Value of the Census

An independent report by Lateral Economics found benefits of Census substantially outweigh its cost

Lateral Economics has released an independent valuation of the Australian Census, which found that for every $1 invested in the Census, $6 of value was generated to the Australian economy.

The report, Valuing the Australian Census, concludes that Census data plays a critical role in improving Australia’s economic and social infrastructure.

The summary report contains an overview and the full report contains comprehensive information about the economic model and approach used to determine the value of the Australian Census. 

Summary report by Lateral Economics on the value of the Australian Census

Full report by Lateral Economics on the value of the Australian Census