1011.0 - ABS Reconciliation Action Plan, 2018-21  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/2018   
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OUR BUSINESS

The purpose of the ABS is to inform Australia’s important decisions by partnering and innovating to deliver relevant, trusted, objective data, statistics and insights.
Our strategic priorities are to:

PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Decision making by governments, business and the community is informed by high quality ABS statistical information.
  • ABS statistics are widely used.

TRANSFORM THE ABS FOR THE FUTURE
  • The ABS builds the capability of employees, driving cultural change and improving performance.

DELIVER NEW STATISTICAL SOLUTIONS TO MAXIMISE THE VALUE OF PUBLIC DATA
  • The ABS creates new statistical solutions, in collaboration with stakeholders, to deliver the information needed for research, policy, planning and targeting of government services, and evaluation.

OUR WORKFORCE

We employ approximately 3200 employees. Of these, 81% are ongoing and 19% are non-ongoing and casual employees. Staff who identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the 2018 APS Employee Census represented 1% of the total number of staff in the ABS. Staff who identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our payroll system represented 0.8% of the total number of staff in the ABS.

OUR GEOGRAPHIC REACH AND LOCATIONS

We have a national presence with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Dandenong, Darwin, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.