Value of the Australian Census


An independent report by Lateral Economics finds 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 of Lateral Economics' approach to the assessment and key findings

Download PDF - Lateral Economics summary report on the value of the Australian Census

The full Lateral Economics, value of the Australian Census, report contains comprehensive information about the economic model and approach used to determine Australia's Population and Housing Census value.

Download PDF - Lateral Economics report on the value of the Australian Census