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mals900ss Aug 2nd, 2006 5:42 am

Important Census Info
You may have already got this in your Email.. if not please pass it on..

If we get a third the resposne of the Jedi Religion, we'll be doing well


Tuesday August 8th is national census night and Netrider calls on all riders to ensure you ride to work that day.

This years census will most likely have a question asking how you got to work that day (Tue Aug 8th). If all riders commute on that day, then we could honestly answer that we went to work via motorcycle ( we wouldn't want any false answers to elevate the % of bike riders now would we!)

In the last census - 2001 - only 10% of households, that had 1 or more motorcycles, rode their bikes to work on that day. If we could get that number up to at least 50% for this years census (Tuesday Aug 8th, just 1 week away!) then wouldn't that send a clear message about motorcycle and scooter riding to the government and statisticians.

In March 2005, there was over 420,000 motorcycles registered across the nation (3.0% of all vehicles registered). With a 4.7% annual growth, this means we should now have approx. 440,000 registered bikes. If at least 50% of those were ridden to work on census day, then 220,000 riders being included in the census would be a powerful statistic for us to use in the future.

So the "calls to arms" is out! Will you ride you bike to work on census day?

Tell everyone you know that rides or owns a bike to ride to work on census day too!

TassieDave Aug 7th, 2006 3:18 am

I might lie. Rode to work today (7th) and froze.

I'm still a bit dirty about question 54 - How many registered vehicles owned or garaged etc, (exclude motorcycles and motor scooters). I will admit to adding my own little square and ticked the bike before.

mals900ss Aug 7th, 2006 3:37 am

I've scored myself 3 days off so I'm going camping.. Have to meet some friends to go climbing on Wed Morning, but might get out there on Tuesday night. My house will be empty, I live alone. I've read through it and can't see how or what I am to fill in.


I didn't puck up that bit about excluding motorbikes.. that just sucks


redone Aug 7th, 2006 4:54 am

does a busted knee count if you push bike out side and wash it polish,

mals900ss Aug 7th, 2006 5:38 am

Sorry Redone... I can't read Beerlish... Perhaps yhou could Buy an Adverb..

What are you trying to say?


TassieDave Aug 8th, 2006 3:54 am

I have been a good little vegemite and done the right thing. OK so I may have told a white lie at question 46 (after all, it was cold and frosty again). I did add some feedback at the end as that is what they asked for. Bit harsh maybe and the caps lock was on but that is how they wanted the paper form filled out - in capitals.


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