Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Have your say. What do you want from Census products?

The ABS is currently reviewing the way we deliver Census data, in preparation for developing products for 2011 Census output. It is very important to us to hear your experiences of using Census products, so that we can refine and improve the way we deliver Census data in the future.

We're looking for comments and suggestions from users about their experience of:
  • CData Online
  • Quick Stats
  • MapStats
  • Census Tables
  • Community Profiles
  • Data Packs
  • TableBuilder

If you'd like to provide feedback please take a few minutes to answer some questions by clicking on the attached link. Feedback closes on 1st February, at 11:30am.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Are you looking to develop your statistical skills in 2010?

Statistics are collected on most aspects of Australian life. They capture vital information about our economic performance, the well-being of our population and the condition of our environment.

In order to make sound judgements, it is essential that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to understand, interpret and evaluate statistical information for research, planning and decision-making purposes.

The ABS provides a range of training courses to develop your statistical skills and to help you make the best use of ABS information. These training courses can assist you to develop your ability to understand statistical concepts; analyse and interpret data; design and develop survey questionnaires; and develop an understanding of labour, demographic and environmental statistics.

ABS training courses offered in 2010, include: