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World Statistics Day
The inaugural World Statistics Day on 20th October 2010 was celebrated in style at the ABS with a special presentation to the sWAn group.
The sWAn group or the Statistical Western Australian Network, are a group of like minded people from predominately government agencies who come together regularly to discuss the latest statistics.
Presenters for the morning included Paul Jelfs from the ABS who gave an overview of the ABS and statistics and made specific reference to the National Health Survey.
The other presenter for the morning was Richard Weller whose book Boom Town discusses Perth’s sustainability and population growth as we head towards 2050.
Training and Development
The WA Office of the ABS received a visit from the Census Products and Services area to fill us in on the new and exciting products that will be released in conjunction with 2011 Census data.
Ros Harvey and Michael Walker from the Census Products and Services team gave ABS staff and external ABS clients a presentation revealing products such as new and improved Table Builder and new mapping facilities.
They also discussed key data release dates and the new Australian Statistical Geographical Standard (ASGS) that will be used for the first time in the 2011 Census.
Later, Tracey Rowley and Nellie Gaynor presented a similar presentation to participants in an Australian New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) training course.
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