Bringing Gove Together

Census Positions available in Gove - Apply Now

Census workers are vital to the success of the Census, and to their communities. We need to count every household correctly to ensure Census data is as accurate and reliable as possible. This data is used by communities, private institutions and all levels of government for planning services and facilities where you live.

If you would like to help support your local community, enjoy working with people, and have time you can give, working on the Census is a great community-based activity that makes a real difference to Australia.

Census Collectors - to see if Collector applications are open in your area click here.

Collectors must undertake delivery to, and collection of Census forms from all dwellings in their allocated area, and, where necessary, help the householders complete Census forms. Collectors must work from home, use their own telephone or mobile phone for Census purposes and have use of a vehicle which can be securely locked.

Collectors must provide secure storage in their home for up to 6 packs of Census material (less than 1 cubic metre). Collectors need to be available for Census work from 01 July to 08 September 2011. During the peak collection and delivery phase of the Census Collectors must work weekdays and weekends, including evenings up to 9pm.

Selection Criteria For Collectors

Applications for Collector positions will be assessed against the following criteria:

• Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia, who is at least 18 years of age;
• availability to work during the period 01 July to 08 September 2011;
• a current driver’s licence, use of a secure vehicle and a home telephone;
• good communication and liaison skills with the ability to apply strong interpersonal skills in potentially challenging situations;
• ability to read a map and perform clerical functions;
• physical ability to walk for extended periods, negotiate stairs and difficult terrain;
• ability to maintain the security and confidentiality of information collected; and
• ability to represent the Australian Bureau of Statistics in a professional manner.

To see if Collector applications are open in your area click here.