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Senior Staff Biography - Paul Jelfs, First Assistant Statistician, Social, Health and Labour Division

Dr Paul Jelfs (PhD) is the First Assistant Statistician of the Social, Health and Labour Division of the Population, Labour and Social Statistics Group. Paul seeks to drive new and innovative information developments across a range of social issues, working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and partners. His Division is responsible for developing, compiling, analysing and disseminating statistical information that describes the characteristics and well-being of Australia's population in the areas of:
• employment
• household income and wealth
• housing
• health, disability and ageing
• children and families
• crime and justice including family and domestic violence and
• Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Paul has extensive experience in Commonwealth and State Government agencies in both information management and service delivery. He has worked across these agencies to promote the best use of information to support government, non government agencies and the community to plan, make evidence based policy decisions and conduct quality evaluations.

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