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The Australian National University

ANU-ABS 2016 Census Data Symposium – Canberra

Date and time

Wed, 26th Jul 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm


Associate Professor Nicholas Biddle
Associate Professor Edith Gray
Associate Professor Ann Evans
Professor Matthew Gray
Dr Steven McEachern
Associate Professor Ben Phillips
Professor James Raymer
Mr Francis Markham


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Find out what the 2016 Census of Population and Housing tells us about ourselves, our communities and Australia.

Every five years the Census provides a snapshot of Australia. Census data are used by individuals, organisations and governments to make informed decisions on policy and planning issues that affect the lives of all Australians.

Hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), this Symposium will include:

  • A presentation on 2016 Census Data findings
  • Academic reflections on initial Census results
  • ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods Seminar – ‘Australia in the 21st Century – Trends and patterns’


  • 9.00 – 9.30am – Coffee/tea
  • 9.30 – 10.00am – Introduction and overview for the day (ANU and ABS joint presentation)
  • 10.00 – 11.00am – What 2016 Census data tells us about Australia, our communities and ourselves
  • 11.00 – 11.20am – Morning tea
  • 11.20am – 1.00pm (concurrent):-ANU academic presentations – seven presentations (10 minutes each, plus a 30-minute facilitated panel)-ABS data specialists available for product support and guidance
  • 1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch
  • 2.00 – 3.00pm – ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods seminar – ‘Australia in the 21st Century – Trends and patterns’


The academic presentations will cover:

  • The characteristics of Australia migrants
  • Indigenous demographic and socioeconomic change
  • Income distribution, and neighbourhood inequality
  • Fertility and children ever born
  • Social marital status
  • Housing tenure across the age distribution
  • Long-term change in the Australian population.


You can register for the event at Eventbrite.

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