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2011 Census - shedding some light on Brisbane

1 August 2011 | QLD/31

The Census is shedding some light on Brisbane.

Some of Brisbane’s landmarks will be lit up in Census blue leading up to Census night on Tuesday, 9 August.

Kurilpa Bridge and King George Square in the heart of the CBD will be illuminated thanks to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Queensland Census Director, Sally Pritchard says this year’s Census marks 100 years of national Census taking in Australia.

“What better way to celebrate 100 years of national Census taking that to illuminate Brisbane’s landmarks Census blue,” Ms Pritchard says.

The Census is a snapshot of Australia’s and provides important information to decision makers and communities so they can assess Australia’s growing and diversifying population.

“The Census is shedding some light on Australia, including Brisbane, so there is great synergy lighting up Brisbane, especially the landmarks we love.”

From 29 July more than 29,000 Census Collectors started distributing forms to Australia’s 9.8 million households.

This year the Census can be completed online using eCensus.

“eCensus is a fast, easy alternative to the paper form, and once completed your Collector will be notified and will not need to return,” Ms Pritchard adds.

The ABS is expecting 30 per cent of the population will choose the eCensus option.

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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