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Census 2021: Jobs for Territorians

Office of the Chief Minister

More than 1,200 jobs will be available across the Territory, in the lead up to the August Census.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is currently recruiting to fill the positions, which range from field managers and officers, to remote area management team leaders, to local engagement officers and more.

287 roles will be available in Darwin, while the remaining 987 positions will be filled in Alice Springs, and regional and remote areas across the Territory.

Staff will be employed on short-term contracts with variable working hours including weekdays, weekends and evenings.

The Census is carried out every five years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

It is used to make decisions around housing, schools, education, health and aged care, roads, language centres and community programs.

Completing the Census is compulsory, and it is critical to include everyone who is staying in your home on Census night, such as Elders, babies and visitors.

Including the correct numbers and demographics will ensure the right services can be provided to local communities.

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The national Census will be held on August 10, 2021.


Quotes from Chief Minister, Michael Gunner:

“It is so important for the future of the Territory and maximising GST revenue that we collect the most accurate information this August.

“Census staff play a vital role in engaging the community, and ensuring everyone is in the know and has access to this important event.

“They aren’t just collecting numbers and data – they’re building awareness and the foundations for the future of their local communities.

“By helping people participate, Census staff are keeping Territorians informed, as well as providing valuable planning information.”

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