Census Collectors hit the streets of Blayney

29 July 2011 | NSW/78

10 Census Collectors will hit the streets and roads of Blayney today to deliver Census forms to every household and ensure every person is accurately counted on Census night, Tuesday, 9 August.

Mother of three, Delanie Sky is a Census Area Supervisor and is responsible for managing a team of eight Census Collectors.

"We received an overwhelming amount of Census Collector applications and as a result I've got a really great team of Collectors," Ms Sky says.

"All of my Census Collectors either have previous Census experience or great local knowledge of the area.

"Local knowledge will make it easier to work out which properties are no longer occupied so we're not returning to the property to try to deliver their Census forms."

With the first of 200 mine workers moving into the new miners' village in Blayney by the end of July, it will be important that everyone in Blayney is included in the Census count.

"There have been some positive changes around here with the miners coming in - more school resources and a full time doctor at our hospital.

"An accurate count for Blayney this Census will mean that decision makers will have up to date information to help plan services in the area."

Ms Sky also says that there is an ageing population in Blayney but this will not prevent her from encouraging people to complete the Census online using eCensus.

"I'll be encouraging everyone to use eCensus because it’s an easy, secure and more convenient way to complete the Census form," Ms Sky adds.


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