One hundred years of working on the Census focuses on the history of Census collectors and other workers, and offers an enjoyable read for anyone who likes the occasional look at history.
It is the the first article in the online series Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census. Further articles will be released progressively and cover topics about the history of the Australian Census, contemporary society and the trends that affect the lives of Australian people. It begins with several historical articles released in 2011, focussing on 100 years of the Census from 1911 to 2011. Analytical articles based on 2011 census data will be released from June 2012.
Further articles will be advertised on the Census homepage and available at www.abs.gov.au/census