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Population, Labour & Social 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

    You may collect information about areas such as:
    • health
    • family and community
    • housing
    • education and training
    • household economic resources
    • crime and justice
    • culture and recreation
    • labour force
    • demography

    And about various population groups such as:
    • older people
    • children and youth
    • families with children
    • lone parents
    • people with disabilities and their carers
    • recipients of government benefits
    • low income earners
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    • migrants and people whose language background is not English

    Relevant fields of study are:

    Statistics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Arts, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Commerce, Demography, Human Geography, Humanities, Information Management, Market Research, Mathematics; Policy/Legislation/Planning, Project Management, Public Policy, Business, Management. Communications, Econometrics, Industrial Relations, Public Health/Epidemiology, and Criminology


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


Who we are

Population, labour & social statistics are very much about people. They provide a picture of the social and economic well-being of Australian households.

The Group provides a range of information to governments, researchers and the community. This information is used to understand the structure of Australian society and how it is changing over time, to assess the well-being of Australians (including subpopulations at risk of disadvantage). Our statistics help develop policies that deliver programs to improve Australia’s well-being. While the ABS is not a policy department in itself, its work is fundamental to decision making in the social policy arena.

As a graduate you may be working in a Household Survey Centre (HSC) a National Statistical Centre (NSC), or a data collection, analysis and dissemination team. HSCs develop the structure of the survey - they determine how we ask the survey questions and process and publish the results. NSCs focus on the subject matter itself - they determine what needs to be collected and liaise with stakeholders, including other government departments.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for graduates with an interest in how Australia changes over time and who want to play a role in influencing policy decisions related to social issues.

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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