Census

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10 Jul 2017

With the first major release of 2016 census data, it’s possible to take a detailed look at the latest population density numbers in Melbourne. This post will explore how and where Melbourne’s density is increasing by comparing data from the 2006, 2011, and 2016 censuses.

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Commentary

05 Jul 2017

In the broad picture, the 2016 census has confirmed things we already knew about ourselves. But burrow down into the detail, and you’ll find much that will surprise you.

The key themes are well-known. Australians are getting older: almost five million of us are now over sixty, and almost...

Briefing paper

29 Jun 2017

This visual summary of results from the 2016 Census looks at population growth in regional areas.

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Commentary

27 Jun 2017

The great Australia dream of owning your own home is still alive despite the various problems plaguing housing affordability, new Census data shows. Even though the overall home ownership trend remains strong, it’s masking other issues.

The latest 2016 Census data assesses what the...

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Report

27 Jun 2017

In August 2016, following Census night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics made a decision to establish an Independent Assurance Panel (the Panel) to provide assurance and transparency of 2016 Census data quality. The Panel was tasked with reviewing the 2016 Census data, having considered...

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Research report

20 Mar 2017

Temporary entrants are an important and growing part of the Australian population, with the latest available figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) showing close to 1.2 million temporary visa holders in the country as at 30 June 2016. This includes over 400,000...

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Video interview

28 Nov 2016

With the recent tabling of the Senate Economics report on the eCensus shutdown, the Prime Minister's Cyber Security adviser, Alastair MacGibbon discusses the key lessons learnt, reinforcing the government's continuing pursuit of digitalisation, but warned that relying on formal compliance...

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Research report

24 Nov 2016

The Australian Government’s new paradigm of online engagement and services for Australians is not coming. It’s already here.

Government’s response to the eCensus events of 9 August 2016 provides an opportunity to change the conversation about cyber security: to one of trust and confidence...

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Research report

24 Nov 2016

On 31 August 2016, the Senate referred the 2016 Census to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2016. The terms of reference include the following matters:

The 2016 Census, with particular reference to:

a) the preparation, administration...

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Audio podcast

31 Aug 2016

In a rare good news story for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia’s Specialist Advisor, Digital Accessibility, undertook an accessibility review of the 9 August 2016 Census, and found that the online survey form was largely accessible to people with a...

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Audio program

12 Aug 2016

Over 400,000 households have completed the online Census since the website was restored yesterday afternoon. The chief statistician of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, says new security measures have been put in place in the wake of Tuesday's 'denial of service' attack and...

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Article

10 Aug 2016

Many Australians were unable to complete the Census on August 9 due to the Census website failing.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) chief statistician has blamed a deliberate ‘denial of service attack’ for the failure.

Like many government information systems, the Census...

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Audio program

10 Aug 2016

Last night, the national census ended in disaster, after the Australian Bureau of Statistics website crashed, leaving millions of frustrated people unable to lodge their census forms.

The bureau's chief statistician, David Kalisch, says the site was taken down after four separate cyber...

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Article

03 Aug 2016

On August 9, most of the Australian population will complete the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Census night comes less than a week after national Homelessness Week, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of homeless people. With that in mind, the week’s theme this year is ‘...

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Article

06 Apr 2016

By linking censuses through time or by combining other information with the census, many more important policy questions can be answered than if we used one dataset alone.

Summary
Former Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) head Bill McLennan renewed the debate...

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Briefing paper

09 Mar 2016

Provides a better understanding of the nature of internal fraud against the Commonwealth, and the personal background details of those alleged to have committed the deception.

Foreword:
Fraud against the Commonwealth is defined as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit...

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Research report

03 Nov 2015

This is a large-scale study that explores young people's use of the full range of media and technology. It offers a comprehensive picture of the use of media by kids, age 8 to 18 in the U.S., including the level of enjoyment, frequency of use, and amount of time devoted to a wide array of media...

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Research report

09 Sep 2015

Abstract

Populations change and grow through time. Keeping track of this change and associated improvements or worsening in outcomes is a key role for statistical agencies and researchers, and is necessary for an informed and evidence-based policy debate. This is no truer...

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Research report

10 Jul 2015

In partnership with the Department of Industry and Science, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is developing an enduring firm level statistical asset that will increase the capacity of the research community to undertake firm level analysis of micro-economic drivers of performance,...

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Research report

02 Jun 2015

This report charts the growth taking place in the purpose built student accommodation sector.

Executive summary

As at November 2014, Australia had 74,482 places in university colleges, halls of residence and 100 plus bed commercial student accommodation sites....

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