On 16 November 2020, the ABS published the 2021 Census topics and data release schedule.
The publication outlines what information will be collected in the 2021 Census and when, what and how the data will be released.
We conducted extensive public and stakeholder consultation to finalise the Census topics for 2021.
We have introduced new questions in the 2021 Census; the first significant changes to questions collected in the Census since 2006.
Changes to existing questions have also been made to ensure the Census continues to be relevant to the community.
These include a non-binary option to the sex question and improved collection of language and ancestry data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.