2011.0 - Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Proposed Products and Services, 2016  
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What is it?

This publication outlines how the 2016 Census will be conducted.

There are two broad objectives that underpin the Census:

    • to accurately measure the number and key characteristics of people in Australia on Census night and the dwellings in which they live, and
    • to provide timely, high quality and relevant data for small geographic areas and small population groups.

This publication describes the history of the Census, the process by which the 2016 Census was planned, the way it will be conducted and processed and the type of output that will be available.

Who is it for?

This publication is a useful reference guide for anyone interested in what the Census is and how it is conducted.

When will it be available?

How Australia Takes a Census (cat. no. 2903.0) will be published on the ABS website in March 2016.