Australian Government, 2005–06 Budget

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Section 1: Agency overview

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS):

  • is the central statistical authority for the Australian Government;
  • provides statistical services for the State and Territory Governments;
  • collects, compiles, analyses and disseminates statistics and related information;
  • ensures the coordination of the statistical activities of, and provides advice and assistance to, other government agencies; and
  • provides liaison between Australia and other countries and international organisations on statistical matters.

Table 1.1: Agency outcomes and output groups

Table 1.1:  Agency outcomes and output groups