The census is a method to track the population of a specific country; this method of population registry
has been in use since ancient times. The Australian census takes place every five years, and the last
one (Australia's 17th national Census of Population and Housing) took place six months ago, on August 9, 2016
while the previous one conducted five years earlier, and was held on August 9, 2011. The expectation is that the
next one (according to current plans) will take place during the month of August 2021, more than 4 years from today.
In Australia, there is a clear requirement for all households to answer all questions in the census
questionnaire which aims to collect information about personal details, like: age, address, marital status,
number of children, monthly salary and even the person's religion in order to perform statistical
calculations and estimates for the future of the continent population.
counts all people that spend the time in Australia, excluding diplomats and their families, and allows the
government to know exactly if Australia has a positive or negative growth in terms of its own population.
The First Census
The Australia's first census was held, almost 200 years ago. The first census took place during November
1828, its location was in the colony of New South Wales. The next census took place in 1881, and later
on, in 1901, and from then it was decided that the next ones will take place after 10 years, thus, in 1911 and 1921.
The First Electronic Census
After the 1921 census, it was subsequently conducted in 1933, in 1947, in 1954, and since 1961 the census took
place every five years (and not every 10 years), and this tradition continues up till today. In summary the
Australian regular census began in 1961, although the first one took place more than a century ago.
Since the year of 1901, census the population has risen dramatically and in 1901 the population was counted as
3,773,801 and according to the Australian national archives. One hundred and five years later, the 2006
Australian census counted 19,855,288 people and 206,358 oversea visitors, thus you can understand that
all together we are talking here about a little bit more than 20 Million
and the number continued to raise, and according to the numbers that were published at the end of the second quarter
of 2016 the estimation of the Australian population was just a little bit more than 24.5 million people (An increase
of more than 10% from the last, 2011 census).
The data that has been collected breaks down gender, age and race, and also presents the median age, average
children per family, and even median weekly household income. The numbers for the last, 2011 Australian
census were higher, and counted 21,507,717 people, almost equally divided between men and women:
10,634,013 males counted and, 10,873,704 females.
Census of 2011
showed an 8.3% increase from the census took place in 2006, where Western Australia Queensland had the
biggest increase in population, 14.3% and 11.0% accordingly. The Northern Territory had a 9.9% increase and
Victoria had 8.5% increase, the three territories with the smallest change in population were New South Wales
with 5.6% increase, South Australia with 5.4% increase, and Tasmania with only 4% increase (The Australian
Capital Territory, although with the smallest population had an impressive 10.2% increase in its population
between the years, 2006 and 2011).
In 2006 the first electronic census ("eCensus" option), also called the online census, was given to people in
Australia. This allowed
to fill out their information online instead of having to deal with the traditional paper forms.
Which Information Is Available To The Public?
Not many people know that only 8.4% of households in Australia chose to use the online option.
As it seems now, the last online Census consisted of a lot more households, the anticipation to reach around
35% of the households in Australia was fulfilled.
When filling out the Census information, people give their address, their name, their age, race and how many
people live in the household.
Using The Australian National Archives
Despite participation being mandatory, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the last 2006
of population and housing 2.2% of the households did not participate in the Census and that resulted in an
attempt at 250 cases of prosecution.
It is extremely had to prosecute non-participation because it is hard to prove that a person was there
to have an opportunity to participate.
The Australian national archives have records of every
taken, and can give information on people and where they lived, the data is going back for a couple of
years. This information, although being updated every 5 years is not always useful in tracking long lost
family member or an
there are online services which can supply a more updated data and a better accessibility.
The Australian Government
The Australian census records are well kept and can come in quite handy for people that wish to use census
records in order to find information about Australian people, that they otherwise, would have trouble finding.
is also vital for the Australian government so that it can properly prepare and distribute the resources wisely to
residents of Australia. The census records available in Australia let the government the ability to know how Australian
districts change over time, and accordingly it (the government) can make decisions on how to allocate its funds.
You Can Run An Online Query Now!
By using the records available in the online database of the Census in Australia, the Australian government can
easily keep up with the information about its citizens, and about the census population - hence - to track trends
and to be better prepare for the future.
The census population is ever changing, but most of the people think that the government is doing quite a good
job at keeping up and updating its people's public records databases for the welfare of its Australian residents.
Bottom line - the unique www.australian–people-records.com website is offering people to run a quick people search
query in order to track information regarding people living in Australia or for those who lived anywhere in Australia
in past few years.
Now, by using this website and its easy to use services, you will be able to find information regarding people
who participated in the last censuses or learn about people you are interested to find information about.