|The Statistical Clearing House is no longer in operation. However, the following resources can help you prepare your survey.|
Guidelines for survey development
These guidelines provide advice on how to develop your collection instrument and methodology to help minimise respondent burden and generate fit-for-purpose results.
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Data item design
|Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006|
The ANZSIC lists and describes the standards for classifying industries by activity.
Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), 2013
The ANZSCO lists and describes the standards for classifying occupations by activity.
|Selecting the main data collection mode|
View the Data Collection Mode survey practice guide online.
Download a PDF copy of the Data Collection Mode survey practice guide.
View the Survey Reminders survey practice guide online.
Download a PDF copy of the Survey Reminders practice guide.
ABS forms design
The ABS forms design standards manual provides detailed information about data collection methodology.
|Sample Size Calculator|
The Sample Size Calculator helps you calculate a simple random sample size for your research.
|Alternative sources of data|
|Australian Government Business Surveys Register (AGBSR)|
The AGBSR holds summary information of the surveys that required a full review and were approved by the SCH. The register was last updated in July 2017 and surveys approved from January 2008 to September 2014 were not published to the AGBSR.
Use the Survey Manager's contact details on each survey page to request more information.
|Other design resources and references|
|NSS statistical references|
The NSS statistical references lists research papers, reference papers, and links to other free resources.
NSS resources ABS forms design
The NSS resources lists NSS' and other free resources.