​Save the date - August 9 is Census night in Australia. It's our moment to pause and make a difference.

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​Save the date - August 9 is Census night in Australia. It's our moment to pause and make a difference.

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Wednesday 3 August 2016

​Save the date - August 9 is Census night in Australia and it's our moment to pause and make a difference.

Completing the census is compulsory and everyone must be counted including international students, visitors, researchers, adjunct academics from overseas - even if you're only here for a night or you're here for a year. ​For more information about Census and the higher education sector see 'Everything counts: 2016 Census puts higher education on alert​' via Campus Review.

To find out more about why the Census is important visit 'What is the Census?​' via Australian Bureau of Statistics. The ABS website also has more information about the protection of privacy, ways to complete the census, and more.

Failure to return a census form may result in a fine of $180 a day until the form is returned.

"The ABS has made a number of major changes to the 2016 Census to make it easier, cheaper, more relevant and more valuable to our rapidly growing and changing population, society and economy."

"The Census guides Government funding for essential services and infrastructure and is crucial in setting electoral boundaries, allocating Australian Government funding to states and territories, planning educational and health services and other infrastructure for local communities. The Census informs all levels of government, business, academia and media, and Australians who want to learn the characteristics of towns and cities before buying a home or considering a new job – among many other uses."

The 2016 Census: Making a difference to all of Australia. Media release 22 July 2016.

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