2020-21 Agricultural Census consultations set to begin

The Bureau of Statistics is soliciting local government involvement in consultations on the content proposed for collection in the 2020-21 Agricultural Census.

The census is undertaken every five years to provide benchmark national, state, and sub-state data to inform Australian agriculture.

The starting point for consultation is a proposed reduction in content (in comparison to previous censuses) to reduce the reporting burden on farmers whilst maintaining the quality of statistics produced.

An intention to make a submission must be flagged with the ABS by 24 June.  

Contact Michaela Cook, Assistant Director 2020-21 Agricultural Census Planning (michaela.cook@abs.gov.au, ph 07 3222 6209) with any queries about the consultation process.