Census - Let your faith count
The Census is your moment to make a difference
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The information you provide in the Census helps estimate Australia’s population, which is used to distribute government funds and plan services for your community – housing, transport, education, industry, hospitals and the environment. Census data is also used by individuals and organisations in the public and private sectors to make informed decisions on policy and planning issues that impact the lives of all Australians.
In this census as in previous census there is a question on Religion which is optional.
How to answer: What is the person's religion?
Why should I write The Salvation Army in the “Other (please specify)” box on the Census?
Because this is the church I identify as my part of the Australian Christian community.
Because the research that is derived from the Census will:
• Help us better understand the size and diversity of The Salvation Army in Australia.
• Strengthen our capacity to lobby State and Federal Governments on faith based issues as well as social policy.
• Help us appropriately represent the involvement of The Salvation Army in social services and aged care, as well as in the charity sector, overseas aid and development.
• Better reflect the strength of the denominations that represent the Christian sector of the Australian community and their place in the modern Australia society.
Identifying as a Christian and a member of The Salvation Army is taking a stand.
Help ensure that decision makers in government and the corporate world know that there are many in our country who hold strongly to Christian values and ideals.