About the NSS
The National Statistical Service (NSS) is a community of government agencies working to build a rich statistical picture in order to better inform Australia. The NSS embraces all levels of government, and includes all official bodies involved in the production and use of official statistics. It also includes custodians of administrative datasets which contribute to official statistics.
Statistics are fundamental to good government, to the delivery of public services and to decision-making in all sectors of society. Official statistics are defined as those statistics produced by government departments and agencies including statistics collected by surveys or from administrative systems
A wide range of statistics are being produced across all jurisdictions through statistical collections, administrative and transactional data. To get the best value from these assets requires a more holistic and coordinated approach to the production of national statistics.