2015.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Selected Social and Housing Characteristics, Australia, 2001  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/06/2002  Reissue
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June 13, 2002
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
First results from 2001 Census to be released June 17

The first results from the 2001 Census, will officially be released back to the community next week at a national launch on Monday, June 17, 2002 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


Who: The Australian Statistician, Dennis Trewin, and Social researcher and author, Hugh Mackay as special guest speaker.

What: A national launch to return the first results from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to the community.

When: Monday, June 17, 2002 at 10.00am (EST)

Where: The ABS Data Processing Centre, 45 Jones St, Ultimo Sydney

Why: The 2001 Census of Population and Housing was held on Tuesday 7 August last year and is a comprehensive snapshot of Australia. It provides a primary source of information used by a wide range of government and non-government organisations alike in planning for the future.

Vision opportunities: Besides the speeches and interview prospects a number of special presentations will be made to key organisations who rely on the census results to plan for Australia's future.

File footage showing data processing, census form destruction and census collectors at work will be distributed to media this week. High resolution images will be made available through AAP on the day.

Media information: A comprehensive information kit including the publication Selected Social and Housing Characteristics, Australia (cat. no. 2015.0) will be available at the launch. A vast array of detailed 2001 Census data down to local areas, will also be available on this site.

This is a major news story. For the first time the ABS has arranged a lock-up. Only major media were able to be invited due to limited space, and primary allocations have been made. There remains some places so if you want to be there, please advise Steve Dangaard today (on the numbers below). Media access to the launch is still available even if you are not in the lock-up.

Please note: A separate media event will be held in all other capital cities at the same time as the national launch.