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ABS Training: Time Series Made Simple


This course aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of statistical time series, including an understanding of trends, cycles, seasonal variation and irregular movements that may be present in the data.

Structure of SessionsWorkshop

Duration1/2 day

Who should attendThe workshop is ideal for those who need to analyse and interpret published seasonally adjusted and trend estimates.

Course outcomesOn completion you'll be able to:
  • Describe the components of a time series
  • Understand the problems and issues which may arise during seasonal adjustment
  • Interpret time series estimates in an appropriate way

Course contents
  • What is a time series?
  • Time series components
  • Prior corrections
    • Outliers, trend breaks, seasonal breaks
  • Interpreting time series estimates

Cost$480 (inc GST) per person

When is this course run?For scheduled training courses see the ABS Training Calendar. We can also run the course in your organisation if you have sufficient numbers.

Further information & registrationsPlease get in touch with the ABS Training Contact in your State/Territory.

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