2008.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Nature and Content, Australia, 2016  
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The first round of 2016 Census information will be released on Tuesday, 11 April, providing a preview of 2016 results and giving insight into what makes the 'typical' Australian in 2016, at the National and State and Territory level.

Following this, the results of the Census held on August 9 2016 will be released in 2017 in two main stages.

The first data from the 2016 Census will be released from 27 June 2017. The data will cover a wide range of Census topics and be presented in a variety of ways to cater for the needs of different users. Data will be released for almost all geographies for place of enumeration and place of usual residence.

Data regarding employment, qualifications and population mobility is scheduled to be released from October 2017. The complex nature of this data means that it requires extra time to be processed.

More information regarding the release schedule of 2016 Census data can be found in the Census Dictionary, 2016 (cat. no. 2901.0).

The lists below show when data related to each Census topic will be released. Each topic will have a number of data items associated with it.

JUNE 2017

Residential status in non-private dwelling
Registered marital status
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin
Usual residence at Census time
Australian citizenship
Country of birth
Year of arrival in Australia
Country of birth of parents
Main language other than English spoken at home
Proficiency in spoken English
Religious Affiliation
Need for assistance
Attendance at an educational institution
Highest year of schooling completed
Number of children ever born
Unpaid work
Address on Census night
Family relationship (and Social marital status)
Number of motor vehicles garaged
Number of bedrooms
Tenure type
Landlord type
Housing costs
Dwelling internet connection
Dwelling structure
Location of private dwelling
Type of non-private dwelling


Internal migration (address of usual residence 1 year ago and 5 years ago)
Non-school qualification
Labour force status
Status in employment
Public or private employer indicator
Workplace address (Journey to work)
Industry of employment
Hours worked
Method of travel to work