MESSAGE FROM THE NSW ACTING REGIONAL DIRECTOR – Geoff Smith
Welcome to the March 2008 edition of Statistics News NSW.
I would like to draw your attention to the recently released ABS publication Informing Decisions – Australian Bureau of Statistics Service Delivery Charter 2008-2011 (cat. no. 1007.0), outlining the ABS's commitment to providing a quality customer service. Our website presents ABS data free of charge, and is supported by a telephone enquiry service. More complex data requests are met through customised data consultancy and microdata access services, that provide expert assistance on a cost-recovery basis.
It is important to note though that large organisations regularly face challenges in matching business aspirations to available funding and ABS is no exception. Due to 2008-09 financial constraints, ABS is reducing activity on a variety of statistical collections and processes, the next edition of this newsletter will look at these in more depth. Despite these restrictions, the vast majority of ABS activities continue to proceed, therefore please take advantage of the range of quality services provided by our ABS NSW Office.
Some highlights from this edition of our NSW client newsletter includes information on the ABS NSW Indigenous Community Engagement Strategy, 2008 Training Program, and NSW Demographic Update.
An excellent series of national publications with state level data have also recently been released including: Agriculture and Environment Statistics, Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, Summary Results, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4228.0), and the Year Book Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 1301.0).
The NSW ABS Office continues to offer free online information sessions on 2006 Census data and tools for business, government, academic, and community agencies, also keep an eye out for the soon to be released Sydney... A Social Atlas 2006(cat. no. 2030.1), based on the 2006 Census.
NSW Statistics News provides an overview of significant statistical releases in NSW. We offer a range of services to better inform your decision making. Contact us here at ABS NSW.