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 ABS Video Tutorials

These video tutorials will familiarise you with a range of ABS products that are useful in the classroom. You can view video transcripts by clicking on the triangle labelled 'Video Transcripts' below the video description.

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 Link Description Duration (mins) General CensusAtSchool Introducing CensusAtSchool Former Australian Statistician, Dennis Trewin, talks about the aims of CensusAtSchool and the structure of the project. 02:12 Back to top Tailoring the Data to Suit Your Needs Making Multiple Worksheets in a Workbook Insert a new sheet into an Excel workbook. 00:54 Simplify the Data Copy and paste data from an existing worksheet into a new worksheet. 04:12 Back to top Working with Data in Microsoft Excel Create a Summary Table Format a table used to summarise data. Video Transcript 01:55 COUNTIF Function Use COUNTIF to tally the frequency of a variable. Video Transcript 02:20 Draw a Graph Insert and format a graph using categorical data. Video Transcript 03:38 Using the Sort Function Sort data according to topic and value. Video Transcript 01:30 Mean and Median Function Find the mean and median of numerical data. Video Transcript 04:31 Using CensusAtSchool in the Classroom Construct a scatterplot, remove outliers, add a trend line and remove outliers; and identify possible outliers using conditional formatting. Video Transcript 09:14 Back to top Using ABS Census Data Products Introductory Video for Census Topics Introduction to the Census topics as well as what is not included in the Census product videos. Video Transcript 00:33 Census Product - QuickStats This video demonstrates how you can search for key summary Census data using QuickStats. Video Transcript 03:34 Census Product - Community Profiles This video demonstrates how to find Census data for your area of interest using Community Profiles. Video Transcript 02:45 Census Product - Census Tables This video demonstrates how to find detailed Census data for your area of interest and how to download a Census table. Video Transcript 04:56 Back to top Key ABS Products for Teachers Australian Social Trends A description of some of the main features of the Australian Social Trends publication and where to find it on the ABS website. Video Transcript Australian Social Trends 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. 03:09 Measures of Australia's Progress How to find the Measures of Australia's Progress publication and a brief demonstration of key features. Video Transcript 03:02 Yearbook Australia How to find the Yearbook Australia series and a brief demonstration of key features. Video Transcript 01:39 Consumer Price Index How to find Consumer Price Index (CPI) on the website and a demonstration of how to access CPI education resources from the ABS Education pages. Video Transcript 02:41 Key National Indicators How to find Key National Indicators on the ABS website and a demonstration of how to access source publications. Video Transcript 02:25 National Accounts A demonstration of the National Accounts themes page and how to find quarterly and annual GDP data. Video Transcript 02:46

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