Privacy at the ABS
The ABS collects personal information for analysis and production of statistics, and to help manage and operate our business. Your information makes it possible for us to produce meaningful statistics that can tell the real story of Australia, its economy and its people. Your cooperation in our surveys is vital to ensure that people like you are properly represented in this story.
We only collect the information we need to do our business. We regularly review our processes to make sure the information we collect is protected in the best possible ways.
We have two privacy policies:
The ABS has two APP5 collection notices for the 2021 Census of Population and Housing: Collection Notices
Privacy Impact Assessments
We conduct Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) to better understand the impact of our business activities on your privacy. This includes when we change how your personal information will be handled. PIAs help the ABS design processes and manage change to keep your information safe.
The Privacy Impact Assessment Register contains a list of our statistical PIAs.
ABS website security
The ABS uses secure HTTPS connections for all of its websites. HTTPS is used to secure and protect personal or identifiable information which may be entered by customers on our contact forms and survey account forms. Customers can enjoy the wealth of data and information provided by the ABS, secure in the knowledge that any personal information is protected.
Our privacy policies outline how we respond to privacy queries and complaints, and explain how to access and correct your personal information.
Phone: National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
Post: Privacy Officer
Policy and Legislation Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Locked Bag 10
Belconnen ACT 2617
Please contact us for a hard copy of this policy