2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/08/2016
|Page tools: Print Page|
Discrete Community and Remote Areas Strategy
The ABS has implemented procedures tailored to the enumeration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in discrete communities and remote areas since the 1976 Census.
These targeted procedures are in place to improve coverage, accuracy and quality of the data. At a broad level, these procedures include:
Prior to enumeration, Local Engagement Managers will be employed in select areas, with an aim of undertaking local engagement and intelligence gathering, to work with the Regional Management Unit to lay the groundwork for a successful enumeration by working with local organisations to raise awareness, and to build networks that can assist in identifying applicants for the new positions.
In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and some remote areas, a tailored interview form is used. In these cases the staff employed to undertake the enumeration will train and work with people from the community so that the people from the community can conduct the interviews.
In other pre-defined areas, with high Indigenous populations, Census staff will provide a greater level of support in completing Census forms by offering to conduct an interview if necessary.
See also Discrete Community.