1005.0 - ABS Corporate Plan, 2019-20  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/08/2019   
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Key Activities

  • Produce macro-economic statistics, including National and International Accounts, Labour Force and quarterly Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  • Produce social and population statistics, including enhancing key demographic statistics, and implementing a wide range of social surveys including Health, Disability, Safety, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Time Use
  • Produce quality industry and business statistics including the Annual Economic Collections, Agricultural Collections and Transport
  • Prepare for Census 2021, including undertaking a major field test
  • Deliver our Statistical Business Transformation Program for more robust and resilient statistical processes
  • Maintain the trust of the Australian community through strong privacy processes and cyber security settings
  • Provide transparent access to collection methodology and standards
  • Provide access to data through the ABS website, DataLab and other customised data services

  • ABS data is valued as a national resource and trusted by key data users
  • Quality official statistics are made available in a timely manner to inform important government, business and household decisions

Performance MeasuresMethodTarget

Community trust
= average level of trust in the ABS and ABS statistics

Measure frequency: annual

  • Community Trust Surveys
  • Number of statistics released free from significant errors
  • Percentage of statistical releases published on the advertised date
  • At least 85% average level of trust in the ABS and ABS statistics
  • 100% of statistics are released free of significant error
  • At least 95% of statistical releases are published on the advertised date

Use of data products and services
= number of customers using ABS data products or services

Measure frequency: biannual

Counts of customers per product or service each year
  • At least 6000 DataLab sessions each year
  • At least 8,000 new Table Builder registrations each year
  • At least 1,300 requests for customised data each year

International compliance
= ABS statistics meet standards for National and International Accounts, Labour Force, Unemployment, CPI, and Estimates of Resident Population

Measure frequency: annual

Compliance with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Data Dissemination Standards (SDDS)

100% of in-scope collections meet IMF SDDS

Current Capability
  • Methods and standards expertise
  • Sound statistical business processes
  • Robust privacy practices
  • Reliable cyber security settings
Capability Required
  • Robust enterprise wide systems
  • Engaging training for users of ABS data

Associated Enterprise Risks

AThe ABS repeatedly or significantly fails to deliver high quality statistical products and services
CThe ABS is unable to access the data it needs and protect the data it holds
EWorkforce quantity, capability, and/or capacity is insufficient to deliver quality ABS products and services
FTransformation fails to deliver capability to generate improvements in public value, meet customer needs, and more efficient operations