The ABS commits to:
- Making all our data available in as much detail as possible while ensuring it is released in a manner that prevents the identification of an individual or business.
- Releasing data in useful formats.
- Releasing data under open licence (Creative Commons).
- Describing our data well so it can be used in an appropriate way.
Data Quality Framework
The ABS Data Quality Framework (DQF) was developed to assist users to determine if datasets or statistical products are fit for their purpose. It provides standards for assessing and reporting on the quality of statistical information. The DQF was recently used to assess the quality of Australia’s 74 Essential Statistical Assets (ESA), providing users and producers of statistical information with a common understanding of how Australia’s ESA meet critical dimensions of quality for statistical purposes, including timeliness and coverage.
Further information can be found on the DQF and ESA homepages
ABS.Stat is a free, interactive online tool that presents data in a searchable, flexible and dynamic way through machine-to-machine web services. An increasing number of multidimensional data sets are being made available to customers, including Census data and key economic indicators. All data is supported by rich metadata, allowing easier integration with end user systems and data sets.
Further information can be found on the ABS.Stat webpage
TableBuilder for microdata access
TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs from ABS microdata. It allows clients to construct their own tables using data variables they have selected.
Further information can be found on the TableBuilder webpage