THE CENSUS The Australian Bureau of Statistics
WHY IS THE CENSUS IMPORTANT <ul><ul><li>It is the official data used to collect information on how many people there are i...
WHY IS THE CENSUS IMPORTANT <ul><ul><li>The information provided will help build a statistical picture of Australia  </li>...
WHY IS THE CENSUS IMPORTANT <ul><ul><li>The Census asks the following questions so that language schools, community servic...
CONFIDENTIALITY <ul><ul><li>The ABS is not allowed by law  (The Census and Statistics Act 1905)  to release any informatio...
CENSUS NIGHT <ul><ul><li>TUESDAY 9 AUGUST 2011 IS CENSUS NIGHT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The census can be completed eith...
THE CENSUS FORM <ul><ul><li>One form can record the details of six people. If there are more than six people in a house, a...
THE CENSUS FORM <ul><ul><li>If someone in your home wants their own separate Census form for privacy reasons, please ask t...
COMPLETING THE FORM <ul><ul><li>Use black or blue pen only please </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YOU MUST WRITE IN CAPITALS as...
COMPLETING THE CENSUS FORM <ul><ul><li>Use every box in turn, and only miss one box to leave a space between words </li></...
COMPLETING THE CENSUS FORM <ul><ul><li>Do NOT use white out or any other correction fluid. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ...
THE QUESTION ABOUT INCOME (Question 33) <ul><ul><li>The question regarding your income is important as it indicates the li...
POSSIBLE STRATEGIES FOR RAISING AWARENESS <ul><ul><li>Using Facebook and Twitter – Start getting the word out to your frie...
STRATEGIES FOR RAISING AWARENESS <ul><ul><li>Community radios ie. Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island radio Stations. </li></ul></...
IMPORTANT CONTACTS <ul><ul><li>www.abs.gov.au/census </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CENSUS INQUIRY SERVICE: 1300 338776 </li><...
 
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  1. 1. THE CENSUS The Australian Bureau of Statistics
  2. 2. WHY IS THE CENSUS IMPORTANT <ul><ul><li>It is the official data used to collect information on how many people there are in each part of Australia, what they do and how they live </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$4000 in funding from the government is allocated per person included in the form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will give all people including Pacific Islanders and Maori people a chance to be recognised statistically as cultural groups rather than being referred to as all New Zealanders. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. WHY IS THE CENSUS IMPORTANT <ul><ul><li>The information provided will help build a statistical picture of Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The census is used to plan and deliver services to the community and help determine HOW MUCH MONEY is given to the state, territory and local government. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Government & Non-Government organisations use the Census to identify THE NEEDS of CALD (Culturally & Linguistically Diverse) Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE NEXT CENSUS WILL NOT BE FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS! It may be too late by then! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. WHY IS THE CENSUS IMPORTANT <ul><ul><li>The Census asks the following questions so that language schools, community services and other facilities can be put in the right areas: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ANCESTRY (question 18), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COUNTRY OF BIRTH (Question 12), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RELIGION (Question 19, optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRIMARY LANGUAGE (Question 16 & 17) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. CONFIDENTIALITY <ul><ul><li>The ABS is not allowed by law (The Census and Statistics Act 1905) to release any information you provide which would identify an individual or household – unless you agree (Question 60) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All paper Census forms are destroyed after processing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. CENSUS NIGHT <ul><ul><li>TUESDAY 9 AUGUST 2011 IS CENSUS NIGHT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The census can be completed either online www.census.gov.au (enter census form number) and follow instructions or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper form, in which case a Collector will return between 10 August and 28 August to collect the form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE CENSUS IS COMPULSORY- As per the Census and Statistic Act, </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. THE CENSUS FORM <ul><ul><li>One form can record the details of six people. If there are more than six people in a house, a Personal Form can be used to record details of each additional person. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can get extra personal forms from the Collectors that come to your home or by contacting the CENSUS INQUIRY SERVICE ON 1300 338 776 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. THE CENSUS FORM <ul><ul><li>If someone in your home wants their own separate Census form for privacy reasons, please ask the Collector for a Personal Form and a Privacy Envelope or phone the CENSUS INQUIRY SERVICE on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1300 338 776 </li></ul><ul><li>* If you do not know the answer to a question just give the best possible answer </li></ul>
  9. 9. COMPLETING THE FORM <ul><ul><li>Use black or blue pen only please </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YOU MUST WRITE IN CAPITALS as this is the easiest way for the electronic scanner to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When entering information into the boxes of the Census form, each letter or digit must be within the box provided. See example </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. COMPLETING THE CENSUS FORM <ul><ul><li>Use every box in turn, and only miss one box to leave a space between words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you make a mistake when writing a word, correct it by placing a firm line through the centre and then continue writing the correct information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have marked the incorrect box, cross a line through it and then mark the correct box with a horizontal line through it </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. COMPLETING THE CENSUS FORM <ul><ul><li>Do NOT use white out or any other correction fluid. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Census forms will be collected between the 10 and 28 August </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The form must be completed in English only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The forms can only be given to the official Collectors that come from ABS. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. THE QUESTION ABOUT INCOME (Question 33) <ul><ul><li>The question regarding your income is important as it indicates the living standards within different areas of Australia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This will also show the Government and other community organisations where social services are needed most </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. POSSIBLE STRATEGIES FOR RAISING AWARENESS <ul><ul><li>Using Facebook and Twitter – Start getting the word out to your friends and family and encourage them to do the same </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the High Schools: Possible assembly meetings or information sessions with the Pacific Islander & Maori students as they may be completing the forms </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. STRATEGIES FOR RAISING AWARENESS <ul><ul><li>Community radios ie. Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island radio Stations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through our church groups/pastors/elders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social groups ie. football clubs etc. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. IMPORTANT CONTACTS <ul><ul><li>www.abs.gov.au/census </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CENSUS INQUIRY SERVICE: 1300 338776 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open 8.30am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week until 5 September 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired contact the National Relay Service and quote your census form number on the top right hand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Inez Fainga’a on 3372 2655 or 0439 670 432 or Lome Swan 3435 4370 or 0439 536 289 for more information </li></ul></ul>
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