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Australian Bureau of Statistics (and)


The Census of the Australian population occurs every 4 years. It captures information about the Australian population at various levels of geography including suburbs, towns, local government areas etc. The data is used by department and agencies to make decisions about the allocation of funding and the needs of different populations. The Census is, however, only complete if everyone fills out the Census every four years. Some rural, remote and Aboriginal people in particular do not complete the Census for a range of reasons. This means that the population of some towns is under-estimated, and the community will therefore receive fewer resources from government than the community deserves. Making sure every person in a town completes the Census every 4 years is essential for rural and remote towns to get the resources they need.

Why is this useful for rural and remote people to read?

The range of data held by the ABS is vast, and is supplemented throughout the year with additional data about housing, economic activity, and other matters making this a valuable source of information for rural and remote people writing grant applications, submissions and other representations to government to address local needs.



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