1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 56), May 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/03/2006   
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How Australia Takes a Census

Australia's fifteenth Census of Population and Housing will be held on 8 August 2006. The Census is the largest statistical collection undertaken by the ABS and one of the most important.

The publication
How Australia Takes a Census (ABS cat. no. 2903.0) describes the history of the Census, how the 2006 Census was planned, how it will be conducted and processed, and the type of products and services that will be available following the Census.

A copy of the 2006 Census Household form questionnaire and a guide are included to help users understand why we ask for certain data.

You'll also find examples of how Census information is used to build a better Australia.

A very useful publication for general interest and a good reference guide for Census data users. Find out more by downloading it for free from the ABS web site.

The April 2006 issue of the Local Government and ABS Newsletter includes:

  • What is the population in your area?
  • Recent improvements to the ABS Web Site
  • New industry classification ANZSIC 2006
  • 2005-06 Agriculture Census - measuring the agricultural production in your area