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1308.7 - Inform NT, Mar 2009  
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Free Seminar - Revised Standards in Economic Statistics ~ NatStats08 Conference ~ Training Offered by the ABS

Seminar - Revised Standards in ABS Economic Statistics and their Impact on Data

Date: 9.30am 8 April 2009 Location: Level 7, 81 Smith Street , Darwin.

In September quarter 2009, ABS economic statistics will undergo the largest single change in over a decade. The ABS will be aligning all of our sub-annual collections and National Accounts with recently updated international standards. There will be changes to many of the concepts used in ABS publications, the structure of industry and the coverage of our collections.

This seminar will cover:

  • Why the ABS is adopting these new standards;
  • The new ANZSIC classification - changes and overview of its impact;
  • Impacts caused by implementing the international System of National Accounts, 2008;
  • Changes caused by our new Institutional Sector Classification and impacts of these; and
  • Release schedules for publication on the new basis.

This seminar will be of interest to users of economic statistics such as labour force, tourism, construction, industry and prices; and to users who regularly access ABS publications.

Please call the ABS NT Office on 08 8943 2100 if you wish to attend this information session.

If you are unable to attend and would like more information please see Information Paper: Introduction of revised international standards in ABS economic statistics in 2009, 2007 (cat. no. 5310.0.55.001).

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NatStats08 Conference

Around 460 delegates from across Australia attended the NatStats08 conference in Melbourne on 19 - 21 November, 2008. With representation from international and national speakers and participants from the government, business, community and the university sectors, the event proved to be a great success, culminating in the preparation of a statistical declaration to guide the development of a national statistics strategy for Australia in the 21st century.

Speaker presentations are available on the National Statistical Service website.

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Training Offered by the ABS

The following training is currently scheduled for the NT in the coming months. Details of these courses can be viewed via the links:


21 April
1 day
14 May
1 day
22 May
1 day
25-26 May
2 days
8-9 September
2 days
Alice Springs
12 May
1 day
25 May
1 day
28-29 May
2 days

Visit the ABS Training Page for Registrations and Contacts.

ABS Website training (free) is available regularly and on an as-needs basis.

For information about upcoming training or to discuss your specific training needs please contact the ABS Northern Territory Office on 08 8943 2100.

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