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Census of Population and Housing: Outcomes from the 2011 Census Output Geography Discussion Paper, 2011
Census of Population and Housing: Outcomes from the 2011 Census Output Geography Discussion Paper, 2011 (cat. no. 2911.0.55.003) was released on 22 February 2011.
In March 2010 the ABS published the Discussion Paper: Census of Population and Housing - ABS Views on the 2011 Census Output Geography (cat. no. 2911.0.55.002).
The paper explained our Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) implementation plans for the 2011 Census data output. You were invited to comment on the proposed range of Census products and services available for the various levels of the ASGS. This second information paper summarises your feedback and our response. It outlines the changes which have been made to the original proposal.
Most feedback was supportive of our plans to disseminate Census data on an ASGS basis.
However, a number of concerns were raised, including:
In response we have made the following changes:
Demography News, Feb 2011
Demography News, Feb 2011 (cat. no. 3106.0) was released on 22 February 2011.
Demographic statistics provide measures of the Australian population, its size, growth, composition and geographic distribution, as well as the components that shape population change: births, deaths and migration.
This newsletter provides information about the latest demographic research and analysis being undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Queensland at a Glance, Jan 2011
Queensland at a Glance, Jan 2011 (cat. no. 1312.3) was released on 9 February 2011.
Queensland at a Glance is an annual publication that provides selected statistics on the State of Queensland, topics include;
Education News, January 2011
Education News, January 2011 (cat. no. 1330.0) was released on 31 January 2011.
This newsletter highlights the latest curriculum related teaching resources, student activities and statistical tools that have been developed by ABS Education Services as well as other ABS resources that are useful for schools.
Some items include;
Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011
Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001) was released on 23 December 2010.
The ASGS provides a common framework of statistical geography used by the ABS to enable the publication of statistics that are comparable and spatially integrated. This publication is the first in a series of Volumes that will detail the various structures and regions of the ASGS. Its purpose is to outline the conceptual basis of mesh blocks, the regions of the main structure and the Greater Capital City Statistical Areas and their relationships to each other. The digital boundaries, codes and labels for each of these regions can be obtained as downloads from the ABS website free of charge.
PURPOSE OF THIS PUBLICATION
The purpose of this publication is to outline the conceptual basis of the ASGS Main Structure and the Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSAs) and their relationships to each other. The digital boundaries, maps, codes and labels for each of these regions are defined and can be obtained from the ABS website free of charge at http://www.abs.gov.au/geography.
This publication is the first in a series of volumes that will detail the various structures and regions of the ASGS. For more detail, please refer to ASGS Related Material and Release Timetable.
PURPOSE OF THE ASGS
The main purpose of the ASGS is for disseminating geographically classified statistics. It provides a common framework of statistical geography which enables the publication of statistics that are comparable and spatially integrated.
When the ASGS is fully implemented within the ABS, statistical units such as households and businesses will be assigned to a Mesh Block. Data collected from these statistical units will then be compiled into ASGS defined geographic regions which, subject to confidentiality restrictions, will be available for publication.
Quality Management of Statistical Processes Using Quality Gates, Dec 2010
Quality Management of Statistical Processes Using Quality Gates, Dec 2010 (cat. no. 1540.0) was released on 23 December 2010.
This Information Paper describes Quality Gates, providing an explanation of each of the six components of Quality Gates, followed by a discussion of the benefits and learnings from the use of gates and a demonstration of how they are used by the ABS.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia's official statistical agency. It is committed to leading a high quality statistical service to assist and encourage informed decision making. A key function of the ABS is to provide statistical leadership in developing and assisting to implement standards used in statistical processes undertaken by official bodies.
Statistical collections are often exposed to the risk that one or more of the components of the process fail to meet the quality standard expected, such that the quality or the integrity of the statistical outputs are affected. In this paper we refer to this kind of risk as "statistical risk". Statistical risk arises for various reasons, some of which may include inadequate inputs, processes not being well defined, changes to existing processes, or human error.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new approach to managing statistical processes. This framework provides a systematic approach for assessing the quality of the statistics at specific points in the process, such that the overall quality of outputs are fit for their intended purposes. Agencies involved in collecting, processing, analysing or disseminating statistics will be able to apply the framework for mitigation against statistical risks in statistical processes.
2011 Census - Are you in the picture?
2011 Census Media Release: Are you in the picture (Media Release), 2011 was released on 12 February, 2011
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) spectacular three-dimensional art work created at Brisbane’s Queens Street Mall can now be re-lived online.
Time-lapsed vision of the chalk illustration, drawn by internationally renowned artist Jenny McCracken, is available on our YouTube channel, Census Australia.
Time-lapsed vision of the chalk design will also be available on Facebook at 2011 Census Australia, along with other topical Census videos, polls and quizzes.
Journalists, reporters, editors and producers can also follow the Census on Twitter @2011Census.
Key Census dates: