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We all count
A homeless enumeration manager has been allocated for each State/Territory.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
The Indigenous Enumeration Strategy is a collection of procedures which address potential barriers, caused by cultural factors, to the effective enumeration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The strategy also encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be aware of, and participate in, the Census.
The strategy covers the enumeration of Indigenous people located in remote, rural and urban areas.
Contact the Indigenous Manager for your State/Territory if you'd like to find out more information about the Census for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The Census Inquiry line is available on 1300 362 883 or you can visit www.abs.gov.au and follow the Census links.
People with disabilities
Those with disabilities are encouraged to enlist the help of those they trust, such as family members, friends, carers and neighbours to help fill out their Census form. Organisations for people with disabilities, and carers groups, are also encouraged to help wherever possible.
In some cases a Census Collector may be required. They are required by law to protect the privacy and confidentiality of all citizens. Special Collectors using standard Census forms have also been recruited to assist people in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement villages and hostels.
The Census gives everyone a chance to make themselves and their communities count. By taking part in the Census, specific group and community characteristics can be collected. This will help ensure that funding allocations are reflective of the needs of these groups in areas as diverse as housing, education, health, environment, transport, roads, employment and community services.
Need to know more about the Census?
An extensive range of fact sheets and contact information about these enumeration strategies are available from the 2006 Census: what you need to know link on the Census home page. The Census Inquiry line is available to assist you from 28 July on 1300 362 883.
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