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Find Statistics:  Find Australian statistics

Find key sources of Australian and international statistics and data.



Using statistics in your assignments can strengthen your argument by providing supporting evidence for your work.

To find statistics, identify who might have collected the statistics you are looking for (e.g. government departments, companies, organisations, etc) and search their web pages for relevant data and publications.

The resources on this page provide a great starting point!

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the Government agency responsible for the collection of statistics in Australia. They collect, collate and report on data from the Census of Population and Housing, from surveys and from other government agencies.

The ABS collects and makes available statistics covering the economy, people, health, environment & energy, regions and industry.


Australian Census data

Other Australian resources

Other Australian statistical sources 


Historical resources

Historical Australian statistics


Statistical terms

Understanding statistical terms

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