ABS.Stat (beta) API (https://stat.data.abs.gov.au) has been replaced by the new ABS Data API. ABS Data API User Guide has detailed information and worked examples for the new API.
Data APIs enable fast access to ABS statistics by using machine to machine 'API calls'. These calls return statistics in a machine friendly format so that you can integrate data into your own systems as they are released.
The ABS Data API includes a variety of fixes and improvements, including;
- A new WCAG 2.0 compliant user interface called Data Explorer where you can filter data and generate API calls
- Faster release of data in APIs - data will be available in ABS data APIs soon after it is published to the ABS website
- Improved compliance with the SDMX 2.1 information model
- More format options - data is available in XML, JSON and CSV and metadata available in XML and JSON
Please note, in the short term the release of new data through ABS Data APIs and Data Explorer will still be delayed after the data is available through the ABS Website.
API keys are optional but recommended for the ABS Data API. To request an API key and register to be notified about ongoing API improvements, please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, to raise questions, provide feedback and share your knowledge, please visit our Community of Practice.