue to the end of the questionnaire to submit your responses.

   
International common question Reducing pollution
 
International common question Recycling our rubbish
 
International common question Conserving water
 
International common question Reducing energy usage (electricity, gas, oil, for heating, lighting, car travel)
 
Conserving old growth forests
 
Protecting coastal/marine environments
 
Having healthy eating habits
 
Reducing bullying in schools
 
International common question Owning a computer
 
International common question Access to the Internet
 

31.  What is your resting pulse rate?Find your resting pulse at your neck (carotid artery) or your wrist (radial artery) using your index and middle fingers.
Remember to start counting from 'zero' when you press start.

        You can only attempt this question three times.

THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THE CENSUSATSCHOOL QUESTIONNAIRE

Please read:

  1. The privacy of your responses will be respected
    • your name has not been collected, and
    • no form of personal identifier will be stored with your responses to this questionnaire.
  2. Your responses to this questionnaire will be securely stored within the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  3. The only way anyone can obtain data will be through the Random Sampler. Use of the Random Sampler will require the user to first agree that data obtained through the Random Sampler will be used for educational purposes only.
  4. Participation of individual students in CensusAtSchool is not compulsory.

 


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