Australian Census Tuesday August 9

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Australian Census will be held tomorrow night- Tuesday, August 9 and everyone who is in Australia on Census night needs to participate.

The Census of Population and Housing (Census) is Australia’s largest statistical collection undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). For more than 100 years, the Census has provided a snapshot of Australia, helping to shape our nation’s education health, transport and infrastructure.

It also provides a snapshot of the population every five years. This information is then used to shape the country’s health, education, transport and infrastructure needs and gives an insight into how Australia has changed over time.

In the first Census in 1911, for example, the number of people identifying as having no religion was one in 250- at the last Census in 2011, it was one in five.

There is an option for Greek Orthodox religion and Greek Orthodox communities nationwide have emphasised the importance for those with a connection to the Greek Orthodox faith in Australia, to mark this box appropriately.

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), has offered to provide assistance to those in Melbourne who need help with completing the Census online on 9 August 2016.

Anyone who does not have access to the internet, or needs assistance in completing the Census, can take the notification letter they received with the 12-digit Census Login number to GCM’s office (Level 3, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne), where GCM representatives will help them to complete it online.

For more information call +61 9662-2722 or email: [email protected]

And for those living outside of Melbourne, you can always call the Census Information Service on 1300 214 531 for assistance.