1007.0 - Informing Decisions - Australian Bureau of Statistics Service Delivery Charter 2008-2011, 2008  
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Informing decisions - Australian Bureau of Statistics
Service Delivery Charter 2008-2011


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Established as the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, with the passing of the Census and Statistics Act 1905, the ABS is Australia’s official national statistical agency. Changing name to the ‘Australian Bureau of Statistics’ in 1975 with the passing of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975, the ABS is an agency under the Treasury portfolio. The Minister with portfolio responsibility for the ABS is the Assistant Treasurer.

As an organisation, we remain relevant to national, state and territory needs by collecting the relevant data, processing it to world-leading standards and delivering information solutions to our many customers. To address statistical needs, we make every effort to minimise the obligations on the Australian community by using existing data wherever possible to satisfy needs and sophisticated statistical methodologies to reduce the load on our respondents.

Our Mission