Census head Duncan Young told Fairfax Media that "over 94 per cent" of occupied households have completed a census form and he expects that to reach 95 per cent by Thursday evening. "From here it's about making sure that quality is there for every small population group and every small population area.""We are certainly past the point that makes it a high quality data set for analysis," he told Fairfax Media.
After some mail notifications I did finish the census form. My main concern was the implications of the data storage and in the future it becoming available to the ruling government, with names and addresses. This is so alien to Australian's concept of census, where the data is stored separately from your name and address. The collapse of the website on the night and the suspension of the website for days was also a factor. I partook of a few glasses of wine, and completed the census. I have no idea what I wrote or ticked, but I expect it was very unreliable data. Sorry Hels, but historians must view the 2016 census with some cynicism. There is no reason to not describe it as a disaster, in spite of spin from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.