ABOUT THIS RELEASE
PC Ausstats on CD-ROM gives access to time series information from the ABS. You can find the information you want simply and quickly from a fully menu driven system. The data is supplied in spreadsheet format - so it's ready for instant analysis or manipulation on your own PC.
PC Ausstats is updated quarterly, giving you full access to the latest facts and figures about the nation. Plus, you do not have to worry about revisions or corrections to the data. PC Ausstats is updated in line with any revisions to the official figures.
Historical information is typically available for a twenty-year period for monthly time series and even further for quarterly and annual series. PC Ausstats data includes over 100,000 time series from over 85 publications. Topics covered include agriculture, balance of payments, capital expenditure, company profits, consumer price index, financial surveys, demography, labour force, manufacturing, national accounts, producer and foreign trade price indexes, Reserve Bank of Australia bulletin, retail turnover, stocks and manufacturer's sales, tourism and transport.
PC Ausstats on CD-ROM requires a PC with Windows 3.1 or better, at least 4Mb RAM, a CD-ROM drive, and a spreadsheet package such as Microsoft Excel or Lotus 1-2-3.
An on-line version of PC Ausstats is also available (see 1401.0),