Jacky Hodges, General Manager, Industry Statistics Division

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Jacky Hodges leads the Industry Statistics Division. She has nearly 20 years experience working across a range of program areas including Census, engagement with State Government agencies and across the breadth of Economic Surveys. More recently, Jacky held the positions of Regional Director of the Sydney, Hobart and Perth offices, including the official positions of Tasmanian and Western Australian Statistician.

The Industry Statistics Division is responsible for developing, compiling, analysing and disseminating statistical information across a range of sectors including Agriculture, Environment, Building and Construction, Transport, Tourism, Financial Institutions, Innovation and Technology. The Division also produces Main Economic Indicators including Private New Capital Expenditure, Retail Trade, Business Indicators, Building Approvals, Job Vacancies, New Motor Vehicle Sales and Housing and Lending Finance. The Division includes the Statistical Infrastructure and International Branch, encompassing the International Relations & Regional Statistical Development section, the Business Register Unit and the Statistical Standards and Infrastructure section. The Division is focussed on working with its partners to provide a strong information base for policy development and evaluation.

Jacky holds an Applied Science degree (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and post graduate qualifications in Statistics (Victoria University). Prior to joining the ABS, Jacky worked in marketing for Pacific Brands. In 2012, Jacky was named as one of the 100 Women of Influence in the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Women of Influence Awards.