Census Data Reveals that Australians are more Diverse

The results from the Census was revealed on Tuesday and a number of findings have been collated amongst the 23,401,892 people who were counted. The population has grown significantly and among this growth, an increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people stood out representing a 3% increase. More people were reported as being born overseas and English as the primary spoken language declined. Interestingly, religious affiliation as the data revealed also declined.

Many more results were displayed by the 2016 census data and a range of topics were covered, so how has this contributed to a more diverse society in Australia and can the data be relied upon? Myles Houlbrook-Walk explored these findings with Associate Professor of Social Sciences from the Australian National University and theĀ Deputy Director of the ANU Centre for Social Research methods, Nicholas Biddle.

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