These video tutorials will familiarise you with a range of ABS products that are useful in the classroom. You can view transcripts of each segment by clicking on the triangle next to its heading.
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Includes: Finding Key National Indicators on the ABS website and a demonstration of how to access source publications.
Duration: 2:25 minutes
Size: 7.01MB Key National Indicators
Segment 9: Consumer Price Index
Includes: Finding Consumer Price Index (CPI) on the website and a demonstration of how to access a CPI education resource from the ABS Education pages.
Duration: 2:41 minutes
Size: 7.63 MB Consumer Price Index
Segment 10: National Accounts
Includes: A demonstration of the National Accounts themes page and how to find quarterly and annual GDP data.
Duration: 2:46 minutes
Size: 8.41 MB National Accounts
Australian Social Trends is a great source of information articles written by ABS experts on issues of social relevance to Australian society. It will provide you and your students with a wide range of data and analysis of social topics. It aims to provide a snapshot of particular aspects of Australian society and how these have changed over time. The publication was issued annually from 1994 to 2008 but became a quarterly on-line publication in March 2009.
From the ABS homepage, click on the 'Australian Social Trends' link from the left hand navigation menu. Like all ABS publications, the Australian Social Trends link opens in the Summary tab. In the body of the Summary page you will find quick links to the latest articles as well as national and state summary tables. On the left hand menu you have access to a list of all Social Trends articles dating back to 1994. You can scroll down to view the list of articles or click on the topic hyperlinks at the top of the page. Alternatively click on the Past & Future Releases tab to access the full suite of AST publications.
There is also a link to the Australian Social Trends Seminar series. Throughout the year a series of seminars will be presented and the slides will be made available on this web page. To access articles in PDF version, click on the Downloads tab. You can download the entire publication or just choose individual articles that interest you.
The data cubes contain source tables featured in the PDF version of the publication. These can be useful and interesting datasets for students. To open the data cube, click on the Excel icon and ‘Open’ the document. The file should open in the Contents worksheet, which links to all the tables available in the data cube. Tables can also be accessed by opening any of the worksheets at the bottom of the page. Note the link to ‘Definitions’, as well as a list of publications from which the data was sourced. You can also get back to the Australian Social Trends homepage from within the spreadsheet by clicking on the link in the body of the Contents page.
Includes: A description of some of the main features of the Australian Social Trends publication and where to find it on the ABS website.
Duration: 3:09 minutes
Size: 9.00 MB Australian Social Trends
Segment 12: Measure of Australia's Progress
Includes: How to find the Measures of Australia's progress publication and a brief demonstration of key features.
Duration: 3:02 minutes
Size: 8.75 MB Measures of Australia's Progress
Segment 13: Yearbook Australia
Includes: How to find the Yearbook Australia series and a brief demonstration of key features.
Duration: 1:39 minutes
Size: 5 MB Yearbook Australia
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