Man­agers needed for 2016 Cen­sus

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Cen­sus night is the time when Aus­tralians must metaphor­i­cally stand up, but lit­er­ally be counted, and to do this the Aus­tralian Bureau of Statis­tics is call­ing for the best of the best to lead the next five-yearly head­count in 2016.

Be­fore the big re­cruit­ment drive in May for on-the-ground field of­fi­cers, the ABS is look­ing for dis­trict man­agers in four WA re­gions, in­clud­ing the Pil­bara.

The 2016 Cen­sus pro­gram head Dun­can Young said the ABS couldn’t col­lect the data from 24 mil­lion Aus­tralians with­out a large tem­po­rary work­force, an ex­pected 250 su­per­vi­sors and up to 2400 field staff in WA, which started with the man­agers.

“The ABS is look­ing for peo­ple to fill th­ese crit­i­cal roles now,” he said.

“If you’re a good com­mu­ni­ca­tor, know your com­mu­nity well, and have strong project and peo­ple man­age­ment skills, I en­cour­age you to ap­ply to be part of one of the most ex­cit­ing projects in Aus­tralia.”

Next year 65 per cent of Aus­tralian homes are pre­dicted to fill out their cen­sus on­line for the first time.

The 2016 Cen­sus will be Aus­tralia’s first dig­i­tal cen­sus, with 65 per cent of Aus­tralian house­holds ex­pected to com­plete the sur­vey on­line.

Mr Young said 2016 field staff would have to be tech-savvy and know how to use com­put­ers, smart­phones and tablets.

Cen­sus night will be on Au­gust 9, 2016.

For more in­for­ma­tion about po­si­tions, visit www.abs.gov.au.

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