Experience the Census for yourself

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), in partnership with Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, has officially launched The Census Experience Exhibition in Canberra.

The interactive touring exhibition allows visitors to engage, interact and explore data collected in the Census of Population and Housing in a personal, fun and engaging way.

The sixteenth Census took place on Tuesday, 9 August 2011 and marked 100 years of national Census taking in Australia.

The exhibition allows the ABS to tell the story of Australia through Census data, helping communities to understand how the Census has impacted on their lives throughout history.

Four interactive exhibits dissect and showcase local, state and territory and Australian data, based on user interaction and inputs, including age, sex, occupation, ancestry, country of birth, language spoken at home, religion, method of travel to work and dwelling structure.

The exhibition is open to the public and will be at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra until the end of June, before embarking on a national tour.