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Informing a nation : the evolution of the Australian Bureau of Statistics 1905-2005

Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Publisher: [Canberra] : Australian Bureau of Statistics, ©2005.
Series: ABS Statistics electronic collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document : National government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:ABS web site
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Informing a Nation: the Evolution of the Australian Bureau of Statistics is a history of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and its predecessor the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics. It covers the period from 1905 to the present day. The publication is organised thematically and includes chapters on subject areas such as economic statistics, the census, social statistics, prices statistics, methodology  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
ISBN: 0642479852 9780642479853
OCLC Number: 225004170
Notes: ABS catalogue no. 1382.0.30.001.
Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 10, 2005).
Description: 1 computer optical disc : color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Description of product available from the Bureau's web site via the World Wide Web. Available at: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/cat/1382.0.30.001.
Contents: Text (pdf format): 1. More than just numbers: an introduction --
2. Building a national statistical agency: from the CBCS to the ABS --
3. From pounds to dollars: economic statistics --
4. Measuring your money's worth: from the retail price index to the CPI --
5. The big count: Australia's cencus of pouplation and housing --
6. Our people, our wellbeing: social statistics --
7. Working smarter: methodology --
8. Integral to the business: the use of technology in the Bureau --
9. Helping Australians decide: ABS clients and dissemination --
10. A good international citizen: international relationships --
11. Life at work: the culture of the Bureau --
12. A vision for the future: conclusion --
Appendix A. Commonwealth and Australian statisticians --
Appendix B. Buildings of the Bureau.
Series Title: ABS Statistics electronic collection.
Responsibility: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Informing a Nation: the Evolution of the Australian Bureau of Statistics is a history of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and its predecessor the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics. It covers the period from 1905 to the present day. The publication is organised thematically and includes chapters on subject areas such as economic statistics, the census, social statistics, prices statistics, methodology and technology in the Bureau, international relations, the Bureau's clients and dissemination, and the culture of the Bureau. As well as the written history, the publication presents a pictorial history of the work of the Bureau and its staff over the last century.

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