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CONCEPTS, SOURCES AND METHODS
ABS DEMOGRAPHY TRAINING
DIRECTORY OF STATISTICAL SOURCES
ABS DEMOGRAPHY WORKING AND INFORMATION PAPERS
DATA AVAILABILITY
DATA LIMITATIONS


CONCEPTS, SOURCES AND METHODS

3228.0Demographic Estimates and Projections: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 1995

Provides a description of methods used to compile population and household estimates at National, State and local area levels. This publication includes data sources and assessment of accuracy used in demographic analysis, outlines legislation pertaining to population estimates, and provides a brief summary of the uses of population estimates.


ABS DEMOGRAPHY TRAINING

Understanding Demographic Data

This course provides an understanding of the demographic data framework and the processes which shape the population and includes practical exercises in the analysis of demographic data.


DIRECTORY OF STATISTICAL SOURCES

The Directory of Statistical Sources - Population Characteristics provides a useful on-line tool for demographic data users to identify and access reference information about ABS Demographic statistical collections.The Directory includes reference material about population characteristics, such as its purpose, scope and coverage, and summary information about the various data items. It also provides access to current data outputs from the Demography collection.


ABS DEMOGRAPHY WORKING AND INFORMATION PAPERS

31. Demography: General

32. Population Trends and Estimates

34. Migration


DATA AVAILABILITY
The ABS publishes and produces a range of statistics which can be obtained in a number of ways. For information on how to access ABS statistics, follow the following links:

How to Access ABS Statistics

Help including information on Online Purchasing and Finding Information
DATA LIMITATIONS
A number of statistical sources exist through which individuals, the community and governments come to understand demography. To make an informed decision, the statistics need to be well understood. All ABS statistical publications contain a range of information that can provide users with knowledge about the origin and limitations of statistics. This information is often listed in footnotes to data, Explanatory Notes, Technical Notes and Appendices.



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