Damaging and expensive or just common sense: we look at all the ways postal surveys should and shouldn't be used in the future.
The typical Australian is a 38-year-old married woman, according to the ABS, but is that just indicative of those who filled out the census?
The census was the canary in the coal mine -- there should be some basic training and testing before other government services go online, says PM's cybersecurity guru.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says your census data is protected by legislation. And since no one would be mad enough to elect a crazy despot, it will be fine.
The ABS says a high response rate to the 2016 census means its data is clean. Not so, writes former Australian Statistician Bill McLennan.
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On the Census Marilyn Chapple writes: Re. “ABS denies census is in crisis, with one in five forms still missing” (Friday). Maybe there is an explanation for many of the missing census forms. I have received four census forms. Three were posted, with three different logins, to three different versions of my address, which is a dual occupancy […]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is reportedly struggling to find field staff to collect the outstanding forms before the September 23 deadline.