On Wednesday 22 May ABS.Stat Beta will be unavailable due to an upgrade. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
|What is ABS.Stat Beta?|
ABS.Stat Beta is an interactive free online tool that presents data in a searchable, flexible and dynamic way.
ABS.Stat provides you with two options;
- a web browser interface where you can view, query and download data; and
- a web services interface described in a machine-processable format using the Statistical Data and Metadata Standard (SDMX) allowing machine-to-machine mechanisms for accessing and sharing ABS data
The ABS.Stat web browser interface allows you to:
- search and discover ABS statistics
- query, view and download data - choose pre-packaged data or customise data to your own requirements
- view valuable metadata alongside the data
- export data in a range of formats such as Excel and CSV as well as SDMX.
The ABS.Stat web services allows the exchange of data between computer systems (the machine-to-machine services) facilitating the sharing of data through a programmatic interface across the internet.
Full 'User Assistance' for both options is available from the top right hand navigation bar.
Selected datasets are loaded as soon as possible after their 11:30am release on the ABS website. However, data in the ABS.Stat beta release may not necessarily be the most up to date. You are advised to check the ABS website (www.abs.gov.au) for the latest data. We have created an ABS.Stat release calendar which provides expected dataset release and update information. The ABS.Stat current dataset status table lists datasets that are available with latest release information.
ABS.Stat uses software which has been jointly developed by a consortium of organisations including the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Statistics New Zealand and others.
Access ABS.Stat Beta today and tell us what you think!
This page last updated 17 May 2013