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Statistics: ABS - Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia's national statistical  agency.  It produces and disseminates most of Australia's statistics including the 5 yearly national Census of Population and Housing.

ABS publications and how to find them

ABS offers a number of browsing options for finding publications including the following:

ABS publications on microfiche

Publications between 1901 and 1993 are available in microfiche format as well as online. The microfiche copies replace the library's original print copies, most of which have been discarded except for significant publications such as the Year Book Australia and the South Australian Year Book.

Non-standard ABS publications

Please note that not all ABS products are available free of charge. All enquiries about non-standard ABS products should be directed to the ABS Consultancy Services with the exception of applications for Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) which are made through the university. The ABS website gives a list of available CURFs.