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GENERAL RELEASES

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Australian Bureau of Statistics - Annual Report, 2009-10
Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011
Australian Statistics Advisory Council - Annual Report, 2009-10
National Regional Profile, 2005 to 2009
Quality Management of Statistical Processes Using Quality Gates, Dec 2010
Research Paper: Sample Design Frameworks for ABS Household Surveys (Methodology Advisory Committee), Jun 2010
Research Paper: The Use of Scores to Detect and Prioritise Anomalous Estimates (Methodology Advisory Committee), Nov 2009
State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2010


Australian Bureau of Statistics – Annual Report, 2009-10 (cat. no. 1001.0) – released 27/10/10

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Annual Report provides an overview of the operations of the ABS for the year ended 30 June 2010.

In the past 12 months, the ABS has continued to build a modern statistical organisation, with a focus on corporate realignment, technology investment and a statistical program that is growing in complexity. Significant achievements were posted across our statistical divisions, with a focus on meeting complex information demands in the economic, social, population and environment spheres – the four pillars of the ABS statistics program.

To find out more, please visit the publication.


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 – Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001) – released 23/12/10

This publication is the first volume of a series detailing the new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). It deals with the ASGS Main Structure (Statistical Area Levels 1 - 4) and the Greater Capital City Statistical Areas.

The ASGS will be progressively introduced through the various ABS collections. It will replace the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) as the main geographical framework for the 2011 Census of Population and Housing, although data on Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and those regions aggregated from SLAs will still be available for 2011. All ABS collections should be reporting on ASGS units by 2013.

Any enquires regarding the ASGS, or suggestions for its improvement can be made by emailing geography@abs.gov.au.

To find out more, please visit the publication.


Australian Statistics Advisory Council – Annual Report, 2009-10 (cat. no. 1002.0) – released 27/10/10

ASAC is the key advisory body to the Minister and the Statistician on statistical services. It provides valuable input to the directions and priorities of the ABS work program and reports annually to the Parliament.

The Council meets twice yearly and met in November 2009 and May 2010 with discussions covering a broad range of topics including:
    the National Statistical Service;
    data integration;
    the ABS work program and resources including international collaboration with other National Statistical Offices;
    the Australian Health Survey; and
    preparation for the 2011 Census.
In particular, approaches to the better utilisation of administrative data, while protecting the security of individual and personal information, have occupied much of ASAC’s discussion during the year.

To find out more, please visit the publication.


National Regional Profile, 2005 to 2009 (cat. no. 1379.0.55.001) – released 22/11/10

Data available at the following geographic levels: Statistical Division; Statistical Subdivision; Statistical Local Area; Local Government Area

Graphic: National Regional Profile of Melbourne Local Government Area


National Regional Profiles use a Google Maps based interface to make it easier to find information on Local Government Areas and other types of regions across Australia.

The latest regional profiles include new information on tourist accommodation and additional government payments. This adds to the existing economic and social data such as income, age, occupation, building and agriculture.

The Local Government Area of Melton in Melbourne's west had the fastest average annual growth rate in population from 2004-05 to 2008-09, reaching a population of 100,000 in 2008-09. In this period, there were increases in the number of Baby Bonus recipients (35.8%) and Family Tax Benefit recipients (18.7%) in this area.

To find out more, please visit the publication, as well as the National Regional Profile page of the ABS website.
Quality Management of Statistical Processes Using Quality Gates, Dec 2010 (cat. no. 1540.0) – released 23/12/10

This information paper provides details on the concept of a quality management initiative called quality gates, aimed at improving statistical processes.
    Quality gates are being implemented throughout the ABS to formalise existing processes. Quality gates are designed to improve the early detection of errors or flaws in production processes.They do this through the use of six components: Placement, Quality Measures, Roles, Tolerance, Actions and Evaluation. This paper describes in more detail the quality gates framework to enable its application by other agencies. In particular, the paper provides an explanation of each of the six components of a quality gate, followed by examples and templates.

    To find out more, please visit the publication.


    Research Paper: Sample Design Frameworks for ABS Household Surveys (Methodology Advisory Committee), Jun 2010 (cat. no. 1352.0.55.108) – released 23/11/10

    For many years the sampling framework used for ABS household surveys has been based around a single master sample of geographic areas selected after the five-yearly Population Census. This paper compares some alternative sampling frameworks for ABS household surveys, describing key sample design issues which need to be considered.

    To find out more, please visit the publication.
    Research Paper: The Use of Scores to Detect and Prioritise Anomalous Estimates (Methodology Advisory Committee), Nov 2009 (cat. no. 1352.0.55.104) – released 23/11/10

    This paper provides an overview of scores used in macro-editing and presents some new scores based on significance criteria. Problems with macro-editing scoring methodologies due to the effect of swamping and masking are discussed. The paper finishes with a summary of findings and recommendations for developing score-based macro-editing for business surveys conducted by the ABS.

    To find out more, please visit the publication.


    State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2010 (cat. no. 1367.2) – released 19/11/10

    Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State/Territory; Local Government Area; Statistical Division; Melbourne Metropolitan Area; Major Statistical Region; Tourism Region

    State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (SRIV) is a quarterly publication that contains recently released statistical information about Victoria and its regions. Data are sourced from ABS and non-ABS collections. It provides measures according to a triple bottom line of economic, social and environment elements.

    The September 2010 issue of SRIV includes:
      Animated Population Pyramids for Victorian Local Government Areas
      Spotlight On: Children’s participation in organised sport and dancing, Victoria
    A number of regular sections, for example Crime, Work and Income, and Environment, also provide recent Victorian-level data. We encourage you to explore this publication and the range of statistics it offers.

    The next issue of SRIV is due for release on 21 February 2011. This will be the final release of SRIV pending the development and implementation of a new national output on the ABS website. The new output, intended for first release in July 2011, will bring together a comparative set of key Population; Social; Economic; Industry; and Environmental indicators for all states and territories. It may also include selected indicators of particular relevance to specific states and territories. Analytical feature articles are expected to be continued and a newsletter section is intended to be integral to the new output.


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