Shake-up of census
AUSTRALIANS will no longer have one night only to fill out next year’s census.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says the national survey of households on August 10, 2021, can be done online, via a mobile or on paper as soon as people receive the instructions.
Statistician David Gruen said if Australians knew who would be at home that night, they could complete the form when it suited them. New questions on health conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, and Australian Defence Force service will be added. Questions about internet access will be removed.