Australian Bureau of Statistics

You can’t fix the economy if you can’t see it: how the ABS became our secret weapon

If we survive this economic crisis (and it is looking increasingly like we will, although the end of JobKeeper at…

3 months ago

How do we know statistics can be trusted? We talked to the humans behind the numbers to find out

In April, as the coronavirus pandemic was gathering force around the world, reporters asked Brendan Murphy, then Australia’s Chief Medical…

8 months ago

Have there been uncounted coronavirus deaths in Australia? We can’t say for sure, but the latest ABS data holds clues

The Australian Bureau of Statistics this week released a provisional tally of the changes in Australia’s overall death rate amid…

12 months ago

Australia’s first service sector recession will be unlike those that have gone before it

Australia is on the brink of its first recession in almost 30 years. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will deliver…

1 year ago