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Census FAQs
 

Q. What is the Census and why do we have one?
Q. How do I find out more about the Census?


Q. What is the Census and why do we have one?

A.
The Census of Population and Housing is the largest statistical operation undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It aims to accurately measure the number of people in Australia on Census Night, their key characteristics, and the dwellings in which they live.

Census information is used by all sections of the community, from state and federal government to town planners, community groups, students, large and small businesses.


Q. How do I find out more about the Census?


A.
More information about the Census can be found at the Census home page.


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