2021 Australian census

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The 2021 Australian census, simply called the 2021 Census, was the eighteenth national Census of Population and Housing in Australia. The 2021 Census took place on 10 August 2021, and was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).[1][2] The total population of the Commonwealth of Australia was counted as 25,422,788 – an increase of 8.6 per cent or 2,020,896 people over the previous 2016 census.[3]

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2021 Census

 2016 10 August 2021 (2021-08-10) 2026 

General information
Census topics
  • Location
  • Sex and gender
  • Households and families
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Income and work
  • Unpaid work and care
  • Education and training
  • Disability and carers
  • Cultural diversity
  • Religion
Trial census27 October 2020
AuthorityAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Total population25,422,788 (Increase 8.6%)
Most populous state or territoryNew South Wales
Least populous state or territoryJervis Bay Territory

Results from the 2021 census were released to the public on 28 June 2022 from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website. A small amount of additional 2021 census data will be released in October 2022 and in 2023.[4] Australia's next census is scheduled to take place in 2026.