The census is now an intrusion into privacy
THE census has become nothing other than a highly invasive and unwarranted probe into people's lives with a high nuisance factor. The original idea of a census in Roman times was a basic headcount and nothing else.
What we have today is an Orwellian type data-collecting exercise on the personal affairs of citizens. The census form is like a CV, which has been increasing dramatically in size over time. There are a whopping 34 questions for each person.
It now resembles a communist-style investigation into people's lives. The census should be kept to a headcount, not this intrusion into a person's private affairs.