1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Dec 2005  
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2006 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING

The ABS will be conducting the next Census on 8 August, 2006. For the Census to be a success, we need the co-operation of all people in Australia on Census night.

Census information is used for a range of planning purposes by all levels of government, private institutions and the community. For example, it is used to determine where schools and hospitals will be built, the number of seats each state and territory has in the House of Representatives, and federal funding arrangements with the states and territories.

The Census will generate almost 9000 jobs for people in New South Wales. A nationwide advertising campaign for Area Supervisors will commence on February 11, 2006. Advertising for Collectors will commence on April 8, 2006. Applicants for both roles will be able to apply on-line or by telephoning a call centre. Applicants may also request a hardcopy application form from the call centre.

If you or someone you know would be interested in undertaking one of these roles please refer to the ABS web site and local papers around these dates.

For more information contact Jacqueline Hodges on (02) 9268 4947, email jacky.hodges@abs.gov.au.