Statistics



Technical report

Technical paper: Alignment of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) and the ABS Census definitions of homelessness

The purpose of this paper is to outline the alignment and differences in the definitions of homelessness between the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Census of Population and Housing (the Census)...
Report

Text mining police narratives to identify types of abuse and victim injuries in family and domestic violence events

In this paper, the authors demonstrate the application of an automated text mining method to identify abuse types and victim injuries in a large corpus of NSW Police Force family and domestic violence (FDV) event narratives recorded between January 2005 and December 2016.
Data portal

Visualising NSW electorates: JobSeeker recipients (Dec 2020)

The NSW Parliamentary Research Service has published this interactive map showing JobSeeker recipient estimates for all 93 NSW electorates.
Journal article

Completeness of open access FluNet influenza surveillance data for Pan-America in 2005–2019

The proposed metric outlined in this article could navigate experts in assessing open access data quality and quantity for conducting credible statistical analyses, estimating disease trends, and developing outbreak forecasting systems.
Data portal

Visualising NSW electorates: building approvals

Using building approvals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the NSW Parliamentary Research Service has produced estimates of building approvals across all 93 NSW electorates. These estimates were derived using population-weighted correspondences. The map shows percentage change in the number or value of building...
Report

Planning for the 2021 Census

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is effectively preparing for the 2021 Census.
Report

Understanding the structure and composition of co-offending networks in Australia

This report presents the findings of a study into co-offending using arrest data from Melbourne, Australia. The study sought to extend previous work on co-offending by analysing the range of crime types committed by individuals and co-offenders across co-offending networks.
Dataset

3419.0 - Insights from the Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset, 2016

The 2016 Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset (ACTEID) has been created by linking two rich sources of migrant data together, the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing and temporary visa holders data from the Department of Home Affairs...
Discussion paper

The digital economy, new products and consumer welfare

Benefits of the digital economy are evident in everyday life, but there are significant concerns that these benefits may not be appropriately reflected in official statistics. The measurement of the net benefits of new and disappearing products depends on what type of price index the...
Dataset

3417.0 - Understanding migrant outcomes - insights from the Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset, Australia, 2016

The 2016 Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset (ACMID) has been created by linking two rich sources of migrant data together, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing and permanent migrant settlement data from the Department of Social Services...
Guide

Youth unemployment statistics: a quick guide - May 2018 update

This guide provides a brief overview of youth unemployment, an introduction to the key concepts and terminology used, and lists relevant data sources.
Report

Family violence: issues for local government

This report, most recently updated in 2018, summarises and analyses publicly available social statistics data to present issues for local governments in Victoria.
Report

Progress in Australian regions: yearbook 2017

This statistical resource measures progress in a region against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators.
Blog post

Use of 2016 Census data to inform on electorate level employment

The Census provides a snapshot of employment at August 2016 based on where a person usually lives and, in this case, the electorate level data can assist in analysing variations in employment patterns for an electorate when compared to a larger region. Sub-regions within an...
Report

NSW economic update: Spring 2017

​​​​The Spring 2017 edition of the NSW economic update presents a snapshot of the NSW economy and provides relevant points of comparison with other Australian States and Territories.
Report

Australian energy update 2017

The Australian Energy Statistics is the authoritative and official source of energy statistics for Australia to support decision making, and help understand how our energy supply and use is changing.
Report

Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16

This report publishes data on 60,600 courses of radiotherapy that were delivered in Australia in 2015–16.
Report

Australian jobs 2017

This publication highlights trends in the Australian labour market and provides guidance about job search and the skills employers value.
Report

Report on the quality of 2016 Census data

The Census Independent Assurance Panel has provided this written report to the Australian Statistician, giving its view on aspects of the quality of the 2016 Census data.
Dataset

2071.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Reflecting Australia - Stories from the Census, 2016

This data summary looks at the key stories collected in the Census, including the number of Australians counted, where we live, how old we are, where we were born, our religion, income, living arrangements and our housing.