There are jobs available before the Census gets serious

IN CHARGE: Census executive director Andrew Henderson. Photo: SUPPLIED
IN CHARGE: Census executive director Andrew Henderson. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is looking for local field officers as it gets ready for the 2021 Census.

The ABS says field officers will deliver Census instructions and forms and visit households that have not yet responded and it wants to recruit locally to ensure field officers are familiar with the local area.

"Field officers play a vital role as they promote Census participation and answer people's questions," Census executive director Andrew Henderson said.

"Helping members of the public who need special support to complete the Census is a key role for our field officers.

"We want to recruit motivated people who are keen to tell their community's story through the successful collection of Census data."

He said previous experience isn't a requirement and training will be provided.

"We are also recruiting people who can speak a language other than English as part of the job," Mr Henderson said.

The roles are short-term and the working hours are flexible and variable and will include weekdays, weekends and evenings.

Mr Henderson said applicants are encouraged to view the applicant information kit and apply early as jobs are expected to fill quickly.

He said it will take approximately 15 minutes to apply at

The 2021 Census, Australia's 18th Census, will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.