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Including the Homeless Population in the Census


Thursday, 28th July 2011 at 11:35 am
Lina Caneva, Editor
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has called on Not for Profit organisations to help raise awareness of the upcoming Census and the importance of including Australia’s homeless population.

Thursday, 28th July 2011
at 11:35 am
Lina Caneva, Editor


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Including the Homeless Population in the Census
Thursday, 28th July 2011 at 11:35 am

 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has called on Not for Profit organisations to help raise awareness of the upcoming Census and the importance of including Australia’s homeless population.

The ABS says it recognises that homeless Australians face a unique set of circumstances and special procedures have been put in place to help address the transient nature of homeless people and ensure they are included in the Census.

It says community organisations, service providers all use Census information to plan community facilities, services and support programs, such as emergency shelters for individuals and families, domestic violence programs, transitional housing and specialised programs serving homeless youth.

The ABS says it is important that all people who have no usual permanent address write ‘None’ in the ‘Suburb/Locality’ box for the usual place of residence question on the Census form, regardless of where they are staying on Census night.

It says this is especially important for people who are staying in temporary accommodation, including emergency accommodation, refuges or hostels, caravan parks, motels, or even with family or friends.

It says NFPs can assist the ABS by raising awareness of the Census through its networks.

The first round of data from the 2011 Census will become available from mid 2012.

For more information on the 2011 Census, contact the  Census Inquiry Service on 1300 338 776 or visit www.abs.gov.au/census


Lina Caneva  |  Editor  |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.


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