ABS Support for Open Data Initiatives
Open data has the potential to unleash innovation, encouraging the development of creative solutions to contemporary issues facing Australian society.
As Australia’s national statistical agency and producer of official statistics, the ABS is committed to working collaboratively with Australian governments and their agencies to support their open data initiatives.
Open data and official statistics need to be:
- easily found and acquired
- free to use
- published in machine readable formats
- well documented, and
In addition to making useful data more available, working together with government data custodians will improve the quality of open data, build the statistical capability to use it effectively and reduce costs for government, resulting in substantial benefits for the Australian community and the economy.
The ABS has developed a quick reference guide for Australian governments and their agencies showing how the ABS can actively support open data efforts. The reference guide can be printed and viewed in pdf or refer to the links below for information about this guide.
How the ABS can help you
Open data and the ABS
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