The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia's official statistical organisation. The Bureau assists and encourages informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by providing a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.
Some of the services provided by the ABS include:
Clients who would like to receive information from the ABS on a regular basis, or who need to amend their existing subscription details, should contact the ABS Subscription Service on 1300 366 323. (Note that calls are charged at local call rates, apart from calls from mobile phones which are charged at the applicable mobile rates.)
- ABS subscriptions;
- ABS bookshops;
- mail order service;
- library access to ABS information;
- CPI Infoline;
- on-line access;
- consultancy services; and
- ABS web site.
ABS bookshops in each capital city carry a wide range of ABS products. The address and telephone number for all ABS bookshops can be found under 'ABS Offices and Contact Numbers' near the end of this section.
MAIL ORDER SERVICE
ABS products can be mailed directly to you. Orders may be placed by either telephone, email, or facsimile. The address and telephone number for the Mail Order Service can be found under 'ABS Offices and Contact Numbers' near the end of this section.
LIBRARY ACCESS TO ABS INFORMATION
ABS publications are available for reference at many public and tertiary libraries, the National Library and state libraries. More information is available on the ABS web site at <www.abs.gov.au>. Public access to ABS libraries in each capital city is available on a self-help basis.
CPI INFOLINE - 1902 981 074
This recorded message service provides current and historical Consumer Price Index data. (Call cost is 77c per minute. Calls from mobile phones are charged at the applicable mobile rates.)
DIAL-A-STATISTIC - 1900 986 400
This recorded message service provides the latest statistics for the Consumer Price Index, National Accounts, Balance of Payments, Labour Force, Average Weekly Earnings and Estimated Resident Population. (Call cost is 77c per minute. Calls from mobile phones are charged at the applicable mobile rates.)
ON-LINE ACCESS VIA AUSSTATS
Subscribe to AusStats (cat. no. 1405.0.55.001) and have 24-hour on-line access to the latest time series information from the ABS. Over 100,000 series are available, often with 15 years or more historical data. AusStats is also updated daily at 11.30am Canberra time.
When you need to engage professional, timely and objective statistical consultancy services, first consider the range of services available from the ABS. The ABS houses Australia's largest and most comprehensive range of statistical data and has a wide range of specialist experts on hand to help you with your information and statistical needs.
This expertise can be found in the form of:
Our consultants will assist you by accessing the full range of ABS information including published and unpublished statistics on industry and business, agriculture, international trade, finance, population census, health, welfare and much more.
- mathematical statisticians;
- national and international accountants;
- professional librarians;
- survey designers;
- time series and seasonal adjustment analysts; and
- experts in all ABS social and economic statistics.
In addition, our consultants can analyse data for you as well as model it to help meet your information needs. And, if the data does not exist, we can provide methodological advice on how you can obtain it.
A limited amount of ABS information that is readily and quickly available can be provided free. However, most consultancies are provided on a fee-for-service basis.
Phone your local ABS office to talk to a consultant (see the contact details under 'ABS Offices and Contact Numbers' near the end of this section), or visit the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au> where you will be able to find a range of ABS information. You can email email@example.com with your consultancy requests.
ABS WEB SITEHave you visited the ABS web site yet? With around 1 million hits per month the ABS web site is proving to be a very popular Australian site.
Updated daily, the ABS web site provides statistics on many aspects of Australia and Australians. Free information available includes: a statistical profile of Australia, information papers, news, publication release advices, summary data from the 2001 Census, key economic and social statistics, links to other agencies and much more!
What's hot on the ABS web site
For more information on the ABS and the products and services available visit our web site at <www.abs.gov.au>.
While on the ABS web site take the time to view -
Mining Theme Page - listed under "Themes" from the ABS web site homepage, this page is maintained as the centre of most information you will need on the ABS mining program, including recent statistics, news, our collections, and a glossary of terms.
Products and services page - keeps you up to date with product samples, promotional material and ordering information on a selection of paper and electronic products and services available for purchase.
- Census 2001 data
- main findings from many ABS surveys
- catalogue of publications and products
- media releases
Key national indicators table - this is a summary table of Australia's major economic and social indicators including the latest Consumer Price Index, Gross Domestic Product, Unemployment Rate, Retail Trade, Building Approvals, Average Weekly Earnings, Estimated Resident Population, New Motor Vehicle Registrations and Company Profits.
Questions or comments?
If you have any questions or comments about our web site, or simply need help to find something, you can email the ABS at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABS OFFICES AND CONTACT NUMBERS
For telephone inquiries:
Contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service
1300 135 070 (Australia)
+ 61 2 9268 4909 (International)
Many questions are able to be answered straight away; some will be referred to other ABS staff who will contact you.
ABS Mail Order Sales:
ABS Mail Order Service
Locked Bag 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
02 6252 5249
Other contact details:
NEW SOUTH WALES
St Andrews House
SYDNEY NSW 2000
GPO Box 796
SYDNEY NSW 1041
Bookshop - 02 9268 4620
Commercial Union Tower
485 La Trobe Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
GPO Box 2796Y
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Bookshop - 03 9615 7367
313 Adelaide Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
GPO Box 9817
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Bookshop - 07 3222 6350
Level 16, Exchange Plaza
2 The Esplanade
PERTH WA 6000
GPO Box K881
PERTH WA 6001
Bookshop - 08 9360 5307
7th Floor East
55 Currie Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
GPO Box 2272
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Bookshop - 08 8237 7582
200 Collins Street
HOBART TAS 7000
GPO Box 66A
HOBART TAS 7001
Bookshop - 03 6222 5975
81 Smith Street
DARWIN NT 0800
GPO Box 3796
DARWIN NT 0801
Bookshop - 08 8943 2111
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
QBE Insurance Building
33-35 Ainslie Avenue
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Locked Bag 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Bookshop - 02 6207 0326