How Australians are getting older – census data reveals all

Results of the latest national census have revealed we're a fast-changing nation as Australians are getting older – with one in six people now aged over 65.


Scammers are using the Census to fleece people of their details

Callers claiming to be from the Australian Bureau of Statistics are using the Census to swindle personal information from unsuspecting Australians.


Who’s to blame for the bungled Census?

With the 2016 Census debacle declared to be over, attention now turns to who was responsible for the epic failure that inconvenienced millions of Australians.


Census 2016: ABS phone lines jammed with call for paper forms

With less than a week to go until Census night on 9 August, you should have received your online access codes but what if you don't have internet access?

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Census 2016: Boycotters would face fines

Census boycott talks are on the rise, as privacy groups demand that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reverse its plans to retain names and addresses from the Census. But the ABS warns that those who abstain will face fines.


Average Australian doesn’t exist

According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the ‘average Australian’ is a 37-year-old woman, but she doesn’t exist.