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BEYOND THE COUNT
Arriving in Melbourne soon...
A showcase event that explores the issues that matter to all Australians. We will look beyond the count and reveal what a difference the Census makes.
Date Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 March 2011
Venue Hilton on Park Melbourne
Share your Census story!
We're now seeking potential speakers and exhibitors for this exciting event. If you, or your organisation, take Census data beyond the count we would love to hear from you.
Visit www.abs.gov.au/beyondthecount or follow @beyondthecount for more information.
2010-11 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS - ABS GEAR UP FOR 5 YEARLY DATA HARVEST
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is getting ready for the 2010-11 Agricultural Census. The Agricultural Census involves collecting data from around 170,000 farm businesses in approximately 700 Local Government Areas across Australia. This collection is the second largest collection undertaken by the ABS; topped only in size by the Census of Population and Housing.
Results from the Agricultural Census will provide vital information on agricultural commodity production throughout Australia, the value of agricultural commodities produced and their contribution to the national economy.
Other information to be collected will include data on stock numbers and land use, as well as the management practices being adopted by Australian agricultural businesses. This information will be used by Commonwealth and state government departments, industry bodies and agricultural businesses to assist in decision making, policy formation and planning.
The Agricultural Census is conducted once every five years, and provides Australia's most detailed picture of what is happening in the agricultural sector at the regional level.
If you are interested in further, specific information about the Agricultural Census, visit the Agriculture @ a Glance page on the ABS website or contact Katie Hutt, Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, (03) 6222 5866 or email email@example.com.
Regional @ a Glance PAGE
The Regional @ a Glance page is a great place to start if you are looking for data or information about regional statistics.
The Regional Releases page contains links to ABS products containing regional data, organised under the topic headings Economy, Population and People, Industry and Environment and Energy. The page also includes links to compendia products, such as the National Regional Profile and state-specific publications. The Noticeboard is updated regularly to provide users with information on the latest developments in regional statistics, while the @ a Glance page also provides links to other relevant Topics @ a Glance pages and information about using and interpreting statistics.
HELP FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ON THE ABS WEBSITE
'Services to Local Government' is a series of information pages designed to help you find data for your Local Government Area and inform you how to keep up to date with the latest ABS releases and available training. It also provides information about how ABS uses local government data. The pages have recently been updated. You can find the 'Services to Local Government' pages by heading to the ABS Home Page, clicking on 'Services' along the top navigation bar and following the link to 'Local Government'.
'Understanding Statistics' is a series of help pages available from the ABS website. These pages provide an overview of statistical terms and methods used by the ABS and other statistical agencies as well as information on ABS training courses, online tutorials, presentations and resources. You can find the 'Understanding Statistics' link under the 'All Statistics' section at the top of the left navigation bar on the ABS Home page.
Recently added to the 'Understanding Statistics' portal is 'A Guide for Using Statistics for Evidence Based Policy'. The article discusses what evidence-based decision making means and how statistics can enhance the decision-making process.
NEWSLETTER AND ABS CONTACT DETAILSThis newsletter is designed to improve communication between the ABS and the Local Government Sector. New ABS initiatives to assist local government organisations will be announced in this newsletter as they evolve.
We appreciate receiving your views and suggestions about this newsletter so that it remains useful and assists you to understand and use ABS statistics. We also welcome suggestions for articles that you feel should be included. Please email your comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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