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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1946 ..


the core ICT capabilities for Year 4, 5 and 6 students. The e-safety webinars offered by the Commonwealth e-Safety Commissioner are targeted at these age groups.

The Directorate’s ongoing partnership with the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner ensures a range of best quality cybersafety classroom resources to support Digital Citizenship for secondary students, including classroom lesson plans and interactive content. The Directorate’s “Keeping Safe Online” public webpage also provides information from the e-safety Commissioner for parents to support safe online behaviours at home. Secondary schools are aware of the other free cybersafety programs that are available, such as “ThinkUKnow” facilitated by the Australian Federal Police for students, teachers and parents and have been actively promoted through the high school community.


Government—demographic projections(Question No 1298)

Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 13 April 2018 (redirected to the Treasurer):

(1) What was the actual number of households in the ACT in the financial years (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11, (e) 2011-12, (f) 2012-13, (g) 2013-14, (h) 2014-15, (i) 2015-16, (j) 2016-17 and (k) 2017-18 to date.

(2) What data is used to model the future projected number of households in the ACT.

(3) Is modelling for population and household data conducted internally by the ACT Government; if not, (a) who undertakes or has undertaken population and household modelling during the last five financial years and (b) what was the value of the contract, (c) what was the contract name, (c) what was the contract number and (d) what was the period of the contract.

(4) What is the expected number of households in the ACT for (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Government does not collect data on the number of households in the ACT.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collects these data each Census night. See Table 1 below.

Table 1: Number of Households in the ACT

9 August 2016 – 142,659

9 August 2011 – 129,425

Source: Census QuickStats, 2011 & 2016

The ABS also estimates these data in Household Income and Wealth, Australia

(ABS Cat. No. 6523.0) every two years. See Table 2 below.

Table 2: Number of Households in the ACT

2015-16 – 147,900

2013-14 – 144,600


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