As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card – and the birth of an industry.
Despite the ABS itself saying that collecting data on LGBTIQ+ communities is of ‘national importance’, these questions have been left off the census again — for no good reason.
Census 2021 is no ordinary population survey – it will lay the foundation for Australia’s post-pandemic future.
Ghana’s latest population census offers a window into the contested terrain of population statistics.
As the conversation about race and diversity becomes more common, why haven’t we updated our census to reflect that?
As the deadline looms, it’s important to understand how best to fill out the survey – and why.
Because of the pandemic, we know less about the shape and size of our society than we have for decades.
Who can see your information and why is it important to take part?
Planning for Nigeria’s next census scheduled for 2021 must address critical issues.
Most methods of determining whether electoral maps are fair require a lot of math and some tough computation. But there is an easier way.
Refugees hinder the US economy, the Trump administration has said as it cuts refugee admissions to record lows. But data show that they boost economies, revive neighborhoods and expand tax bases.
Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
When voters in November pick among the candidates for state legislatures, they are choosing the people who will make the new electoral maps for congressional elections.
The census will likely count fewer Black Americans, Indigenous peoples, Asian Americans and Americans of Hispanic or Latino origin than there actually are.
Australia lacks a coherent national approach to planning where settlement and growth happens. It’s time to take stock of our cities and regions and work together to improve outcomes across the nation.
An accurate census requires good data in and good data out. With the 2020 census, the US has unprecedented challenges with both.
Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.
Black and immigrant communities in Canada are more vulnerable to COVID-19.
Emily Klancher Merchant, a historian of science and technology at the University of California at Davis, shares some of the most interesting stories behind the 2020 census questionnaire
African Americans, young children and rural Americans are a few of the groups at risk of being undercounted in this year’s census.