Australian Bureau of Statistics
Current Reviews of Social Statistical Standards
2011/12 REVIEWS OF SOCIAL STATISTICAL STANDARDS
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is currently undertaking a review of the following social statistical standards:
The statistical standards are comprised of a set of components which produce consistent and high quality statistical output across collections and over time. The statistical standard document includes the following components:
The statistical standards specify the approved approaches applied by the ABS in the development, collection, processing and dissemination of official statistics. These standards also enable other statistical agencies, research institutions and government departments to appropriately use data that the ABS collects or to undertake quality data collection.
The main objectives of the reviews are to:
For detailed information on the statistical standards please refer to the relevant standard on the ABS website:
The ABS welcomes any suggestions you may have for changes to the statistical standards for listed social variables. We will be updating the standards with reference to 2011 Census information and making other relevant plain English updates to ensure the standards remain current. However, of particular interest are any areas where the standards do not support statistical analysis, are unclear for users of the data or do not contain enough detailed information. Written submissions should be submitted (by email) to the ABS by COB Tuesday 13th, December 2011; to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For future reviews of social standards please refer to the Upcoming Review Schedule.
This page first published 15 November 2011, last updated 18 November 2011