Bicycle Network: Measure & Understand
2011 Census: help the ABS collect the data
Bicycle Network Victoria, with its commitment to the use of data in planning and policy, is helping the Australian Bureau of Statistics recruit field staff for the 2011 Census.
2011 Census: help out the big count
24 February 2011. Bicycle Network Victoria knows better than anyone the importance of counting and measuring, and that's why we want our members to get involved in the 2011 Census.
This coming Tuesday we have our Super Tuesday bike count, but the big daddy of counts, the national Census of Population and Housing, is on Tuesday 9 August this year.
The Census aims to accurately measure the number of people in Australia on Census night, their key characteristics (that includes bike riding) and the dwellings in which they live.
Census workers are vital to the success of the Census and the Australian Bureau of Statistics is looking for field staff that can connect and communicate with, and encourage participation from their communities.
The key to a successful Census is the strength and quality of field staff and the ABS expects to be recruiting 43,000 field staff nationally including approximately 8,000 in Victoria.
Working on the Census is more than just a job. It is a great community-based activity and makes a real difference in helping to define who we are and what your community will look like into the future.
Data collected by the Census supports planning, decision-making and funding at all levels of government and is behind the local services and facilities you use every day.
That is why a comprehensive and accurate Census is so important to bike riders. Although taken in the depths of the Victoria winter, it is none-the-less much used by transport planners to guide decision making.
Help ensure all the data is collected.
The employment register is now open. If you are interested in joining the Census, you can register your interest