Every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics counts every person and home in Australia. This is called the Census. The Census is on Tuesday 10 August 2021.
Everyone in Australia should complete the Census including: visa holders, international visitors and international students studying at Australian universities. When filling in the Census, you need to include everyone who is staying in your home on Census night.
The Census form asks questions about things like your age, country of birth, religion, ancestry and background, language used at home, work and education.
Information from the Census helps governments, businesses and not for profit organisations across the country make informed decisions. Community groups use the Census to help plan local services for individuals, families and communities.
The Census data also assists us here at the Transcultural Mental Health Centre and the Multicultural Problem Gambling Service to plan our services now and into the future.
You can’t be identified by the information you share about yourself or your family in the Census. Your personal information is protected by law and isn’t shared with anyone else. This includes other government agencies such as, Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Taxation Office and Centrelink.
You can complete your Census online, by paper, or with help from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. You will receive instructions in the mail about how to complete the Census before the 10 August 2021.
For further information about the Census in your language visit: census.abs.gov.au/help/languages
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