Census: Worth its Weight in Data


An independent report from Lateral Economics, conducted on behalf of the ABS, has determined the value of the Census to the nation as whole: for each $1 spent by the Census, $6 is generated for the Australian economy, or around $4.1 Billion total in the next 5 years.

In the report, Valuing the Australian Census, the AURIN Workbench was identified as a major platform through which Australian researchers accessed ABS Census data. Unsurprisingly most data downloads from the AURIN Workbench - a staggering 49,000+ data downloads - have been AURIN Census data, with over 100 academic studies conducted.