Universities now have desktop access to ABS data via the Web
The Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on 17 April signed an agreement that has unlocked a huge range of ABS statistics for online use by Australia's university staff and students. The agreement provides access to AusStats which delivers desktop access for University staff and students to thousands of pages of Web data, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with daily updating of significant economic and social data.
AusStats delivers timely access to more than 2,000 ABS Publications, time series data and tables (over 90,000 series in spreadsheet format), metadata (documentation of surveys, concepts and data items), economic models and 1996 Census Basic Community Profiles. New data will be added as it becomes available.
The Executive Director of the AVCC, Stuart Hamilton, said that the agreement was a fantastic opportunity for universities to deliver ABS data to support academic and teaching purposes.
Non-university clients can also access AusStats. For further information see the ABS web site www.abs.gov.au (select Products & Services/AusStats).