It is Census time...Find out from Jillian Segal AO, President of ECAJ why it is so important to complete the census correctly...She says if you are Jewish, don't worry about writing that you are Jewish, as the information is confidential.
Census night is next Tuesday 10th August 2021
We spoke to Jillian Segal AO, President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the national roof body of the Australian Jewish community about the importance of completing the Census.
She assured the community that the information is confidential, as many Jews are reluctant to write that they are Jewish because of our history of anti-Semitism and persecutions.
Census data plays an important part in shaping government policy decisions and is a snapshot of our country. Accurate data means no one gets left behind when planning our healthcare, housing, aged care, and other essential services.
In the religion question, you will be given a list of options to select. Judaism/Jewish will not be listed.
Instead of selecting from the options given, tick other and write in JUDAISM or JEWISH. Under Language: Hebrew
Remember governments funds are allocated relying on the Census results.