About the Census
The Census is the largest form of information gathering conducted in Australia – it tells us about our way of life and helps us plan for the future
August 9 is Census night. It's our moment to pause and play a role in shaping the future of Australia.
Our Service Charter explains what you can expect from us. It includes our obligations, your rights and what to do if you’re not satisfied with our service.
By law Census information is kept strictly private and confidential. The confidentiality of your data is protected by the Census and Statistics Act 1905 and the Privacy Act 1988.
The results from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing will be released from mid-2017.