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QUEENSLAND STATISTICAL TRAINING
The ABS has a commitment to encourage the informed use of State, Territory and regional data. To this end, the ABS Queensland office provides a suite of training programmes to help clients make the best use of ABS and non-ABS information. These courses aim to develop a greater understanding of statistical and analytical processes.
Courses can be tailored to suit particular needs and additional programmes can be developed as required.
Currently, ABS Queensland is pleased to offer the following courses in Brisbane and Northern Queensland in 2007:
|Course name||Course length||Course date/s|
|Basic Survey Design ||Two days||Monday and Tuesday, 8-9 November 2007|
|Making Quality Informed Decisions||One day||Monday, 26 November 2007|
|Turning Data Into Information||Two days||Monday and Tuesday, 10-11 December 2007|
For more details about course content and how to register see 2007 QLD Information & Registration Form_.pdf
on the ABS Website at Statistical Training Queensland contacts
THE 2011 CENSUS - YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A SAY
While continuing to deliver more new and exciting products and services from the 2006 Census, the ABS is turning its attention to the next Census of Population and Housing to be held in August 2011.
The ABS will soon be inviting public comment on the content and procedures of the next Census. The invitation to have a say in the way the nation’s largest statistical collection is undertaken is in the Information Paper: 2011 Census of Population and Housing: ABS Views on Content and Procedures to be released on
26 October 2007.
This is the first in a series of information papers about the 2011 Census. It marks the first step in the public consultation process for 2011 and outlines ABS proposals for the next Census, including:
- procedures for conducting the Census
- arrangements to protect the privacy of individuals
- measures to ensure the confidentiality of the information collected
- topics to be included
- topics under review, including new topic proposals
- topics to be excluded.
How do I make a submission?
Submissions can be lodged either online, electronically by email or in hard copy. The submission period will open
on 26 October 2007
when the Information Paper is released and will close
on 31 March 2008
. Users of Census data and interested members of the public are invited to make submissions on any aspect of the Census.
The Information Paper and Submission Form will be available on the ABS website (for free download) at www.abs.gov.au/2011censusviews from 26 October 2007. Information and guidelines about making a submission will also be available from the website.
Information Sessions on 2006 Census products and 2011 Census Topic Consultation are planned for each capital city during October and November 2007. These meetings are open to all interested members of the public and provide an opportunity to hear more about plans for the next Census, meet ABS staff and ask questions.
In addition to providing copies of the Information Paper to people and organisations with an interest in Census data, the ABS will notify the public of the release of the Information Paper through:
- advertisements placed in major newspapers across the country
- media releases
- the ABS website.
What happens next?
Following the assessment of submissions and consultation meetings, recommendations on the content and procedures of the 2011 Census will be discussed with the Australian Statistics Advisory Council later in 2008. The ABS will then prepare a submission to the Federal Government during 2009. A final decision on the 2011 Census topics is expected to be made by the Federal Government in late 2009. The ABS will then release a further Information Paper outlining the final nature and content of the 2011 Census.
All individuals or organisations who have made submissions will be advised of the final outcomes.
ABS RELEASE INFORMATION
Information on all ABS future product releases can be accessed from ABS Release Advice . This web page also provides links to Previous Releases and Main Economic Indicator Releases.
QUEENSLAND THEME PAGE
This page provides access to Queensland statistical information including statistical releases and links to non-ABS sources. A wide range of economic and social statistics is covered.
This page last updated 20 December 2007