Historical Census Records are commonly used by genealogists and those researching their family trees as they can provide a snapshot of our ancestors lives. Current day census reports can provide us with a wide array of statistical and useful information for a wide variety of purposes. They provide an insight into everyday life in households right across the country.
Historical records are available as far back as 1828.
A census is commonly done in Australia every 5 years. It is standard practice for it be be done in years ending in 1 and 6 and has been since 1961. In past times the schedule was more sporadic with years including 1828, 1881, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1933, 1947 and 1954.