The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency collecting, analysing and publishing data to inform the country’s important decisions on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters.
The Census of Population and Housing is a critical source of information collected every five years about Australians and the way we live. The information is used to shape Australia’s services and infrastructure needs, like locating health, education and transport services where they are needed.
The Census allows us to understand the cultural, economic and social diversity of our communities, providing information about the population across small geographic areas.
In preparation for 2021 Census, the ABS, under the Digital Service Standard (DSS) process, engaged ThoughtWorks for the Alpha phase to design and test the online Census form with Australian users.