Preparing for Census 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a plan for how it will conduct the 2021 Census, which it says will be mostly digital, rather than traditional paper forms.

Planning for the 2021 Census outlines how the ABS will make it easy to participate, and also protect personal information.

“The 2021 Census will continue the ABS legacy of providing trusted, contemporary information relied on by governments, businesses and the community for important decisions such as updating electoral boundaries, funding for states and territories, and planning for healthcare, education, infrastructure and community services,” Australian Statistician David Kalisch said.

While the ABS will in 2021 have a predominantly digital Census, including an online form, website information and assistance to help people participate, paper forms will also be readily available.