Flow Control System is in development for the ABS
15/01/2010 - Australian Bureau of Statistics partners with ASP Microcomputers to develop a custom solution to track census forms for the 2011 census. Robert Kogoi
Building on the success of the 2006 Census, ASP will again join with the ABS in deploying the Flow Control System at the National Data Processing Centre (DPC) for the 2011 Census. The Census DPC will again be based in Melbourne.
Enhancements to the 2006 solution are now being worked on for the full dress rehearsal to happen in June 2010.
The Census is conducted every five years and the next Census, Australia's 16th, is planned for the night of 9th August 2011.
Around 30,000 census officers are appointed to distribute and collect the forms to every household in Australia, and each is allocated a Collection District (CD). The eighteen pages which make up the census form are collected and sent back to the DPC in Melbourne for processing.
Over 800 people are employed to manage and process the more than nine million completed census forms that are returned to the DPC.
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