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This guide will help you find statistical information for your assignments and research

About the ABS

The ABS provides statistics on a wide range of topics including economy, environment, industry, business, Census, housing, population, regional statistics, social matters, and condensed facts about Australia.

Most statistical publications on the ABS website can be accessed free of charge without login.

The ABS also provides access to detailed data that can be manipulated through a number of tools such as TableBuilder or MicroData. JCU has access to these products as part of our University agreement. These products require you to register and create a free account with the ABS to access data. Some components may also be restricted to staff and higher degree research students and will require you to attend training before you are able to access the data. 

What can I find on the ABS website?

How to search ABS publications

ABS provides a number of ways to search for its publications. Click on Statistics at the top of the page to go to a list of topics. Or scroll to the links at the bottom to find other options, such as Data by Region.

Use the Help pages to assist with finding your way around the site.

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