1407.0.55.001 - ABS.Stat Beta: Web Browser, User Guide  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/10/2016   
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The ABS.Stat Web Browser

The online window to the ABS.Stat data warehouse is provided by the ABS.Stat Web Browser. This browser has been designed to allow both experienced and new users to rapidly locate and retrieve statistical data and related metadata.

Main features include:

  • Table View– construct queries, view data, flags and metadata from a table that includes a number of pivot features for customising the data layout.
  • Metadata Access - access all metadata from dataset level down to observation or data point / series footnotes and data flags.
  • Dynamic graphics – visualise data dynamically in a line chart, bar chart or scatter plot chart.


Locating Data


The welcome page presents some of the high-level information that can be accessed in ABS.Stat. From the welcome page, the user has the option of finding ABS statistical data and metadata and customising how that data will be formatted.

Data can be located by browsing or searching themes:
Graphic: The ‘Find in themes’ search box

Click on the ABS logo to return to the Welcome Page

Graphic: The ABS.Stat Web Browser Interface showing the welcome page with the ‘Data by theme’ panel on the left
The ABS.Stat Web Browser Interface

Opening more than one dataset at a time

With this release, there is no functionality to open more than one dataset at a time within a single tab of your internet browser. Future releases may contain this feature. You can however open multiple tabs of your internet browser and then open a different dataset in each.