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New South Wales

25 Census Collectors hit the streets of Cabonne Shire

29 July 2011 | NSW/52

25 Census Collectors will hit the streets of the Cabonne Council area today to deliver Census forms to every household, farm and shearing shed and ensure every person is accurately counted on Census night, Tuesday, 9 August.

Everyone in Australia on Census night must accurately complete Census form, including the 29 Mongolian geophysicists and technicians currently in Canowindra conducting a geophysical survey for Gold and Copper resources.

Local Census Collector Michelle Stacey is liaising with the team and is responsible for making sure they are accurately counted.

"I've made contact with their liaison person who just also happens to be a Census Collector so we're all helping one another out in order to get an accurate snapshot of Canowindra," Michelle says.

"There are many people who may have difficulties filling out their Census form including those who are elderly, have eyesight or literacy issues. My role is to offer assistance and help however I can."

Michelle is looking forward to pushing her four year old daughter around in her pram while delivering Census forms in her neighbourhood.

"It's a great, flexible job that allows me to spend some time outdoors with my daughter while meeting new people."

Michelle will also be pushing the eCensus, which allows households to complete their Census forms online and means that a Collector won’t need to return to pick up their completed form.

"Because of the distances from town, many locals use the internet for online banking and shopping. The eCensus is just as secure and a great convenient way to participate in the Census this year," Michelle adds.

More information is available online at www.abs.gov.au/census or by calling the Census Inquiry Service on 1300 338 776

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