Any Dubbo households yet to complete the census should do so quick smart or they risk copping a fine of up to $222 a day.
Australian Statistician Dr David Gruen has urged households that haven't returned the census to action their reminder letter immediately.
Under the Census and Statistics Act 1905, the Australian Statistician can issue people with a Notice of Direction, which directs people in writing to complete the census.
The notice explains that if someone doesn't complete the census, they can be prosecuted and fined up to $222 a day because ultimately the census is compulsory.
As of 8am on Monday, the ABS estimates it has received 9,484,122 completed forms in the 2021 Census.
The tally is based on 7,555,882 forms submitted online through the Census Digital Service and 1,928,240 paper forms mailed to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) by households.
From NSW 2,956,165 household forms have been returned, estimated to be 90 per cent.
This is a good result so far and I thank everyone who completed their census on time.Australian Statistician Dr David Gruen
"This is a good result so far and I thank everyone who completed their census on time," Dr Gruen said.
"However, there are still some households that haven't responded and it's critical that everyone is counted.
"The census is the only data insight that provides a picture of the social and cultural make-up of every community in Australia, so every response matters.
"If you haven't been able to complete, for whatever reason, please complete your census now as it's overdue.
"If you don't have your Census letter, you can go online and complete today.
"Select the 'Get a Census Number' option.
"For people who have completed a paper form but haven't returned it, remember to post your form to the ABS today using the reply-paid envelope supplied."