4500.0 - Crime and Justice News, 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/07/2010   
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Statistical Language! 2008

Statistical Language! 2008 (cat. no. 1332.0.55.002) is an education resource designed to improve the reader's understanding of some fundamental statistical concepts. It is written in plain English for adults, includes a glossary of basic statistical terms and aims to provide them with the basic statistics literacy skills to:

  • understand key statistical terminology;
  • facilitate access to the expanding level of statistical information presented to the public;
  • gain confidence with interpreting summarised information;
  • appreciate the importance of statistical information in today's society; and
  • make critical and informed use of data, whatever its source.

ABS Data Quality Framework

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Data Quality Framework (ABS DQF) provides the standards for assessing and reporting on the quality of statistical information. It is a tool which improves a user's ability to:
  • decided whether a dataset or statistical product is fit for purpose (which in turn helps to identify data gaps);
  • assess the data quality of seemingly similar collections; and
  • interpret data.

It can also assist those developing statistical collections to produce high quality outputs. Furthermore, it provides an explanation of each of the seven dimensions of the framework, followed by a discussion to assist data users and producers to apply the framework.

The ABS Data Quality Framework is designed for use by a range of data users and providers in different setting, including government agencies, statistical agencies and independent research agencies.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

ABS Surveys Charter

The ABS Surveys Charter, 2010 (cat. no. 1008.0) was released in March 2010. This Charter specifies what you can expect when the ABS approaches you for inclusion in any of our household or business surveys. The ABS seeks to continually improve our relationship with survey participants, and would appreciate your feedback in relation to any contact you have with the ABS, and on the standards identified in this Charter in particular.

Newsletter Subscriptions

The ABS Email Notification Service enables you to register your interest to receive email alerts on updates to crime and justice releases as well as other ABS topics. This service is free and allows you to keep up to date with the latest ABS information without having to regularly check the ABS website.

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