ABOUT THIS RELEASE
A comprehensive reference library of ABS publications describing the concepts, sources and methods used to compile Australia's major economic and social statistics. Provides background information that will assist users in analysing and interpreting the statistics. The library now includes the standard classifications used in the ABS, for example, Industry, Occupation, Commodity, Country, Languages, Labour Force and Social classifications.
The 2000 release will be available on the web. It includes significant updates to existing material, the addition of new concepts, sources and methods publications, additional classifications and links to other statistical agencies on the web.
From late September 1999 The Statistical Concepts Library will be available on the ABS web site, http://www.abs.gov.au.
After the 2000 release changes to material included on the web will be updated as it becomes available. A CD-ROM will be available by special order and will be a "snapshot" of the web material at the time the order is received.