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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the Australian government agency that collects and publishes statistical information about Australia. Image File history File links Abslogo. ... Image File history File links Abslogo. ...

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Activities

This agency also undertakes the Australian Census of Population and Housing. These are conducted every 5 years, in line with international statistical practice. The last Australian population census was in 2001, and the next one is scheduled for August 8, 2006. The Australian census is run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As well as providing financial and economic statistics, the ABS has a strong interest in broader social indicators. The current Australian Statistician, Dennis Trewin, was listed as one of Australia's Smart 100 in a 2003 poll run by the Australian magazine The Bulletin for his new suite of statistical indicators - in a publication titled "Measuring Australia's Progress" - which sets out and tracks key aspects of social progress in Australia. Front cover of the Feburary 24, 2004 edition of The Bulletin The Bulletin is a weekly magazine, which has been published in Sydney, Australia since 1880. ...


Year Book Australia

ABS produces an annual year book for Australia, called the Year Book Australia, which is the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of the economy and social conditions in Australia.


In addition, it contains descriptive matter dealing with Australia’s geography and climate, government, international relations, defence, education, and the health and welfare support systems.


Past Australian Statistician

Ian Castles, AO is a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University, Canberra, he was the Australian Statistician (1986-94) and Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Finance (1979-86). ...

External references

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics website
  • Year Book Australia, 2006. from Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Measuring Australia's Progress
  • October 22, 2003 Bulletin article on Dennis Trewin
  • SMART 100: Get smart from The Bulletin

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For example, census data are used extensively to plan for communities; labour statistics are used in the formulation of macroeconomic policy and in developing government labour market policies and programmes; and social statistics are used to support policy development in areas such as health, social security, taxation, and community and family services.
Reliable social and economic statistics are fundamental to open government and it is the responsibility of government to provide them and to maintain public confidence in them.
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Australian Bureau of Statistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (553 words)
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the Australian government agency that collects and publishes statistical information about Australia and its people.
The last Australian population census was held on August 8, 2006, and prior to that, in 2001.
The current Australian Statistician Dennis Trewin, was listed as one of Australia's Smart 100 in a 2003 poll run by the Australian magazine The Bulletin for his new suite of statistical indicators - in a publication titled "Measuring Australia's Progress" - which sets out and tracks key aspects of social progress in Australia.
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