Known as the ‘RFDS’, Executive director Frank Quinlan and Dr Fergus Gardiner explain how CENSUS data plays a critical role in achieving their goal as a health service. A report by economic research company Lateral Economics found that for every dollar spent on the logistics of collecting census data, $6 was generated for the Australian economy. RELATED: Everything you need to know about census 2021Can I be fined if I don‘t complete the census? On their website, the ABS has assured census respondents that you won’t be punished if you make a mistake. “It’s important to know that it’s an offence to provide false or misleading statements or information,” the ABS warns.