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Five things you should know about this year’s census
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Five things you should know about this year’s census

The national survey gives the most detailed snapshot of our society, showing us who we are, where we live and much more.

  • by Craig Butt

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‘Stats nerd’ Leigh in dream job on the eve of census

‘Stats nerd’ Leigh in dream job on the eve of census

Economics academic turned Assistant Minister for Treasury Andrew Leigh says he’s been training for 20 years for this job of overseeing the census.

  • by Rachel Clun
‘Garbage data’: ABS under fire over ‘non-binary’ census question

‘Garbage data’: ABS under fire over ‘non-binary’ census question

Advocates have called a “non-binary” option in the 2021 census a “useless hybrid” that conflated people who are transgender and intersex.

  • by Matthew Knott
From the Archives, 1997: Found, 20,000 phantom Victorians

From the Archives, 1997: Found, 20,000 phantom Victorians

Twenty-five years ago, the results of the Census uncovered almost 20,000 Victorians who as little as three months prior were thought not to exist. The results are proved that the ‘great migration’ of Victorians north to Queensland was slowing rapidly.

  • by Paul Chamberlin
The Rolls-Royce of hand cleaners
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The Rolls-Royce of hand cleaners

Hard-pressed to rein in the streaming thoughts.

Second-best hits the spot
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Second-best hits the spot

Where messages to the past and to the future cross paths.

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From the Archives, 1982: A female majority in Australia after 193 years

From the Archives, 1982: A female majority in Australia after 193 years

On March 31, 1982, the results of the census were announced, and for the first time since white settlement females outnumbered males in Australia.

  • by Russel Barton and Simon Balderstone
Gay parents frustrated by ‘biased’ father and mother question in census

Gay parents frustrated by ‘biased’ father and mother question in census

Same-sex parents say the census doesn’t represent the diversity of modern Australia after being asked for details about their children’s mother and father.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Fines can apply for laggard census households in lockdown

Fines can apply for laggard census households in lockdown

Families in locked down areas who failed to fill out the census on Tuesday night should prepare to find a letter from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in their mailbox.

  • by Jennifer Duke
These directions sound like gutter talk
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These directions sound like gutter talk

While Nilon queries the Nylex.

Switch off the Netflix folks, there’s a better way to spend your lockdown tonight
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Switch off the Netflix folks, there’s a better way to spend your lockdown tonight

You should fill out your census (and feel good about it).

  • by Jessica Irvine