Personal or household paper form:
Personal and household paper forms are physical forms which respondents completed and posted back to the ABS via Australia Post.
People who wanted to keep their Census responses private from others in the household could request a personal paper form via the Census website and mail their responses back individually. Personal forms are also used in non-private dwellings and in large households.
Personal or household Eform:
Personal and household Eforms are electronic versions of the Census forms which respondents completed and submitted online via the Census website.
Other form types:
Other form types are comprised of other physical personal and household forms such as the special short form and the interviewer household form. These forms were completed by an ABS field officer on behalf of a person or household and were returned to the ABS via Australia Post.
ABS field officers used the special short form to record responses for people experiencing homelessness.
People living in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities had the option to provide information directly to an ABS field officer or they could complete their own paper or online form. If information was provided to an ABS field officer, an interviewer household form was used to record the responses.