40 Census Collectors hit the streets of Orange

29 July 2011 | NSW/49

Census Collectors will hit the streets of Orange today to deliver Census forms to every home, apartment block, farm and hotel.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has employed 40 Census Collectors to travel to every corner of Orange to ensure every person is accurately counted on Census night, Tuesday, 9 August.

One of four Area Supervisors overseeing this year’s Census in the Orange region is Mick Doyle who is managing the count of urban Orange.

“The most important thing people need to remember is that Orange is a developing region. Our demographic profile is still evolving and we need the Census to capture these changes," Mick says.

“For instance, mining is beginning to utilise the local tourist accommodation. Miners now fly in and out on a regular basis.

"We are working closely with mining companies and hotels to explain how those who aren’t Orange residents can accurately complete the Census."

A Rotarian, Mick has been active in community work for a long time and is passionate about the role of the Census.

“Orange is changing and it’s important that services reflect these shifts.

"The Census will help paint a picture of the current community and noticeable trends to help decision-makers plan appropriate facilities, so it’s key that everyone is counted on Tuesday 9 August.”

Mick has also been working with the growing Sudanese community in Orange.

“To assist Sudanese residents, I’ve recruited a Special Collector who speaks Sudanese and has important local community links,” Mick adds.

More information is available online at www.abs.gov.au/census or by calling the Census Inquiry Service on 1300 338 776