2007.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Topic Directions, 2021  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/11/2018   
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Topics have been organised into the following broad themes:

  • Population
  • Households and families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Income and work
  • Unpaid work and care
  • Education and training
  • Disability and carers
  • Housing
  • Location
  • Transport
  • Cultural diversity
  • Health
  • Other topics.

Each theme includes further discussion on topics, both current and proposed, which generated significant interest from stakeholders. Information is provided on the case for change and plans for additional work with stakeholders, research and testing to assist in prioritising final recommendations for topics for the 2021 Census.

Two proposed topics, ‘Australian Defence Force service’ and ‘Sexual orientation’, are discussed under the Other topics theme.

Topic suggestions which did not present a strong case for inclusion when assessed against the criteria are listed in the Overview of public consultation section. There will be no further work on these topics.