ABS Corporate Plan

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The ABS Corporate Plan outlines the role of the ABS as a national statistical agency and the future directions of the organisation

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Australian Statistician, Dr David Gruen AO

As Australia’s national statistical agency, the ABS tells the story of Australia through numbers. Our high-quality data and insights are the basis for complex analysis of Australia’s population, environment, and economy. This analysis informs important decisions that have an impact on everyone’s daily lives.

In a fast-paced data environment, the ABS is responding to increasing demands for statistical insights by using existing public and private sector data, and by improving processes of providing data to the ABS to make them as easy as possible. The ABS is continuing to focus on data protection and security, to ensure we continue to handle and store Australia’s information with the high standard expected.

The Government announced a significant four-year investment in the ABS in the 2023-24 Budget to deliver a full monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) and to provide better data on intergenerational disadvantage. This investment will also support the ABS to continue the modernisation of IT systems by transitioning key data assets and methods to a secure and scalable cloud environment.

The ABS Corporate Plan 2023-24 is our principal planning document. It provides an overview of the ABS’ operating environment, key priorities and challenges, our activities and statistical outputs, and how we will measure our success.

As the Accountable Authority of the ABS, I am pleased to present the ABS Corporate Plan 2023-24, which covers the period 2023–24 to 2026–27, in accordance with the requirements of section 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

I look forward to reporting to the Australian Parliament and the Australian public on our performance in delivering on this Plan in the ABS Annual Report 2023-24.

Dr David Gruen AO
Australian Statistician

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