Administrative data snapshot of population and housing (ADS) feedback

Closed 15 Dec 2023

Opened 15 Aug 2023


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is seeking feedback from users to understand the value and potential of the Administrative data snapshot of population and housing release (ADS). This includes potential use of administrative data in future Censuses.

The ADS is a new experimental release of population and housing data built from administrative data sources. Like the Census, it aims to provide a snapshot of the Australian people and houses at a point in time. The ADS has a smaller and different set of person and housing characteristics than the Census.

Why your views matter

The ABS values your feedback. It helps us make changes that ensure our statistical releases always deliver high quality and timely data.

The ABS will use the outcomes of this survey to inform changes to potential future releases of the ADS and other ABS statistical products. This could include changes to content, format, reference period and frequency of release.

This survey will be open until 15 December 2023.

What happens next

This consultation has now closed. 

The ABS will review feedback submitted and publish outcomes of this feedback survey in 2024.


  • Data users


  • Population