Articles on Census 2016

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Slow but steady decline in home ownership continues as 23.6% of all Australian households now rent privately. David Gray/Reuters

Home ownership remains strong in Australia but it masks other problems: Census data

The latest 2016 Census data assesses what the national home ownership and rental rates are and how these vary location. It also gives us a picture of mortgage and rental costs.
If enough people from a particular group don’t complete the Census, it can disrupt the data. Shutterstock

Forget the Census undercount, what matters is bias

If the response rate to the 2016 Census is lower than expected, it could compromise our ability to draw meaningful information from the data.
The federal government says the census website was not attacked or hacked, and no data was lost. Joel Carrett/AAP

Turnbull to Australians: your census data is safe despite attack

The government is seeking to reassure Australians their census data is secure, after the ABS was forced to take down the site on Tuesday night to ensure data was protected.

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