1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Dec 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2010  Final
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Summary of Events

Senior’s ‘Have a Go Day’

The Seniors Recreation Council of WA held its annual ‘Have a Go Day' event on Wednesday 3 November at Burswood Park.

This is a free event for the over 45’s to try a range of different sporting and recreation activities (such as canoeing and rock climbing). Organisations are invited to display information that might appeal to that age group.

In keeping with the mantra of “Census, Census, Census” the ABS had a stand to promote the 2011 Census.

It was well patronised and not only were many of the goodies taken (there are sure to be a lot of thankful grandchildren sporting Census water bottles, wristbands, mini-footballs etc), but there were many inquiries about Census jobs and information.

Senior's Have a Go Day  Senior's Have a Go Day

World Statistics Day

The inaugural World Statistics Day on 20th October 2010 was celebrated in style at the ABS with a special presentation to the sWAn group.

The sWAn group or the Statistical Western Australian Network, are a group of like minded people from predominately government agencies who come together regularly to discuss the latest statistics.

Presenters for the morning included Paul Jelfs from the ABS who gave an overview of the ABS and statistics and made specific reference to the National Health Survey.

The other presenter for the morning was Richard Weller whose book Boom Town discusses Perth’s sustainability and population growth as we head towards 2050.

World Statistics Day World Statistic Day

Training and Development

The WA Office of the ABS received a visit from the Census Products and Services area to fill us in on the new and exciting products that will be released in conjunction with 2011 Census data.

Ros Harvey and Michael Walker from the Census Products and Services team gave ABS staff and external ABS clients a presentation revealing products such as new and improved Table Builder and new mapping facilities.

They also discussed key data release dates and the new Australian Statistical Geographical Standard (ASGS) that will be used for the first time in the 2011 Census.

Later, Tracey Rowley and Nellie Gaynor presented a similar presentation to participants in an Australian New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) training course.

ANZSOG Presentation Census Products Presentation