2008.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Nature and Content, Australia, 2016  
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Information gathered from this topic records an individual's formal registered marital status.

The Census is the only regular and reliable source of data from which the registered marital status of the Australian resident population can be established and thus determine the rates of marriage and divorce.


A question on marital status has been included in all Censuses.


The following question is from the paper 2016 Census Household Form.

Image: question 6 from the paper 2016 Census Household Form.