It is good that you posted this. Ask lots of questions, though, if you go and take the test for census employment.
Last year, in their pamphlet, they advertised both full-time and part-time work. But this was not so. After scoring well on the test, I waited 2 months to hear from them. I had already made other plans by that time, and almost forgot about them.
They did offer me a job, but there was not one part-time job to be had. Only full-time, and only Monday - Friday. No flexibility to work on the weekend. I turned down the offer.
Some people are desperate and need the job, and I understand, but don't be surprised if it's not quite as promised.
Tina V Yes indeed, they are in the second phase. This time they will be doing house-to-house interviews and this requires finding people at home during the evening. I imagine that they'll be targeting a sample of individuals with what is called the long form.