2016 Australian census

The 2016 Australian census was the seventeenth national population census held in Australia.[1] The census was officially conducted with effect on Tuesday, 9 August 2016. The total population of the Commonwealth of Australia was counted as 23,401,892 – an increase of 8.8 per cent or 1,894,175 people since the 2011 census.[2] Norfolk Island joined the census for the first time in 2016, adding 1,748 to the population.

2016 Census

 2011 9 August 2016 (2016-08-09) 2021 

General information
AuthorityAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Websiteabs.gov.au (2016)
Total population23,401,892 ( 8.8%)
Most populous state/territoryNew South Wales (7,480,228)
Least populous state/territoryJervis Bay (391)

The ABS annual report revealed that there were $24 million additional expenses accrued due to the outage on the census website.[3]

Results from the 2016 census were available to the public on 11 April 2017, from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website, two months earlier than for any previous census. The second release of data occurred on 27 June 2017 and a third data release was from 17 October 2017.[4][5] Australia's next census took place in 2021.

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