2021 Census needs 1600 country South Australian recruits

APPLY: The 2021 Census, run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, needs 1600 country South Australian recruits to assist with its delivery on August 10.
APPLY: The 2021 Census, run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, needs 1600 country South Australian recruits to assist with its delivery on August 10.

The 2021 Census night scheduled for August 10 currently needs more than 1600 South Australians, including those living in the country, to fill a diverse range of roles in an bid to tell the nation's story.

Run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the Census aims to provide a snapshot of who we are and how we are changing.

The data helps planning for health care, education, roads and infrastructure, and informs many services that are available to local communities.

Yet its delivery is a massive undertaking, involving about 10 million households and 25 million people, and requires the assistance of 38,000 recruits nationally.

Currently, ABS works to fill paid temporary field manager and field officer positions across the state which includes rural and remote areas.

According to an ABS spokesperson, the 2021 Census is a great way for people to earn some extra income and help tell their community's story.

"Recruiting field officers from each community is a high priority," the spokesperson said.

"A majority of the roles are for Census field officers, which pays $24.80 per hour, inclusive of a 25 per cent loading plus super, plus allowances."

In addition, Remote Area Management teams will travel to regional and remote areas to engage with communities and assist people to complete the Census.

"We have a number of different ways in which people can complete the Census to ensure everyone can participate," the spokesperson said.

This includes online which was made first available in 2006.

A range of stakeholders in the community including local councils will help raise awareness about the Census jobs available in their area and to let people know that the Census is coming.

Roles available:

  • Field Manager
  • Field Officer
  • Remote Area Management Team Leader
  • Remote Area Management Team Member
  • Local Engagement Office
  • Community Field Officer & Community Field Officer Remote - Roles filled via engagement within the community or from within the sector

Current vacancies can be found on the Census jobs site at www.censusjobs.adecco.com.au

Furthermore, the public can keep updated by visiting www.abs.gov.au/census and the 2021 Census - Australia Facebook page as ABS prepares for the 2021 Census night on Tuesday, August 10.

This story 2021 Census paid positions open first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.