Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABS Quality Declarations - a brief summary
What is a 'quality declaration'?
You will need to read each section of the quality declaration to make a judgment as to the fitness for purpose of the statistics. This is because the information contained within one section may impact on whether the statistics are useful for your particular purpose.
Quality Declarations are designed to be brief statements that highlight key aspects of the fitness for purpose of the data. More detailed information can be accessed through the Explanatory Notes of a statistical product.
Where will I find quality declarations?
Quality Declarations will be accessible through an icon near the product name, as well as having a link within the Explanatory Notes tab, in the same way that the Glossary, Explanatory Notes and other products are linked. Quality Declarations will be associated with products which can be accessed from the "Statistics" area of the website.
When will they be on the website?
Quality declarations were introduced to the ABS website from 25 October 2007 with the Census of Population and Housing. Further quality declarations are being added progressively from January 2008 onwards.
For more information please call 1300 135 070 from within Australia or +61 2 9268 4909 from overseas. Alternatively, please email email@example.com
This page first published 10 September 2007, last updated 15 August 2008