Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)


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The Australian Bureau of Statistics can help you by providing statistical solutions to make informed decisions. The ABS provides statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, serving government, business and the general population.

Statistics include:

  • a wide range of free statistics on Australia's economy, environment, industry and people
  • information and data relating to the Census of Population and Housing
  • information about particular suburbs is available using the Census QuickStats
  • regional statistics - statistics by Local Government Areas in your State/Territory
  • the latest economic statistics on the Key National Indicators page
  • the population clock and animated population pyramids show you how the Australian and States/Territory populations have changed and will continue to change with time
  • Australia at a Glance - provides condensed facts about Australia


On 3 December 2008 it was announced that the 'majority' of ABS content will be under a Creative Commons Attribution license:

Creative Commons provides a spectrum of licensing for the use of intellectual property between full copyright and public domain – in essence 'some rights reserved'. The ABS is poised to introduce Creative Commons licensing for the majority of its web content.

The relevant Creative Commons logo (which will link to the Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence) will be included at the bottom of every page on the ABS website.

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