Australian Bureau of Statistics
Understanding Statistics FAQs
Q. I don't understand the use of tabs on the Statistical Product pages?
Q. Is there any information to help me understand Time Series Analysis?
A. There is a variety of information regarding the basic concepts; the process of seasonal adjustment; issues with seasonal adjustment; and seasonal adjustment methods on the ABS web site; see help using time series data for common questions around these and other reading.
Q. Does the ABS provide any statistical training?
A. The ABS offers a large suite of training programmes to develop your statistical skills and help you make the best use of ABS information. These courses are offered state wide, see Training calendar for further information.
The ABS also offers self help resources in the form of understanding statistics tools.
Q. What are data cubes?
A. A data cube can be thought of as a set of similar 2D tables stacked on top of each other. For example, a set of 2D tables showing population at 30 June by age group for each local government area would form a data cube, with local government areas the third dimension.
For more information on data cubes see other frequently asked questions.
This page last updated 28 March 2014