2089.0 - Planning the 2021 Census, Australia  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/09/2019  First Issue
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Product and services review


Throughout 2019, the ABS is seeking ideas from data users on improvements to, or on new Census products and services to meet emerging needs. Information on proposed Census data products and services will be published on our website from 2020.

Geographic boundaries

Census data will be released using the 2021 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). For information on any geographic changes since 2016 see the ABS Geography Portal.

The Census will record the actual location where each person stayed on Census night, which is known as ‘place of enumeration basis’. As in 2016 and 2011, products from the 2021 Census will be released based on the area where people usually live (place of usual residence), with a limited release based on the ‘place of enumeration’ area.

Comprehensive material will be published to support the use of Census data.