1303.0 - Discover the ABS, 2006 to 2008  
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Census products and services

Keep up-to-date with the latest Census news and information as it’s released, by e-mailing census.users@abs.gov.au. You can opt out at any time.

Free Downloads from www.abs.gov.auServices for Schools
Development of new 2006 Census Dynamic productsServices for Universities
Agricultural CensusServices for Libraries

Free Downloads from www.abs.gov.au

The full range of Census data is available online, free of charge.
Electronic publications (PDF and HTML based content), Census community profiles down to Collection District (CD) level, spreadsheets and data cubes can be downloaded via the following online options:

‘New’ QuickStats – a quick and simple summary of key Census data relating to persons, families and dwellings.
‘New’ Census Tables – a product that provides you with Census data in a single table for a specified geographic area.
‘New’ MapStats – a great range of thematic Census maps based on larger geographies depicting selected population, ethnicity, family, income, labour force and dwelling characteristics.
Community Profiles – a series of profiles providing key Census characteristics related to persons, families and dwellings covering most topics on the Census form.

For more information call 1300 135 070 or email census.users@abs.gov.au

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Development of new 2006 Census Dynamic products

‘New’ CDATA Online – a sophisticated product aimed at offering users the freedom to:
    • customise their own geographic areas
    • combine topics of interest to create their own custom tables
    • chart and thematically map the data.

‘New’ Table Builder – aimed at experienced Census data users.
This exciting product will allow you to design and populate your own tables of Census data via an interactive web interface.
These new products will revolutionise the way in which you use/view Census data.

Census Tables Customised for your needs
Customised Census Tables allow you to specify the combination of Census variables and geography required for your needs.
Your user-defined table can be delivered in Excel or Supertable format.
Final specifications and costs will be confirmed with you by an ABS consultant before tables are processed and delivered.

For more information call 1300 135 070 or email census.users@abs.gov.au

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Agricultural Census

Around 190 000 businesses took part in the Agricultural Census held in June 2006.
The Agricultural Census is Australia’s biggest collection of agricultural statistics. It is conducted by the ABS every five years and collects production and related data from primary producers around the country. The information produced from the Agricultural Census can assist people such as policy makers and industry bodies to make informed decisions about the agricultural sector.The data from the Agricultural Census helps Australia understand changes that have occurred in the sector and measures the contribution that agriculture makes to the economy.

For additional information call 1300 135 070 or email census.users@abs.gov.au

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Services for Schools

The Education Resources pages contain a wide range of free information and resources from the ABS Education Services.

Education Resources includes:
    • CensusAtSchool – an online data collection and analysis project, engaging students with real data about themselves
    • an extensive range of classroom activities covering all Key Learning Areas
    • statistical resources for the classroom including activity sheets, datasets, definitions, explanations and instructions on running
    surveys and incorporating data into research projects.
Statpak Online provides links to ABS products selected for their relevance to the curriculum.
Over 100,000 students have participated in the CensusAtSchool project . For more information Refer to CensusAtSchool project to find out how to get involved.

To find out more about ABS education resources call Education Services on 1800 623 273. In the Melbourne metro, call (03) 9615 7041 or email schools@abs.gov.au.

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Services for Universities

The ABS has an agreement with the Australian Vice Chancellors’ Committee to support academic research and teaching in Australian universities. This agreement facilitates access for participating university staff and students to Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) for research and teaching purposes. CURFs contain detailed data from ABS surveys in the form of confidentialised unit records. Over 70 Basic and/or Expanded CURFs for most of the key ABS social and labour surveys have been made available to date.

For more information email microdata.management@abs.gov.au

The Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) provides access to more detailed CURF data than can be provided on CD-ROM. Basic data is available on CD-ROM and via the RADL. The RADL is a secure online batch data query service available via the ABS website using SAS, SPSS and Stata software.
For more information email radl@abs.gov.au

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Services for Libraries

The ABS supports libraries across Australia in all sectors – public, government, education and specialist (including libraries in rural and remote locations). We provide free website training and support to library staff to ensure they can help users with their information needs.

For more information or to discuss your needs with a local Information Skills Consultant, call 1300 135 070 or email library@abs.gov.au