August 9 is Census Night


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On August 9, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will conduct the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

The Census provides a critical data source that informs research and business decisions in the caravanning and camping industry.  The Australian Bureau of Statistics Census is highly regarded internationally and provides some of the best statistics in the world.

When Census data is released, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia can report back on it to the industry, helping us to understand consumer trends and changes over time.  This enables the industry to develop relevant products and services for our customers.

The Census takes a snapshot of the nation’s people and housing.  This information will help shape the future of Australia’s education, health, transport and infrastructure, so it’s important that you have your say.

The online Census is now easier to complete than ever.

What you need to know

  • Census night is Tuesday, 9 August 2016.
  • From August 1, households across Australia will receive a letter with a unique Census Login. Every household must use this to complete the Census online, or otherwise follow the directions to
order a paper form
  • Everyone in Australia on Census night must complete the Census.

For more information, go to the Census website.

Caravan Holiday Parks

For Caravan holiday Parks, a Census Field Officer will deliver a paper Census form to occupied caravans and tent sites in the days before Census night.  Guests can complete the paper form and mail it back in the accompanying reply paid envelope. Alternatively, they can follow the instructions on the form to complete the Census online using their unique Census Login number on the form.

There are several flyers and posters available that Caravan Holiday Parks can use to raise awareness with guests in the lead up to Census night.  The following materials are available:

Census Poster A

Census Poster B

Census Frequently Asked Questions

Census 2-sided Postcard