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2021 Australian census

gibbo

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Australia doesn't keep their census records, the government takes the information then destroys them so there are no census records for us to look back on things with our families here. This year when we do the census im going to photo copy mine before i hand it in and pop it in with my family history papers and hopefully someone in the family will keep my FH stuff and it will be there for future generations to have a look at. Mind you it will be a boring read for them :oops: but hopefully will give a bit of a insight into us as well.
 

pinefamily

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The last Australian census or two gave the option to save your data for posterity, which of course I did. Hopefully the same this time.
I'm also hoping there isn't another site meltdown, but I'm not holding my breath.
 

benny1982

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We are lucky that the UK census records 1841-1921 were retained and not totally destroyed once the statistics were compiled and completed. Some of the 1841 and 1861 census is missing but most of them survive. I know 1841 for Paddington and parts of St Luke in London are missing.
 

ptjw7

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If the Australian Census is destroyed after data gathering, how do some sites have historical information?
Not that I have ever searched for Australian relatives I presume those sites offering records do have them(no quarantee that they do have them - some tell porkies!)
 
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