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Where will you be on Census night?

2 August 2011 | VIC/29

There is only one week to go until the 2011 Census.

For the past week, 7,000 Census Collectors have been delivering forms to Victoria's 2.5 million households.

Victorian Census Director, Sam Thomas “Don’t worry if you haven’t received your Census form yet. Forms will be delivered until Sunday 7 August.”

Mr Thomas said he will be at home with his family on Census night and will complete his form using eCensus rather than the traditional paper based form.

“The Australian Bureau of Statistics is expecting 30 per cent of the population will use the eCensus option, a fast, easy and secure alternative to the traditional paper form that is protected by the strongest encryption technology available,” Mr Thomas added.

Another advantage of using the eCensus is your Collector won’t have to return to your home to collect your form.

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

Key Census dates

  • 9 August 2011 – Census night.
  • From 10 August – Collection of Census forms.
  • June 2012 – The first results from the 2011 Census will be released.

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