I'm not sure if paganism has an official staus or not honestly, but for the purpose of the census if you have 300 or more people with the same response to a question you get recognised as your own category, eg catholics, anglicans etc..
Well i just had a look at the facbook event page for this which is found here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/even ... 4496209181
for those not on face book here is some info about how the census classifies some things:
Stand up and be counted as Pagan! Australia will be conducting a general census in 2011. Now is the time to let the Australian government know we are here. The Pagan "umbrella" is a big one with many paths, beliefes and walks of life beneath it. The aim is to get Pagans of all persuasions (Wiccan, Druid, Asatru, Helenic, Egyptian, Heathen etc.) to put themselves on the census form as "Pagan" or "Pagan, *your path* " (hence the t...erm Pagan, ......).Paganism is included in the Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups (ASCRG), as a separate output category in the Classification Counts produced for Religious Affiliation from the 2006 Census. It forms part of the broader Nature Religions group.
The classification structure of this group is:
613 Nature Religions
6130 Nature Religions, nfd (not further defined)
6139 Nature Religions, nec (not elsewhere classified)
If a response of Pagan is qualified with additional information such as Druid or Wiccan, this additional information will be used in classifying the response. For example, Pagan Wiccan would be classified as 6135 and Pagan Celtic would be 6133. Pagan alone would be classified as 6133.See more