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Census Data provides the bedrock foundation for education services, transport services, for planning around all those sorts of things, infrastructure, but also local community services whether it’s a Migrant Resource Centre or the Flying Doctor Service, or whichever service you and your family and community use. They use Census date to plan and deliver.
Census is the occasion we reach out to every nook and cranny of Australia and ask people to help us collect good quality information that will help in the delivery of really critical community services, the Flying Doctor Service, the Migrant Resource Centre, your local community library. All those services depend on the Census to be able to support you for this coming five years. So, it’s really important you help us out.
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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