Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Recruitment
 

Working with us

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we work, learn and live.

Through the collection of statistics we have exciting stories to tell about the Australian community and the society we live in. We want to recruit, train and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to help us provide trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

With a diverse work program conducted by our ten offices around the country, we have plenty of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to make a contribution.



We are encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider a career at the ABS.

    Key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistical Collections:
    • Census of Population and housing (every five years since 1971)
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (1995, 2001, 2004-05, 2008, 2012-13)
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (1993, 2002, 2008, 2014-15)

When you are making choices about your future, we hope that you will consider working for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS is an independent Australian Public Service Agency, with offices in each state and territory.

As a world leader in its field, the ABS provides a range of information to governments, researchers and the community. This information is used to understand economic, social, labour and other issues that are relevant to Australian society and to assess how our society is changing over time. We are a nationally and internationally respected for our integrity and the quality of our work.

The ABS has a proud history that learns from the past and builds on tradition. We work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities to record facts accurately, understand changes over time and we support them to make full use of the information available to plan for the future. You may have the opportunity to participate in improving the quality and relevance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statistics. You will also have the opportunity to be an active member of the ABS Indigenous Engagement Network.

The ABS offers a family friendly, flexible working environment.

Key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistical Collections:
    • Census of Population and housing (every five years since 1971)
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (1995, 2001, 2004-05)
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (1993, 2002, 2003)