2021 Census participation support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Posted: July 28th, 2021

The 2021 Census is happening soon and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff from the Centre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics have been working with communities across Australia to get Census-ready. Remote communities are counted by Census staff throughout July and August.

It’s important to include all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the count. The data from the 2021 Census will be more important than ever. It will provide valuable insights into how the pandemic has changed life in Australia.
There are various resources to support communities in getting Census-ready. These include a conversation guide, and other materials to help promote participation.

There are also stories about how Census data has benefited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. For example, how Orange Aboriginal Medical Service used Census data to plan its new well-being centre, Walu-Win, for the local community.

All the resources are available for you to download and share on your channels, as well as help answer any questions from your community.

Health and safety of remote communities and census staff are of the highest priority during the collection process. As the situation of Covid-19 develops across multiple states and territories the collection approach will be adapted to suit local circumstances. Visit the Census website for the latest updates.

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