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|2011 census and homelessness|
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will conduct the next Census of Population & Housing on 9 August 2011. The ABS counts everyone in Australia at that time, including people who are homeless.
There are many ways in which services in touch with people who are homeless can assist the ABS to get an accurate count. This can include providing information on the extent of rough sleeping in the area covered by your service, alerting your staff and volunteers to recruitment opportunities connected with the count of people who are homeless, and getting key messages about the Census out to your service and its users.
Achieving an accurate count is in everyone's interests and the participation of services is an integral part of the count.
For more information about the Census and how your service could help: contact Dougie Wells, National Homeless Operational Planner, Australian Bureau of Statistics Sydney, email