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New South Wales

20 Census Collectors hit the streets of Tumut

29 July 2011 | NSW/70

20 Census Collectors will hit the streets and roads of the Tumut Shire today to deliver Census forms to every home and farm and ensure everyone is accurately counted on Census night, Tuesday, 9 August.

One of those overseeing the Census count in Tumut is Area Supervisor Graham Garnett. Graham, a former Deputy Principal of Tumut High School is looking forward to the challenge of working on his third Census.

“You’ve got to have accurate information to make proper decisions and it’s always an interesting challenge collecting the data,” Graham says..

Originally from Orange, Graham moved to the Southern Riverina Highlands in 1974 and made Tumut his permanent home in ’84.

“I first came to Tumut to work at the local high school before taking up the Principal’s position at Gundagai High.

"I returned to Tumut after my retirement as there is more than enough beautiful scenery here to keep me perfectly satisfied," Graham says.

This year’s Census will be the second time people can complete the Census online using eCensus. It’s expected 30 per cent of households will choose this method.

"The eCensus is a simple and convenient way to participate in the Census.

"If you do the eCensus it also means that your Census Collector won't have to return to your house to pick up your completed form," Graham 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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