Looking past the headline Census figures, we see divergences between rural and urban Indigenous populations, and the young and old.
The latest census data confirm it's become more difficult for New Zealanders living in Australia to become citizens.
In a nation labelled secular, many of our elected representatives have strong religious ties, and this affects they way they the country is run.
The two major sources of data show conflicting trends on income inequality.
Do Muslim couples in Australia have 'on average 4.5 children' while other couples have '1.5 children'? Could Australia have a 'Muslim majority' in 'a couple' of generations? Let's check the evidence.
A tax on empty homes will make a modest difference to housing affordability. The sheer wastefulness of our housing system calls for something much more ambitious.
The census needs to count people who identify as having a disability, as well as those who require government support.
The census mostly delivered a good news story on Indigenous Australian outcomes, but it is unclear to what extent this correlates to improved lives for Indigenous families.
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.
There has been a decrease in the proportion of Australians who are married, and an increase in co-habitation of both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
The changing pattern of the diversity of religious identities is one indicator of a society’s degree of multicultural composition. On this measure, Australia is among the most diverse.
The 2016 Census reveals that Australia is becoming much more diverse – in terms of language, country of birth, Indigenous status, and religion.
Today’s release of data from the 2016 Census allows us to identify some of Australians' more common characteristics, how they vary across states and territories, and how they are changing over time.
The latest Census shows Australians spend between five and 14 hours a week on unpaid domestic work, but it's women who suffer the most from this.
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 University of Canberra's acting vice-chancellor Frances Shannon and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
A furious Malcolm Turnbull has made it clear he wants heads to roll over the census debacle.
The evidence the Census servers suffered a DDoS attack is weak. A simpler explanation is that they buckled under load of Australians filling out their Census forms as asked.
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.
Even without a DDoS attack, the 2016 Census may have failed due to the ABS making a rudimentary statistical error.