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Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is our resident Census expert. After ten years working at the ABS, Glenn's deep knowledge of the Census has been a crucial input in the development of our community profiles. These tools help everyday people uncover the rich and important stories about our communities that are often hidden deep in the Census data. Glenn is also our most prolific blogger - if you're reading this, you've just finished reading one of his blogs. Take a quick look at the front page of our blog and you'll no doubt find more of Glenn's latest work. As a client manager, Glenn travels the country giving sought-after briefings to councils and communities (these are also great opportunities for Glenn to tend to his rankings in Geolocation games such as Munzee and Geocaching).

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3 Responses

  1. Peter Bayley says:

    Agree with your comments on disability. Self-reported information on disability without data on severity and lack of function is almost useless.

  2. john petheram says:

    Evidence of severe threats to Australia from climate change is indisputable, and this reality is increasingly accepted. Yet very few people even talk about climate change and fewer act to combat it. This silence and inaction portends much more disasterous outcomes for communities than many topics covered in the census. If these topic (silence and action/action) were covered in the census it would greatly help raise awareness.

  3. Christopher Pryde says:

    Talking from a genealogical point of view.

    In the past when we used paper forms for the Census, I could photocopy the completed form before it was collected. I did this for almost all of the Censuses over the last 30 years. I have now been scanning these and adding them to my family tree, and therefore do not have to wait for the actual forms to be released in 100 years time (or whenever).

    When we did the last Census online, I was hoping that there would be an option at the end to review the completed answers, or even print it out. There was not. Is there any chance that something like that could be considered for future online Censuses.

    We genealogists love original source documents. 🙂

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