1003.0 - ABS News for Libraries (Issue No. 60), May 2007  
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During the lead-up to the 2006 census data release scheduled for July, we are committed to bringing you the latest news and developments.

Census Promotion Ideas

Interest in Census data will be running high over the next few months. The Census is the largest and most comprehensive survey run by the ABS. Census data is an absolute necessity in a democracy, as well as what it does for communities and individuals in terms of planning.

Be prepared! Here is a list of ideas you can adopt to ensure you and your community get the most out of Census 2006.
  • visit the Census homepage. A one-stop-shop for access to census data and related information.
  • Sign up to receive Census Update, an electronic newsletter with the latest Census news and information, by emailing census.users@abs.gov.au and typing in "add to Census email" in the subject field. You can opt out at any time.
  • Look at the wealth of information available on the ABS website, such as the excellent resource 2006 Census: What you need to know
  • Organise training for your clients on how to access free Census data.
  • Attend one of the many Census information sessions held around the country both leading up to and following the release of Census data.
  • advertise and promote your activities in your local or internal press. For example, you can focus on earlier census data for your local area and measure how the community has changed.

The ABS is happy to discuss your particular organisation's needs for any of the above ideas. Please contact your local ABS consultant to discuss how we can support you in supporting your clients.