Census form collection under way

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics is reminding Central Highlanders there is still time to accurately complete the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.

Head of the Population Census program, Paul Lowe said households that haven’t yet completed the census won’t be fined.

“If you haven’t received a census form or need an eCensus number, you can request one online at www.abs.gov.au/census,” Mr Lowe said.

Mr Lowe said there was ample time to join the rest of Australia and shed some light on who we are.

Census collectors will be returning to households to pick up completed forms until August 28, so if you chose to fill out a paper form on census night, please have it ready to give to your collector.

“Your census form contains personal, confidential information. You would never leave your bank details unattended on your front step, so please don’t leave your completed census form,” Mr Lowe said.

All genuine ABS census collectors will be wearing visible photo identification when they collect completed census forms and carrying highly visible yellow satchels.

Census collectors will not return to households who completed their census form online using eCensus.


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