Have your say on Australia’s 2021 Census topics

The five-yearly Census provides critical data and information to support important Australian decisions by governments, community organisations, businesses and individuals.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is reviewing the information collected in the 2021 Census of Population and Housing to ensure it best informs Australia's important decisions.

A public consultation is seeking input from data users, community groups and organisations on their data needs and the most useful information to collect in the 2021 Census.

Population and Social Statistics General Manager Dr Paul Jelfs said: "It's important that our nation's largest statistical collection remains relevant and meets users' needs.

"Submissions can be easily made via the ABS consultation hub."

Submissions on 2021 Census topics close on 30 June.

The ABS will assess any changes suggested through the submission process based on evidence and demonstrated need. Following analysis, the ABS will publish preliminary findings from this consultation process then make recommendations to the Australian Government.

Details on how to participate, including instructions for making your submission and frequently asked questions are available online.

The Census of Population and Housing: Consultation on Content 2021 publication provides detailed information on the topics.

For access to the latest Census data, please visit www.abs.gov.au/census.