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Australians to be asked new questions in 2021 Census

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The Census will look different next year, with two new questions for Australians.

The “snapshot of the nation” will take place on Tuesday August 10, 2021 but Australians will have a week-long window of time to fill out the form for the first time.

Spokesperson for the Australian Bureau of Statistics Andrew Henderson explained the changes.

“There’s a couple of new questions, so there’s a high level health question asking people about long term health disorders such as asthma, diabetes,” he told Jim Wilson.

“That’s so we can get a better handle on where services are needed and how those conditions spread though the community.

“We are also asking for the first time a question about the defence force service – we really don’t have a good handle on where our vets are, where they are living, where their circumstances are.”

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