Shortcuts - What's free on the ABS web site?
There is a wealth of free information available on the ABS web site. The links are all available from the ABS web site home page:
- Theme pages - these are subject guides to ABS statistics and are great when you know nothing about the subject you need or you don't know the name or catalogue number of the publication you need
- Australia Now - overview of economic and social conditions of contemporary Australia. Contains current and historical articles from Year Book Australia, Australian Social Trends, Measuring Australia's Progress and Measuring Australia's Economy
- ABS Catalogue - find the catalogue from the Products and Services link on the home page
- Main features of ABS publications - summary information for ABS publications, so you don't have to download the whole document to see what it's about (which may incur a cost)
- Selected Census information - the 2001 Basic Community Profile for 'Australia', 'States and Territories', 'Statistical Divisions' and 'Subdivisions' and 'Statistical Local Area' is free as is the Indigenous Profile. Extensive 1996 Census data is also free
- Key National Indicators - a summary of Australia's key economic and social statistics, updated as soon as new information is available.
- Library Extension Program - provides free training materials, information about the LEP's free services and your library's entry in a directory of LEP members
- Release information - subscribe free-of-charge to the Email notification service or look at Week Ahead Release Information.
- ABS Newsletters - electronic newsletters including Demography News, the LEP Newsletter, Health Statistics News and many State statistical newsletters
- About Statistics - includes links to Information Papers and pages that explain concepts and classifications important in understanding and interpreting ABS statistics.