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ABS encouraging everyone to complete their Census

Media Release
Released
9/08/2021

With just one day to go before Census night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is reminding everyone that they can complete their Census early.

The ABS estimates it has received 2,388,009 forms in the 2021 Census as of Monday 9 August at 8.00am.

This tally is up from the 1,023,561 Census forms received on 4 August.

Today’s tally is based on forms submitted online through the Census Digital Service 2,347,798 and paper forms received by the ABS 40,211.

The tally for each state and territory is available in the table below. 

Andrew Henderson, Census Executive Director and National Spokesperson said, “Thanks to everyone who has already completed early. We’re encouraging everyone who hasn’t yet completed their Census to take the opportunity to complete it today as soon as you can.”

The Census form tally below includes household online and paper forms received by the ABS as of Monday 9 August. The rate at which forms are received will differ across states and territories due to the different levels of paper forms provided across Australia and different delivery timeframes.

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State breakdown

State/Territory

Household forms submitted (online & paper)

New South Wales

806,640

Victoria

672,557

Queensland

419,415

South Australia

147,563

Western Australia

229,879

Tasmania

40,074

Northern Territory

12,726

Australian Capital Territory

49,684

*The tally for Australia is greater than the sum of all states and territories due to forms that are yet to be categorised to a particular state or territory.

Further information about communicating Census participation is available on the media hub backgrounder.

Media notes

Media notes          

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