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    Census excuse for not including motorcycles in means of transport

    Thank you for your online enquiry regarding the 2018 Census.
    Motorbikes and scooters were excluded from the census, because these forms of transport have some limitations in the use that can be made of them. For example, motorbikes and scooters are not suitable transport for small children, or for elderly people.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us, either via the online General Enquiries form or on the phone number below, if we can be of further assistance.
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    Toll free helpline 0800 CENSUS (0800 236 787)
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    and what have those reasons have to do with why a motorcycle or scooter cant be used as a method to go to work and pay some taxes?

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    Been excluded for decades. Pissed me off for decades.

    On the old paper sheets I used to write MOTORCYCLE

    If fact I had many a rant on the old sheets. No one ever called me up to discuss ....


    Just put down 'Jedi' for religion each time - apparently it annoys them a lot.

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    The sad thing was, counted or not, I didn't have one on census night.

    But, their exclusion must skew numbers of vehicles, and riders, etc.

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    Pretty sure power cycles and e-bikes will be on the list next time due to complaints received.

    Have you retired recently and got lots of time on your hands?

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    in the days of paper census i'd simple get scissors and cut the questions i didn't like out, can't answer them then

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    It is perplexing as to what actual information the retarded cunts in Wellytown got from this "census".

    Lacking in everything apart from what they need to force-feed the population in a specific direction...
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    Census forms are not interested in hobbies.
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    I never filled out a census and never heard anything about it from the authorities.

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    do they list pogo-sticks and unicycles?

    does it matter?

    don't fill out forms for teh government. life becomes much easier.

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    Should send that ignorant person who replied to the OP, photos of people riding on bikes in Thailand or similar countries. Even Rome has a large scooter riding population.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
    Should send that ignorant person who replied to the OP, photos of people riding on bikes in Thailand or similar countries. Even Rome has a large scooter riding population.....
    As a small child I was very rarely transported by car. Mostly on the back of Mum's bike or the old man's motorcycle.
    As an OAP, I find a motorcycle would still suit my requirements.

    It's wilful, deliberate marginalisation of a population sector.

    As was the on-line aspect. No number received in the post by census day. When after requesting it, it turned up, then a further wait for paper forms.

    From what I've been told, if you didn't have a street address that a delivery could be made to, no number. They wouldn't do the initial send out to PO Boxes apparently.

    Bloody useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
    Should send that ignorant person who replied to the OP, photos of people riding on bikes in Thailand or similar countries.
    We'll put elephants on the list while we are at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    We'll put elephants on the list while we are at it.
    why not there’s plenty in Auckland.

    tutuks are good too.

    great diversions to be had on those unsuspecting tourists, ask for point B, get taken to points c, d, e, f, g..... z then finally B.
    after a back handler from the local .....

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    "Motorbikes and scooters were excluded from the census, because these forms of transport have some limitations in the use that can be made of them."

    I don't geddit!
    Surely all vehicles have some limitations in the use that can be made of them. Don't small cars have limitations on their ability to transport a dozen people or a large fridge/freezer?
    It would seem logical to list all the most common types of vehicles and then have the option of choosing 'other' and writing in what you use.

    Until 7 months ago I used a motorcycle as my primary form of transport, my only alternative was my other motorcycle. I didn't have small children or elderly people to transport so I didn't really experience any limitations to using a motorcycle as my only form of transport. When I lived in Auckland, I used a big scooter to get around the city visiting customers and also to do the weeks shopping (under the seat storage was huge - 62L + Givi topbox) and it worked so well that I sold my car (hated driving a car in Auckland anyway). Anything too big to transport by motorcycle wasn't transported by me - couriers don't charge a lot to move something within the city.
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