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Help: Using Time Series data

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What is time series data?
Guide to time series spreadsheets
Time series analysis FAQs


    Time series data is a collection of observations of well-defined data items obtained through repeated measurements over time.

    Time series spreadsheets are generally copies of key publication tables, but in spreadsheet format and contain a longer time series of data than the publication. In some cases, they provide additional data that has not been included in the publication.

    For more information about the time series data:

    • Check the links under the Summary and Main Features of the product.
    • Check the Main Features or the latest publication related to this time series data.
    • Check the Explanatory Notes information about the collection and the data.
    • Contact the person whose name appears in the Main Features or on the front of the publication.

    Graphic: Links that provide supplementary information on time series data

    Figure 1: Click on 'Main Features' or 'Explanatory Notes' to get additional information about a particular time series spreadsheet.

    For detailed information on time series analysis, seasonal adjustments, methods used by leading statistical agencies including the ABS and on further reading, see Help on
    Time Series Analysis FAQs.


    For more detailed information about using time series spreadsheets (e.g. how to find time series data, layout of index and data sheets, metadata and bookmarking to particular time series spreadsheets), please refer to the Time series spreadsheet user guide.

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    For answers to common questions about time series analysis and the seasonal adjustment process, please refer to Time Series Analysis Frequently Asked Questions.

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