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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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General CensusAtSchool

Introducing CensusAtSchoolFormer Australian Statistician, Dennis Trewin, talks about the aims of CensusAtSchool and the structure of the project.02:12


Tailoring the Data to Suit Your Needs

Making Multiple Worksheets in a WorkbookInsert a new sheet into an Excel workbook.00:54

Simplify the DataCopy and paste data from an existing worksheet into a new worksheet.04:12


Working with Data in Microsoft Excel

Create a Summary TableFormat a table used to summarise data.


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COUNTIF FunctionUse COUNTIF to tally the frequency of a variable.


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COUNTIF Function

COUNTIF is a function in Excel that allows you to quickly add the amount of times like data appears in your data sample. Let me show you how you can use COUNTIF to complete the summary table.

Firstly place your cursor on the cell next to the first eye colour on your summary table. Go to Insert and then select Function. In the search box, type in the term COUNTIF. And then Press go (OK).

A new screen should appear called Function Arguments, asking for a Range and Criteria. To select the Range left mouse click the first piece of eye colour data and whilst holding down the left mouse button, drag your cursor to the last piece of data. This is now your Data Range. Click in the Criteria box and select the eye colour you wish to add the number of, from the summary table. In this case it will be brown. Click OK.

You should now see the number of brown eyed students in your data sample. Repeat these steps for each of the eye colours on your summary table. This is a useful function to know about, especially when you have larger data sets that you need to summarise.
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Draw a GraphInsert and format a graph using categorical data.


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Using the Sort FunctionSort data according to topic and value.


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Mean and Median FunctionFind the mean and median of numerical data.


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Using CensusAtSchool in the ClassroomConstruct a scatterplot, remove outliers, add a trend line and remove outliers; and identify possible outliers using conditional formatting.

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Using ABS Census Data Products

Introductory Video for Census TopicsIntroduction to the Census topics as well as what is not included in the Census product videos.


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Census Product - QuickStatsThis video demonstrates how you can search for key summary Census data using QuickStats.


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Census Product - Community ProfilesThis video demonstrates how to find Census data for your area of interest using Community Profiles.


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Census Product - Census TablesThis video demonstrates how to find detailed Census data for your area of interest and how to download a Census table.


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Key ABS Products for Teachers

Australian Social TrendsA description of some of the main features of the Australian Social Trends publication and where to find it on the ABS website.


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Measures of Australia's ProgressHow to find the Measures of Australia's Progress publication and a brief demonstration of key features.


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Yearbook AustraliaHow to find the Yearbook Australia series and a brief demonstration of key features.


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Consumer Price IndexHow to find Consumer Price Index (CPI) on the website and a demonstration of how to access CPI education resources from the ABS Education pages.


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Key National IndicatorsHow to find Key National Indicators on the ABS website and a demonstration of how to access source publications.


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National AccountsA demonstration of the National Accounts themes page and how to find quarterly and annual GDP data.


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