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Topics @ a Glance - Transport

Transport can be described broadly as the movement of goods and people from an origin to a destination. It is one of the most fundamental aspects of an advanced economy, as it provides a window to the wider world. Buildings cannot be constructed without transportation of materials and persons, food must be transported for distribution, and people must travel to get to and from work, and for recreation and to access facilities.

Statistics about all aspects of transport and its support industries, ranging from automotive manufacturers to travel agencies, are vital to effective planning by governments and industry, as transport has enormous economic, social and environmental impacts. For example, the social cost of transport includes road accidents, injuries and fatalities, as well as traffic congestion and the health effects of air and noise pollution.

This Topics @ a Glance page provides a guide for users of transport statistics. Links are available for users to locate information on statistical publications, how to use statistics, current and future publications and information, frequently asked questions and ABS contacts. Non ABS links are also included, these comprise government, private and international departments/agencies.
Information on what's new, work in progress and headlines.

Transport Releases
Release information including recent and upcoming statistical publications and other relevant indicators. Transport related media releases, feature articles and information papers.

Using Transport Statistics
Information for interpreting statistics. This includes availability, data limitations, directory of statistical resources, methods and standards, frequently asked questions and general help information.
Other Related Sources of Information
Non ABS links and sources of information.

Contact details for Transport enquiries.

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