Press Release | 29 August 2017
Stonnington Council is holding a free 2016 Census information session at Functions On Chapel on 21 September for residents and businesses wanting to know more about who makes up, and wakes up in, the City.
City of Stonnington Mayor Cr Jami Klisaris said the 2016 Census data provides a great snapshot of the people currently living and working in the City of Stonnington, and insight into how this is expected to change in the future.
“Census data helps inform Council decision making when it comes to things like service planning and it can also be a useful tool for traders thinking about growing their business or community groups looking to apply for grants and wanting to ensure they’re supporting the needs of residents,” Mayor Klisaris said.
The information session will explain the data available from the 2016 Census, what it means for Stonnington, and how to use the publicly available demographic tools to tailor the information to meet individual needs.
Delivered by a professional demographer, the information session will look at things like population, age structure, ethnicity, income, qualifications, volunteering and family and household structure, to name a few.
Tailoring the demographic information to suit individual needs can help with evidence based planning, identifying current and potential key issues in the City or to help tell a story.
“I encourage our resident and trader groups, sporting clubs, community groups or anyone with an interest in learning more about who calls the City of Stonnington home to come along to this free information session,” added Mayor Klisaris.
Census 2016 free information session:
6.30pm, Thursday 21 September
Functions On Chapel
255A Chapel Street, Prahran
Register for free now