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Find Statistics:  Find Australian statistics

Find key sources of Australian and international statistics and data.

Statistical information

Statistical resources


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 following resources are a good place to start your statistical research

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.

Using the ABS site


The following online video tutorials are useful for helping you understand and access ABS data:

Australian Census information

Other Australian resources

Other Australian statistical resources


Historical resources

Historical Australian statistical resources


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Statistical terms

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