1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2293-13 Statistician

Collects, organises and interprets quantifiable data and uses statistical methodologies to produce statistical reports and analyses for government, commercial and other planning purposes.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • liaises with management and clients to determine the area to be surveyed or examined
  • specifies the data to be collected and the methodology to be used in collection and analysis
  • assists with the selection or development of data collection instruments such as survey questionnaires
  • reports on findings, arranges presentation of results
  • evaluates and describes the reliability and utility of source information in forms such as summary tables, graphs and charts
  • reports significant differences in relationships among sources of data
  • may assist in the development of statistical computer programs


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