2021 Census Information

Published on Thursday, 29 July 2021 at 11:43:36 AM

This year, the census will take place on Tuesday, August 10.

The Census is the most comprehensive snapshot of the country and tells the story of how we are changing. It includes around 10 million households and over 25 million people. Census data tells us about the economic, social and cultural make-up of the country.

Everyone in Australia must take part in the Census and your answers must be about where you are on census night.

Governments and businesses use the information to:

  • Make important decisions about transport, schools, health care, roads and buildings
  • Help plan local services for individuals, families and communities

Paper forms will be delivered in late July for residents to complete the Census as required. 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will keep your personal information safe and secure. Organisations can’t access any personal information you include on your Census form. This includes government departments and direct marketing companies.

For more information regarding the 2021 Census, visit: https://census.abs.gov.au/