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OUTCOME AND OUTPUTS STRUCTURE
In the Portfolio Budget Statement 2006–07, the ABS has one outcome:
Within the context of the Portfolio Budget Statements, Output 1.1 - Australian Bureau of Statistics - national statistical service, produces and disseminates statistics in two key areas to meet the above outcome, namely:
The ABS achieves its outcome by the provision of two products and services:
Population and social statistics are produced mainly through the ABS household survey program. The population and social statistics output contains statistical information relating to the Australian population, including census and demographic statistics, as well as information relating to the social and economic wellbeing of the population.
Both outputs provide an objective source of information that is used by governments and the community to inform their decisions.
OUTCOMES AND OUTPUT GROUPS
The ABS statistical programs are supported by service areas that deliver assistance and advice on statistical methods, data and metadata management, information technology, client management, dissemination, human resources and other corporate services. Both areas of statistics involve extensive data collection through censuses, surveys and from administrative data sources.