Shortcuts / 04 August 2021


The Census is a massive national survey taken by the Australia Bureau of Statistics – the ABS – that counts every single person and household in Australia. Census night is just around the corner on the 10 August – and by the way, it is compulsory – so given you’ll all be getting involved… In this Shortcut, we’ll take you through just what the Census is and why it’s important its history, and what we can expect for Census 2021.

Squiz recommends:

Census website

Census helpline: 1800 512 441

ABS Instagram

What the religion question in the census really measures‘ – Sydney Morning Herald 

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