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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
The Census really helps tell the stories of our communities over time and also shows the communities strengths, and what’s needed to help them continue to grow.
Having the right numbers means the right services can be provided in those communities. For example, knowing the numbers of babies in regions can plan funding for pre-schools or mums and bubs health programs, which are critical especially in our communities.
The Census is used to make decisions about a whole range of things. So getting the number count really helps making decisions around housing, schools, early learning, health clinics, aged care, jobs, roads, language centres and community programs. So it's crucial to have those numbers to support those programs or any infrastructure that’s needed.
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It should not be used for any other commercial purposes such as marketing, advertising, brochures, sales material or websites without the prior written consent of the ABS.
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