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Get ready to pause and make a difference in Australia's biggest online event

23 July 2016 | CO/96
The countdown to Australia’s biggest online event has begun, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) launching its 2016 Census of Population and Housing advertising campaign tomorrow.

2016 Census most accessible and inclusive yet

21 July 2016 | CO/95
The 2016 online Census form has received certification by internationally recognised industry leader, Vision Australia (VA), to ensure people who are blind or have low vision have a smooth experience when completing the Census.

One month until Australia's largest online event

9 July 2016 | CO/94
In just one month’s time, millions of people across Australia will pause to complete the 17th national Census of Population and Housing, in what could be the country’s largest and most significant online event.

ABS celebrates NAIDOC Songlines

5 July 2016 | CO/93
As part of NAIDOC Week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders culture, history and achievements at various events across the country, and encouraging Indigenous Australians to make sure their voices are heard next month on Census night - Tuesday, 9 August 2016.

ABS staff sleep rough to highlight importance of Census homlessness count

23 June 2016 | CO/92
Tonight, 13 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) staff will be sleeping rough in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, and experiencing what has become the grim reality for thousands of Australians every single night.

Two months to go until the 2016 Census of Population and Housing

9 June 2016 | CO/91
With just two months until the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is finalising its plans to reach more than 24-million people, from over 10-million dwellings across 8 million square kilometres.

ABS celebrates our history, our story, our future during National Reconciliation Week

31 May 2016 | CO/90
On May 27, 1967 Australians overwhelmingly voted in favour to amend the constitution to allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be included in official population estimates as part of the Census of Population and Housing.

Australians apply in the tens of thousands to help make a difference this Census

23 May 2016 | CO/89
Tens of thousands of Australians have taken up the call to become 2016 Census Field Officers, but with just six days until applications close, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is appealing to others to apply before it’s too late.

Australian Statistician launches 38,000 opportunities to make a difference

10 May 2016 | CO/88
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) officially launched its 2016 Census Field Officer Recruitment Drive at Melbourne’s Federation Square today, with over 38,000 temporary jobs now up for grabs around the country.

Media alert - Australian Statistician to launch Census Field Officer Recruitment

9 May 2016 | CO/87
The Australian Statistician, David W. Kalisch will tomorrow (10/05) officially launch the 2016 Census Field Officer Recruitment Drive at Melbourne’s Federation Square.

ABS seeking up to 38,000 Census Field Officers committed to making a difference

2 May 2016 | CO/86
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today begins the nationwide search for up to 38,000 enthusiastic people committed to making a difference in their community.

A moment for young Australians to make a difference

13 April 2016 | CO/85
It’s National Youth Week—a time for young people around the country to take the spotlight, share ideas, have their voices heard and celebrate their contributions to the community.

247 special Australians needed to help count remote Australia

15 February 2016 | CO/84
Have you ever wanted to explore the Australian outback while getting paid to do it? This might be the break you have been looking for.

2,500 Census Area Supervisors needed across Australia

01 February 2016 | CO/83
Are you a good communicator, care about your community, and have strong project and people skills? If you answered yes, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is keen to hear from you.

ABS response to Privacy Impact Assessment

18 December 2015 | CO/82
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today announced it will retain the names and addresses collected in the 2016 Census of Population and Housing to provide a richer and dynamic statistical picture of Australia through the combination of Census data with other survey and administrative data.

ABS to conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment

11 November 2015 | CO/81
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today announced it will conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment on the retention of names and addresses from responses to the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

District Managers needed for Australia's first digital Census

21 October 2015 | CO/80
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) needs up to 65 District Managers to oversee operations across Australia in the lead up to, and following, the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

ABS releases information about 2016 Census topics

20 August 2015 | CO/79
Following the recent announcement that the next Census will be held on 9 August 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today has released an information paper outlining the nature and content of the 2016 Census.

Get ready to get digital with the 2016 Census

9 August 2015 | CO/78
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that the 2016 Census of Population and Housing will be held on Tuesday 9 August 2016.

Census job opportunities in Western and South Australia

24 March 2014 | CO/77
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has announced the creation of over 430 short-term jobs in regional Australia, to support a Census field test in the lead up to the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

Experience the Census for yourself

20 February 2014 | CO/76
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), in partnership with Questacon, officially launched The Census Experience exhibition in Canberra. The interactive touring exhibition allows visitors to engage, interact and explore data collected in the Census of Population and Housing in a personal, fun and engaging way.

Australian Bureau of Statistics releases Census game

28 May 2013 | CO/75
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has launched an interactive and innovative game that promotes the release and application of Census data. Run That Town is the first game of its kind to be released by a national statistical agency using real Census data.

Year 12 Achievement and Continuing Education

3 May 2013 | CO/73
This article looks at educational attainment of 20-24 year olds and their continuing involvement in further education at both university and TAFE. It also looks at how this has changed over time and makes comparisons across the states and territories.

Where and how do Australia's Older People live?

17 April 2013 | CO/74
How many Australians aged 65 years and over were employed and how many were engaged in voluntary work in 2011? Which states had the largest proportions of older people? This article also looks at a range of other characteristics of older Australians.

Religious affiliation emerging as key theme in 2016 Census topic consultation

4 April 2013 | CO/72
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today provided an update on the 2016 Census public consultation process and outlined the key themes emerging from the submissions received so far.

2011 Census data reveals Australia’s most advantaged and disadvantaged areas

28 March 2013 | CO/71
New figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today have provided a new perspective on the wealth of statistical information collected in the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.

Third release of 2011 Census data begins tomorrow

27 March 2013 | CO/70
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release the third round of data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing tomorrow morning at 11:30am (AEDST).

Shining light on Country of Birth statistics

1 March 2013 | CO/69
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released QuickStats Country of Birth, a program to help users understand geographic areas in terms of the country of birth of its residents based on figures from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.

Still on the move

11 December 2012 | CO/68
This new article examines the migration flows of Australian residents between city, country and coastal areas from 2006 to 2011 and compares the characteristics of residents who have moved in this period with those of longer-term residents.

Have your say on the 2016 Census

6 November 2012 | CO/67
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released their initial proposals for the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, and is now inviting Australians to have their say.

Who are Australia's older people?

30 October 2012 | CO/66
In 2011, what proportion of Australia's population were aged 65 or more and how has this changed over time? This article also explores characteristics of Australia's older people.

New 2011 Census data reveals more about Australia

30 October 2012 | CO/65
New data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today has added to the snapshot of Australia revealed by the release of initial Census results in June.

New 2011 Census data reveals more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

30 October 2012 | CO/64
New data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today has added to the snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples revealed by the release of initial Census results in June.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia revealed as 2011 Census data is released

21 June 2012 | CO/63
A comprehensive snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities was revealed today as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the first results of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing...

2011 Census data shows more than 300 ancestries reported in Australia

21 June 2012 | CO/62
Australians have reported identifying with more than 300 ancestries, according to the latest Census of Population and Housing data ...

2011 Census reveals Hinduism as the fastest growing religion in Australia

21 June 2012 | CO/61
2011 Census of Population and Housing data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows more Australians than ever are identifying as having ...

2011 Census shows Asian languages on the rise in Australian households

21 June 2012 | CO/60
The latest Census of Population and Housing data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that more than 300 different languages are spoken ...

2011 Census reveals one in four Australians is born overseas

21 June 2012 | CO/59
Australia’s multicultural landscape is as diverse as ever following the release of 2011 Census of Population and Housing data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics ...

2011 Census data provides a snapshot of Australia’s cultural diversity

21 June 2012 | CO/58
Australia’s richest source of statistical data, the 2011 Census of Population ...

1911-2011 Census data – a record of Australia’s growth and development

21 June 2012 | CO/57
Initial results of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing have been released ...

Australia revealed as 2011 Census data is released

21 June 2012 | CO/56
The changing face of Australia was revealed today as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the first results of the 2011 Census ...

Australia’s 2011 Census data released tomorrow

20 June 2012 | CO/55
Tomorrow the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release the first results of the 2011 Census of Population ...

A reward for your Census

18 June 2012 | CO/54
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is thanking Australia for participating in the 2011 Census of Population and Housing ahead of this Thursday’s release ...

Eight days until the latest snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia revealed

18 June 2012 | CO/53
In just over a week from today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release the first results of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing ...

A snapshot of a nation – Australia’s Census data to be released

12 June 2012 | CO/52
Who are we as a nation?
Next week the results of this country’s largest peace-time logistical operation will be revealed – Australia’s 2011 Census of Population and Housing ...

Last call for eCensus and mailing Census forms

2 September 2011 | CO/51
Monday 5 September is the last opportunity for people to submit their Census form online using eCensus ...

Help us wrap up the 2011 Census

26 August 2011 | CO/50
Most of Australia’s 29,000 Census Collectors are wrapping up after more than a month of delivering and collecting Census forms from households around the country ...

Don't leave your completed Census form outside

12 August 2011 | CO/48
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is reminding Australians not to leave their completed Census forms outside for collection ...

Thank you Australia for shedding some light on Census night

11 August 2011 | CO/47
The Australian Bureau of Statistics thanks Australia for participating in the Census ...

It's fine, you won't be fined

11 August 2011 | CO/46
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is reminding Australians there is still time to accurately complete the 2011 Census ...

Shed some light tonight

9 August 2011 | CO/45
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is reminding everyone in Australia, including residents and overseas tourists, to accurately complete a Census form tonight ...

Parents and their newborns 'heart' Census

5 August 2011 | CO/44
Census night is Tuesday, 9 August 2011 and everyone in Australia will be counted, including parents and their newborn babies ...

2011 Census—even when you're flying

5 August 2011 | CO/43
International tourists and Australians returning from overseas on Tuesday, 9 August 2011 will be included in the Census ...

Census Time Capsule—it's time!

4 August 2011 | CO/42
Everyone counted in the Census on Tuesday, 9 August 2011 can once again choose to have their Census information preserved for 99 years ...

2011 Census—privacy steps

3 August 2011 | CO/41
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has always taken privacy very seriously. Without Australia’s full confidence that their information is safe, the Census couldn’t happen ...

2011 Census—one week to go

2 August 2011 | CO/40
There’s only seven days to go until the 2011 Census, marking 100 years of national Census taking in Australia ...

Census data—believe it or not!

2 August 2011 | CO/39
Forget Ripley’s believe it or not. In the past 100 years Census data has revealed some amazing and quirky facts about Australia ...

2011 Census—shedding some light in Australia's gaols

1 August 2011 | CO/38
On Tuesday, 9 August 2011, the Census is doing gaol time ...

Ships—they're counted too

1 August 2011 | CO/37
Staff and passengers on international cruise ships and tankers docked in Australian waters, and who enter Australia through Customs ...

From The Lodge to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, everyone is counted on Census night

30 July 2011 | CO/36
Census Collectors have begun the mammoth task of distributing 14.2 million Census forms to every person who will be in Australia on Census night ...

2011 Census—don't let your Collector have a 'dog' of a day

30 July 2011 | CO/35
The Australian Bureau of Statistics and the RSPCA are encouraging pet owners to control their pets this Census Collector season ...

29,000 Census Collectors hit the streets of Australia

29 July 2011 | CO/34
Knock knock. Who’s there? The 2011 Census of Population and Housing ...

eCensus—it's open!

28 July 2011 | CO/33
eCensus, the Australian Bureau of Statistics' convenient way to complete the 2011 Census online, is now open ...

Census—did you know?

26 July 2011 | CO/32
This is the 16th Census and marks 100 years of national Census taking in Australia ...

eCensus makes the Census easy

25 July 2011 | CO/31
Australians can now complete their Census form online using eCensus ...

2011 Census—100 years of Census in Antarctica

22 July 2011 | CO/30
Tuesday, 9 August 2011 the Census of Population and Housing marks 100 years of national Census taking in Australia and coincides with the centenary of Australia’s Antarctic exploration ...

2011 Census—shedding some light on a town near you

21 July 2011 | CO/29
Just like the song, the Census goes ‘everywhere man’. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will count communities in all of Australia’s small and isolated towns ...

Wallabies hop on-board to support the 2011 Census

20 July 2011 | CO/28
Australian Rugby Union players, Anthony and Saia Fainga'a, Kurtley Beale, Matt Hodgson and Assistant Coach Jim Williams are encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to self-identify on the Census ...

Not at home Census night?

19 July 2011 | CO/27
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is encouraging everyone in Australia, including those travelling within Australia or working on Census night, Tuesday, 9 August 2011, to accurately complete a Census form ...

Census Inquiry Service—one helpline, a thousand answers

18 July 2011 | CO/26
Do you need help negotiating your Census form? Visit www.abs.gov.au/censushelp or call the Census Inquiry Service on 1300 338 776 ...

Census—what's in it for me?

13 July 2011 | CO/25
The Census of Population and Housing on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, is less than a month away ...

2011 Census—one month to go!

9 July 2011 | CO/24
One month out from Census night, Tuesday 9 August, 2011, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is ready to complete Australia’s largest ever peace time logistical operation ...

2011 Census—celebrating NAIDOC week

4 July 2011 | CO/23
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is encouraging all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to participate in the Census ...

Census head sleeping rough to shed some light on the homeless

15 June 2011 | CO/22
Head of the Population Census program, Paul Lowe, will join other national business and community leaders at St Vincent de Paul’s Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout ...

National Reconciliation Week

26 May 2011 | CO/20
Today’s anniversary of the 1967 referendum, which removed the Constitutional clauses that discriminated against Indigenous Australians, is particularly significant for this year’s Census on 9 August 2011 ...

Census Collector jobs + Centrelink = no worries

3 May 2011 | CO/19
Australians receiving Centrelink payments are being encouraged to apply for a Census Collector job ...

100 days until 100 years of Census taking in Australia

2 May 2011 | CO/18
There’s only 100 days to go until the 2011 Census, marking 100 years of national Census taking in Australia ...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collectors

14 April 2011 | CO/17
Across Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collectors are needed to help the Australian Bureau of Statistics deliver and collect approximately 14.2 million Census forms to Australia’s 9.8 million households ...

Census Collectors—will you be one?

11 April 2011 | CO/16
Nationally the Australian Bureau of Statistics needs 29,000 Census Collectors to help conduct the Census of Population and Housing on 9 August, 2011 ...

Census urges youth to OWN IT!

7 April 2011 | CO/11
Australia’s youth are being urged to OWN IT! when the Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the centenary Census, on Tuesday 9 August, 2011 ...

Shedding some light on youth homelessness

6 April 2011 | CO/10
The Australian Bureau of Statistics and the National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH) have joined forces to shed some light on youth homelessness ...

Census jobs—what an opportunity!

23 February 2011 | CO/08
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is looking for 43,000 people from every pocket of Australia to work on the 2011 Census ...

2011 Census—are you in the picture?

12 February 2011 | CO/07
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ spectacular three-dimensional art work, created at Brisbane’s Queens Street Mall, can now be re-lived online ...

Census Area Supervisors—3,500 job opportunities

10 February 2011 | CO/06
Would you like to combine your passion for the community with a part-time job that helps everyone in Australia?

2011 Census jobs—chalk one up for the Census

9 February 2011 | CO/05
Can you see yourself helping to oversee the distribution and collection of approximately 14.2 million Census forms to Australia’s 9.8 million households?

Year of the rabbit—year of the 2011 Census

3 February 2011 | CO/04
The Australian Bureau of Statistics needs Chinese Area Supervisors who have a passion for their community and would like a part-time job that helps everyone in their neighbourhood ...

Beyond the count—will you be there?

18 January 2011 | CO/03
The Census ‘Beyond the Count’ conference in March will highlight the effective and innovative use of Census data by government, community and private sector organisations, and it’s not too late for you to be involved ...

District managers—a Census job you can count on

14 October 2010 | CO/02
The Australian Bureau of Statistics needs 22 New South Wales District Managers to help oversee the largest peacetime logistical exercise in Australia, the 2011 Census ...

Where will you be on 9 August 2011?

9 August 2010 | CO/01
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Census of Population and Housing will answer this question by counting the nation on 9 August, 2011 ...

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