Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

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  1. About

From website:

> The Australian Bureau of Statistics can help you by providing statistical solutions to make informed decisions. The ABS provides statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, serving government, business and the general population.

Statistics include:

  • a wide range of free statistics on Australia’s economy, environment, industry and people
  • information and data relating to the Census of Population and Housing
  • information about particular suburbs is available using the Census QuickStats
  • regional statistics – statistics by Local Government Areas in your State/Territory
  • the latest economic statistics on the Key National Indicators page
  • the population clock and animated population pyramids show you how the Australian and States/Territory populations have changed and will continue to change with time
  • Australia at a Glance – provides condensed facts about Australia
  1. Re-use/openness

On 3 December 2008 it was [announced]( that the ‘majority’ of ABS content will be under a Creative Commons Attribution license:

> Creative Commons provides a spectrum of licensing for the use of intellectual property between full copyright and public domain – in essence ‘some rights reserved’. The ABS is poised to introduce Creative Commons licensing for the majority of its web content.

> The relevant Creative Commons logo (which will link to the Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence) will be included at the bottom of every page on the ABS website.