2066.0 - CDATA Newsletter, Mar 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/03/2006   
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New recommended retail prices for CDATA 2001, Add-on Datapacks & SEIFA 2001.

You can download an expanded range of data on the ABS web site, including:

  • electronic publications (PDF and HTML based content);
  • Census Community Profiles down to Collection District level;
  • time series spreadsheets; and
  • other spreadsheets and data cubes.

Printed copies of publications and Census maps are still available and can be purchased either:
online using our e-commerce facility or by calling 1300 135 070.

The cost of the data component included in the CDATA 2001 products has been removed, substantially reducing the overall cost of the product\s.

New recommended retail price as at 3/1/2006
(includes GST)
CDATA 2001 - Full GIS
CDATA 2001 - Quickbuild
CDATA 2001 Add-On Datapacks
SEIFA 2001

Further information and details can be obtained from the National Information & Referral Service, by calling 1300 135 070.

Product of the Month - Year Book Australia 2006.

The ABS has numerous statistics, which may assist you in making the correct decisions.

The product of the month for February 2006 was the Year Book of Australia for 2006.

Graphic - 2006 Year Book Australia image

The Year Book Australia 2006 provides a comprehensive and definitive source of facts about Australia. The Year Book has 30 chapters which cover Australia's economic position and social conditions, as well as articles about our climate and environment. You will have easy access to information which is relevant, reliable and up-to-date.

Also includes a CD-ROM!
The 2006 Year Book comes complete with a comprehensive CD-ROM, which complements the hard cover version by giving you rapid access to every subject. It is easy to load on any computer, making it the ideal resource for the business computer network.

Internet users can freely access the content from the Year Book Online.

The Year Book is a comprehensive source of information about Australia and is an ideal addition to your reference collection.

With 2005 edition sold out make sure you order your copy today!

Order Now by phoning 1300 135 070 or purchase online.

The ABS Web site has Evolved!

At the Australian Bureau of Statistics, we are continuing to improve our web site as part of our commitment to provide easy access to ABS information. The section of the site previously known as 'AusStats' is now known as 'Statistics' and has undergone a major redesign. These improvements have been implemented on the web site on 27 January 2006 and can be accessed from the 'Statistics' link on any ABS web page.

Some features of the new design include improved navigation to information and statistical products, which are now available for viewing by:
  • Catalogue Number;
  • Release Date;
  • Topic (such as Economy, Labour Force);
  • Title; and
  • Search.

Also instead of related product information being at the bottom of a page, information is now grouped at the top of the page. Title, Issue and Release details are all still there, but the product is then broken-down into several components using tabs so related information is easier to find. The interface consists of five tabbed pages;

1. Summary Tab - Contains a short description of the data, comments and analysis of the statistical data, and any media releases or feature articles.

2. Details Tab - Contains access to the Publication, Time Series Spreadsheets and Data Cubes.

3. Explanatory Notes Tab - Contains supporting information such as Abbreviations, the Glossary and the Explanatory Notes.

4. Related Information Tab - Contains a list of links to similar statistical data.

5. Past & Future Releases Tab - Contains details about when the data will be published in the future, a list of previous publication dates and when the data was first published.

Contact Us
Census Technical Helpline
1800 676 646
Email: census.software@abs.gov.au
(for help with CDATA 2001, SEIFA 2001 and CLIB2001)

National Information Service
1300 135 070
(for all other ABS inquiries)

Newspoint Editor
Stephen O’Connor
Phone 02 6252 6013 stephen.oconnor@abs.gov.au
    CDATA User Group Manager
    Simon Jarman
    Phone 02 6252 6015