Australians urged to make Census count

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics is encouraging Australians and those travelling within Australia or working on Census night, Tuesday, August 9, to accurately complete a Census form.

Head of the Census Population program Paul Lowe said the Census counts everyone in Australia on Census night whether they are working, partying or at home.

“If you can’t fill out a Census form on the night of August 9, fill it out as soon as possible and answer the questions as if it were Census night,” Mr Lowe said.

The Census provides a snapshot of the nation and counts people where they are on the night.

If you’re staying with relatives or friends, make sure you’re included on their form.

If someone in your household is staying elsewhere, they should only be included in question 53 which asks about people who are absent.

If You can also ask your collector or phone the Census Inquiry Service if you need more forms.

If you’re travelling remotely on Census night and will be sleeping or camping off the beaten track, visit www.abs.gov.au/censushelp.


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