I sent in feedback to the ABS about Census question 54 which excluded bikes form vehicles parked at the house. I don't have my text, but broadly it went along the lines of I didn't appreciate motorcycles being excluded. That we were legitimate vehicles and suffered enough problems from being marginalised and excluded from road planning as it is. And being excluded form these types of questions just added to the problem. And asked them to look at revising their question for next time. I just received a response: Thank you for your feedback regarding Question 54 in the 2011 Census. A wide range of information on the use and registration of motor cycles and motor scooters is collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS collects data about motor cycles and motor scooters on a regular basis in the ABS Motor Vehicle Census and the Survey of Motor Vehicle Use. Data from the most recent collections have been released in the following publications: Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, 31 January 2011 (cat. no. 9309.0) and Survey of Motor Vehicle Use, Australia, 12 months ended 31 October 2010 (cat. no. 9208.0). The Survey of Motor Vehicle Use publication contains statistics on passenger vehicle, motor cycle, truck and bus use with characteristics such as distance travelled, fuel consumption and area of operation. These publications are freely available on the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au.> Question 45 does include motorcycles and scooters when asking how people got to work on 9 August 2011. You might be interested to know that the Australian Statistician plans, in late 2012, to call for submissions in preparation for the 2016 Census and will invite public comment on changes to the Census form, where suggestions such as these can be discussed further. An information paper with more details about the submission process will be available at that time from the ABS website. I trust this information is of use to you and express that your feedback is appreciated. I would like to thank you for your participation in the 2011 Census. Warm regards Joanne Godwin Census Field Operations So... looks like this needs a follow up late next year to get the form changed for next time.