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01 Apr 2021

The census works by collecting information through households. A household is usually defined as one person living alone or a group of people, who don’t have to be related, living at the same address. They share cooking facilities and a living room, sitting room or dining area. We know that there are people who don’t fit this definition of a household. That’s why we have processes to make sure everyone can be counted. Depending on your situation, there are a few different ways to take part in the census. 

How the census counts everyone

To read more about the census 2021, please download our PDF
How the census counts everyone