2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/08/2016
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The collection of names and addresses in the Census is a critical part of ensuring the quality and value of the Census.
Addresses are collected in the Census for a number of reasons, including:
Following a consultation process and Privacy Impact Assessment, the ABS made the decision to retain the names and addresses collected on 2016 Census forms for up to 4 years. Addresses will be separated from the names, and only used to verify address information obtained from other data sources, enabling more efficient surveys and the creation of richer and more valuable statistics for Australians.
See also Confidentiality, Census Time Capsule, Name and Address Retention, Internal migration, Place of Enumeration, Place of Work (POWP), Usual residence.