Australia’s population is rising, but is there anything you can do about it?
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Australia’s population data is outdated and incomplete
The population figures published by the Bureau of Statistics have changed over time.
The 2016 Census was conducted before the 2017 Census was released, which was completed in February 2018.
This means that the 2016 population figures for Australia have been used for years, even before they were published in the 2016 Census.
The latest Census is now available, so it’s worth checking back.
1 of 3 Next: What to know about Australia’s census, and the data that mattersThe following data is available in the ABS Census of Population and Housing, which is published every five years.
For the 2016 census, data from the ABS National Household Survey was used, while the ABS Australian Community Survey was also used.
For more information on Australia’s Census, and to find out what data matters to you, visit the Census of Australia homepage