7 myths about the Census you probably didn’t know
With the Census happening across Australia tonight, here’s a few things that might trip you up.
If you’ve streamed every TV show on Netflix this lockdown, then you’re in for a treat, because this August 10 (tonight), comes a one-night-only entertainment extravaganza - the Census.
This night of nights only happens once every five years, when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) requires every household to fill out the form at the same time, on the same day to give the most accurate snapshot of our nation.
In general terms, the Census is the most in-depth survey in the country, asking specific questions about the religious, cultural and financial circumstances of everyone inside your home on the night as a way of finding out what our households look like.
But given the first Census was conducted in 1911 (happy 110th birthday Census!), do you really know everything about it? Here’s eight myths you’re probably unaware of.