The objective of this audit is to assess whether the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is effectively planning the 2021 Census.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether the ABS:

  • has established appropriate oversight frameworks for the census;
  • is taking appropriate steps in developing IT systems for the census; and
  • is effectively addressing key census risks, implementing past census recommendations and ensuring timely delivery of the 2021 Census.