Last day for Census collection

Wrap up your census form by Friday.

Wrap up your census form by Friday.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is wrapping up the formal collection period for the 2016 Census on Friday September 23.

The census can be completed online with your 12-digit login or you can send your paper form back in the provided Reply Paid envelope.

Head of the 2016 Census Program, Duncan Young, said people can still contact them if they have questions, and receive a paper form if they need one, once the online system has closed. 

“Paper forms will continue to be accepted as they make their way back via return mail,” Mr Young said.

“Around 95 per cent of households have completed the census,” he said. 

“Census data influences Federal funding to States, Territories and local governments.

“Your participation is essential to the future of your community. Without this information, the government, organisations and community groups aren’t able to plan and provide vital services for you, your community and your area.

“Census data is used to inform decision and policy making in every area across Australia,” he said.

The census is compulsory for everyone who was in Australia on Tuesday August 9. 

For assistance complete the online inquiry form on or call the Census

Inquiry Service between 8am and 8pm daily on 1300 214 531.

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