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Economic and Environment Statistics Group



    Types of Work:

    • Survey development
    • Survey management
    • Analysis of survey output
    • Publication of survey outcomes
    • Data-linkage
    • Establishment and maintenance of administrative collections
    • Liaison with users of statistics
    • Provision of advice to other collectors of statistics
    • Compilation and analysis of statistical outputs vision of advice to other collectors of statistics

    You may work in areas such as:

    • National Accounts
    • International Accounts
    • International Trade
    • Financial Statistics
    • Business Indicators
    • Public Sector Accounts
    • Price Statistics
    • Innovation and Technology
    • Business Demographics
    • Economic Analysis & Research
    • Environment
    • Energy Statistics
    • Land and Agriculture Statistics
    • Business Surveys
    • Goods and services (National statistics in the fields of mining, manufacturing, tourism, transport, construction and service industries)

    Relevant fields of study are:

    Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics and Statistics, Finance and Commerce/Accounting, and Environmental Sciences


Opportunities are available in Central Office and some Regional Offices around Australia.


Who we are

The Economic and Environment Statistics Group provides a range of statistics that are used by governments and others to formulate and assess economic policies (at both macro and micro level), to evaluate economic performance, to understand the drivers of economic growth, and to understand the structure of, and emerging trends in, the Australian economy (including industry, environment, agriculture and goods and services). Through the provision of statistical outputs, information papers, seminars, and other means, we aim to foster a greater understanding in the community of concepts, methods and uses of economic and environment information.


We are responsible for the following programs:

      • The National Accounts program provides quarterly and annual data about the level of economic activity and the structure of the Australian and state economies within a coherent system of concepts and classifications. The key outputs are measures of GDP, consumption and investment flows, household income and saving and productivity.
      • The Prices program is responsible for compiling the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the House Price Index (HPI), the Labour Price Index (LPI) which is an annual series comprising a quarterly Wage Price Index (WPI) and an annual non-wage price index, and a range of Producer and International Trade Price Indexes (PPIs and ITPIs respectively).
      • The International and Government Accounts program provides statistics on Australia’s balance of payments, international investment position, globalisation, and Australia’s exports and imports of goods and services. It also provides statistics on financial assets, liabilities, borrowing and lending of financial institutions, and on the financial operations and balance sheets of government. The program covers a wide variety of macroeconomic research projects that are designed to improve ABS economic statistics.
      • The Innovation and Technology Statistics program is responsible for the conduct of several surveys related to business characteristics (including technology usage and innovation activity); the information and communication technology industry; and Research and Development activity.
      • The Industry and Productivity Statistics program compiles information about industry structure and performance, and industry indicators and output measures, used as input to the compilation of macro economic statistics and for analysis and monitoring of the economy. The program publishes market sector and industry level estimates of productivity and conducts ongoing research into the measurement and interpretation of productivity estimates.
      • The Environment Statistics program focus on the development and production of a suite of Environmental-Economic accounts and other environmental indicators that complements and articulates with the biophysical data being produced by other agencies as part of the National Plan for Environmental Information.
      • The Macro Economic Indicators program is responsible for the production of quarterly and monthly macroeconomic indicators.
      • The Agriculture and Rural Environment Statistics program is responsible for the production and development statistics related to the rural environment, agricultural activity including agricultural land and water use, agricultural practices, production and value, and agricultural business structures. The statistics produced are used in National and Environmental Accounts compilation as well as informing policy with regard to the Agricultural industry.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for graduates who are concerned about the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Australian population. We look for graduates who have strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving abilities as well as good communication and team work skills. Successful graduates will have initiative, good judgement and the ability to organise, prioritise and complete tasks.


Through structured training programs, coaching, study support and the opportunity to be mentored, you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to successfully contribute to the area’s work program and be provided with the development opportunities you require to further your career.


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