DID YOU KNOW THAT ONLY 69% of AUSTRALIA COMPLETED THE CENSUS…
Census night was Tuesday 10 August, but it’s not too late to participate.
Haidee Allan is a proud Kamilaroi woman from Tamworth NSW and a Census Communication Officer. She’s reminding everyone to get their Census done as soon as possible.
“We all need to be counted in the Census, so we can see how much our community has grown and what our strengths are.
“You still have time to complete your Census. You can do it online, by paper or with help from us. If you’re in a remote community, there are field staff available to help you complete your Census.
“If you can’t find your letter, that’s OK. You can request a Census number and complete online, or get a paper form sent to you.
“We want all mob to be supported in filling out the Census. There’s so much help available from our staff – face to face, over the phone or online.
“Young mob out there – please help your Elders, Aunties and Uncles fill in the form, so they can get the services our communities need.
“If we don’t hear from you soon, you’ll get a reminder letter or a visit from our field staff.”
The Census is compulsory*. Everyone who was staying in your household on Census night must be included. This includes visitors and babies.
The Census can show community where services are needed, from housing and employment services through to transport and community infrastructure.
“It’s an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to have their voices heard,” Haidee said.
“Help tell our story and complete your Census today.”
For more information or help visit www.census.abs.gov.au/indigenous or call 1800 512 441.