2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2011
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Indigenous special enumeration strategy
The ABS has implemented procedures tailored to the enumeration of Indigenous people living in discrete communities since the 1976 Census. The 2006 Census procedures built on this experience with the 2006 Census Indigenous Enumeration Strategy (IES). This strategy ensured that procedures were tailored in response to each Indigenous community's requirements.
For the 2011 Census a range of improvements are being implemented across the full range of Census operations to improve coverage, accuracy and quality of the data. At a broad level, the range of improvements to the IES are to provide for:
In certain Indigenous communities and some remote towns, an interview form designed to be appropriate to Indigenous culture is used. This part of the strategy is used in discrete communities where communities indicate the need due to the cultural or language situation. 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 Collectors will provide a greater level of support in completing Census Forms by offering to conduct an interview. Assistance will also be available from Special collectors skilled in Indigenous languages and culture if required.
See also Interviewer household form.