Review of 2021 Census topics

What did the ABS public consultation process involve?

The 2007.0 Census of Population and Housing: Consultation on Topics, 2021 provides important details on: 
    • what information is collected in the Census;
    • what stakeholders told us prior to public consultation; and
    • what was the criteria for deciding what to collect; and
    • what was the process for making a submission.
The ABS released the Census of Population and Housing: Topic Directions 2021 ( on 14 November 2018 which provides information on:
  • the consultation process and the key topic areas people addressed in their submissions;
  • what additional information the ABS is considering to collect;
  • what information might not be collected in the next Census; and
  • next steps to inform our recommendation to Government.