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Where You Can Work


Statistical & Analytical Stream

These work areas collect and analyse data that are used to inform research, discussion and decision making within governments and the community. In undertaking this work, the ABS, as producer of official statistics, plays a key role in the democratic process by providing the Australian people with a picture of significant aspects of our social, economic and environmental conditions and how these vary across the country, and are changing over time.


      Relevant Degrees Include:

      Accounting/Finance, Commerce, Demography, Econometrics, Economics, Geography, Humanities, Industrial Relations, Information Management, Market Research, Mathematics, Policy/ Legislation/Planning, Project Management, Psychology, Social Sciences and Statistics

Graduates in the statistical stream can work in either Population, Labour and Social Statistics Group (PLaSS) or, Economic & Environment Statistics Group (EESG) or certain sections of the ABS 2017 Group.


Methodology and Data Management Stream

The Methodology and Data Management Division (MDMD) provides the expertise on methods relating to the design, collection, compilation, analysis, dissemination and management of statistical data. We use innovative and relevant research to continually improve ABS methods, business processes and approaches, and support the statistical areas of the ABS in implementing best practice in their data collections. MDMD develops new analytical products and methodology and provides analysis services to producers and users of social and economic data. We also undertake research in economics, econometrics and statistics to guide ABS statistical development and debate on important social and economic issues. MDMD also undertakes a range of statistical leadership activities focused on increasing the understanding and uses of statistics by government, research organisations and the wider community.

      Relevant Degrees Include:

      Accounting/Finance, Business/Management, Econometrics, Economics, Humanities, Information Management, Market Research, Mathematics, Operations Research, Psychology, Social Sciences and Statistics.

For more information on areas of work within Methodology and data management please click on the following link Methodology and Data Management Division or refer to the Methodology and Data Management Flyer


Corporate Stream

The Corporate Services Division assists the ABS to achieve its mission and are the public face of the organisation as well as helping to shape the future of the ABS. You will enjoy striving for excellence with your strong interpersonal skills and proven client focus. You will have strong communication skills, be flexible, adaptable and innovative. You will be mindful of relevant legislation and be capable of working with key stakeholders to understand their information needs.

You will also have a sound academic background in areas such as those listed under Relevant Degrees.

      Relevant Degrees Include:

      Accounting, Business/Management, Commerce, Communications, Econometrics, Humanities, Information Management, Market Research, Policy/ Legislation/Planning, Project Management, Psychology, Social Sciences, Web Design and Development Statistics, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Librarianship.




    Information and Communication Technology Stream

    The Technology Services Division provides leadership in process innovation and provides the ABS with world class, reliable, functional and value for money Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services and facilities. As an ICT graduate you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas and specialities on a diverse range of projects and work programs. You will have a sound academic background in areas such as those listed under Relevant Degrees, or work experience in one or more of the following areas: applications development; data communications; systems/data administration; and software support. You will be motivated to achieve excellence in using ICT systems to support business processes as well as possess strong technical expertise in application development and infrastructure integration and support.

        Relevant Degrees Include:

        Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information and Communications Technology, Infrastructure Design and Support, Information Management, Librarianship, Business Management, Project Management, Web Design and Development, Enterprise Architecture, Business Analysis, Business Informatics.

      For more information on areas of work in the area of information and communication technology please click on the following link Technology Services Division or refer to the Information and Communication Technology Flyer


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