Workshop Will Explain Census Data Collection

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INTERESTED in earning $18 an hour to collect data for this year's census?

For your chance to be recruited as a paid collector, attendance at a free

workshop this Friday is a must.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics and Mackay Regional Council are relying on the paid collectors to help ensure the region is accurately counted for the 2011 Census.

Although the ABS conducts the Census, council relies on correct population data to access funding and implement economic development strategies.

Mackay Mayor Col Meng said council was partnering with the ABS to present a second workshop to outline what's involved in the Census.

C[pounds sterling]The Census provides crucial information for all levels of government, business sector and community and we need community-minded people to help out,C[yen] he said.

To assist in the preparation and operation of the Census, the ABS is recruiting an army of over 29,000 collectors nationally, including about 200 in the Mackay-Whitsunday region.

The Census, to be held on August 9, involves the delivery and collection of 14. …


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