Monday, September 1, 2008

What's new on the ABS website?

Catch up with recent changes to the ABS website:

You can now ask for help or submit questions to the Australian Bureau of Statistics via an online form.

(Or call our free information service for assistance on 1300 135 070).

Every page on the ABS website now includes a Bookmark button .You can automatically bookmark a page to your Favourites/Bookmarks on your browser or your preferred service. There are over 30 options including Delicious, Facebook, Twitter and Furl. Find local area data via the National Regional Profile. These have been updated with a new look, extra help and more data. Use these profiles to find data not elsewhere available on the ABS website.

An online tutorial for accessing Basic Community Profile data is now available. This is the first in a series of tutorials designed to assist in navigating and understanding Census data and information. The 2008 edition of Australian Social Trends has been released. This publication provides information on a wide range of current social issues. Also included are sets of summary tables of key social indicators providing an overview of social change over the past decade.

Nicola Cross
Information Skills Program
Australian Bureau of Statistics

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