ABS Transformation

The ABS of the future

The ABS provides the evidence for governments, businesses and the community to make important decisions every day. To support this, we are making significant changes across all aspects of our organisation.

This includes a $257 million investment to modernise ABS infrastructure over five years. This will enhance the statistical business systems we use to produce critical information about our economy, our society, our population and our environment.

Embracing new technology and statistical methods, collaborating better with our partners and improving our culture helps us to better meet the information needs of our stakeholders and the community.

The new ABS National Data Acquisition Centre in Geelong, established as part of our transformation to be the national hub for data collection, reflects our new way of doing business. A user-focused approach to data collection is improving the experience of providing information to the ABS.

We are helping to address critical data gaps, barriers to data sharing and reducing duplication across government agencies.

Your privacy

We are committed to upholding the privacy, confidentiality and security of the personal information we collect.

Strong community trust supports high levels of participation in our survey and Census programs so that we can deliver accurate data, statistics and insights back to the people who need them.

We have strong legislative and governance measures in place to ensure privacy is protected, and we work closely with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to align our approaches with community expectations and best practice. The investment in transforming our statistical infrastructure includes further security investment.

We are listening

We are working closely with our customers to understand their information requirements and develop statistical solutions to meet their needs and budget.

If you have any feedback or questions about ABS Transformation you can contact us.

You can stay up-to-date by exploring the latest Transformation achievements or visiting the ABS media centre.

ABS Transformation

  • The ABS of the future

Transformation in action