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200 Data Capture Centre jobs in Dandenong for the 2021 Census

Media Release

Media notes

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is currently recruiting more than 200 positions at the Census Data Capture Centre to help deliver the 2021 Census.


These roles include 89 scanning and data verification positions and 115 warehouse operations positions. All roles are based in Dandenong, Victoria.


The Centre is set up to process and capture data from the 2021 Census paper forms.

Andrew Henderson, Census Executive Director and National Spokesperson said, “The roles offer a variety of tasks and responsibilities, ranging from scanning and data verification, to admin support and logistics.


“The Centre will employ more than 200 temporary staff at the peak of its operation and will be a modern, flexible and diverse team-based work environment.


“Staff will have rostered shift work with variable working hours on weekdays and evenings. Overtime may be available outside of standard operating hours, including weekends during peak periods,” Mr Henderson said. 


Employment contracts start from July 2021 and contract lengths vary from three to four months.


Applications opened on 7 April 2021 and you can view the applicant information kit at www.censusjobs.adecco.com.au. Apply early as jobs are expected to fill quickly.


More information

Information about these roles is available at www.census.abs.gov.au


How many positions are available and what are the roles?

  • 89 scanning and data verification positions

               - Scanning and Data Verification Team Leader

               - Scanning and Data Verification Team Member

  • 115 warehouse operations positions

               - Warehouse Team Leader

               - Warehouse Team Member

               - Forklift Operator

               - Guillotine Operator


What is the hourly rate?

  • Scanning and Data Verification Team Leader - $36.04 per hour, plus 15.4% super
  • Scanning and Data Verification Team Member - $27.66 per hour, plus 15.4% super
  • Warehouse Team Leader - $36.04 per hour, plus 15.4% super
  • Warehouse Team Member - $27.66 per hour, plus 15.4% super
  • Forklift Operator - $31.63 per hour, plus 15.4% super
  • Guillotine Operator - $31.63 per hour, plus 15.4% super


How many hours per week will staff work?

Approximately 37 hours per week that varies between positions and workload cycles.


How do people apply?

The ABS has appointed Adecco Australia to assist with the recruitment of temporary staff to support the 2021 Census.

Applicants can view the job information and submit their application by completing an online application form at https://censusjobs.adecco.com.au


What is the Census?

The Census is the most comprehensive picture of Australia’s population and housing. Census data tells us about the economic, social and cultural make-up of the nation.


The Census will be held on 10 August 2021.


How is the data used?

Census data informs important decisions about transport, schools, health care, infrastructure and business. It also helps plan local services for individuals, families and communities. For example, knowing the number of people living in regional and remote areas informs where doctors are needed, and understanding local births and languages spoken at home links Australians to the community services they need.


Learn about how community organisations use Census data through our ‘Your Census Counts’ videos.


Media enquiries

For media requests and interviews, contact ABS Media at media@abs.gov.au (8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri).

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