What is it like to work on the Census?

Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is an ABS data expert with huge intellect and capacity to convert demographic data into profound insights about places. He has contributed numerous blogs and consulting projects covering economic development, housing consumption and affordability, migration, fertility, ageing, role and function of ‘place’, communities of interest and more. Glenn works with over 120 councils bringing the client perspective into the development of our information products. He is a Census data expert, having worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics for 10 years. If there's anything Glenn doesn't know about the Census, it's probably not worth knowing - so ask Glenn!

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4 Responses

  1. Simone says:

    Like Glenn, I also worked in the Census Management Unit in 2006, but I was responsible for Melbourne’s eastern and southern suburbs. I worked out I was responsible for the enumeration of just over 2m people!

    I echo his sentiments re working on the Census – 5 years on, I still see it as one of the highlights of my working life. I’m keen to be involved again in 2011, but this time as a collector.

    I encourage anyone who is interested in the Census or their local community to apply for one of the Census field jobs. I

  2. Lailani says:

    The day for recruitment is getting closer – 9 April …

  3. Nadene says:

    I am interested in applying for this – I love doing different bits and pieces since becoming a mum and not working full time.
    Would this be suitable for me – I have a 21 month old son, and my husband works full time.

  4. Tim Byron says:

    I once worked on a Census. 2006. Worked with a couple of people who went on to bigger and better things. Still, I am now the District Manager for the most exciting FEU are: Frankston & Mornington Peninsula. And I agree Mr Capuano, working on a Census is a most worthwhile task.

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