This page contains links to subject specific NSS material including forums, networks and statistical resources.
The Population Well Being data gaps workshop was a workshop of senior experts from government, academia and the not for profit sector to discuss facilitating whole of government approaches across this field of statistics. One of the outcomes from the workshop was to undertake a pilot data mapping project focusing on early childhood.
Crime and Justice Networks
The National Crime Statistics Information page contains information about The National Crime Statistics Unit Board of Management and Differences in Recorded Crime Statistics Project.
The Data Visualisation page contains information about Data Visualisation, how the ABS uses it on its website, as well as information on the Policy Visualisation Network and available resources.
There are a range of Australian and International Indicator Projects which aim to measure societal and community progress and wellbeing.
In the past decade there has been strong and growing interest in community indicators across governments and communities at all levels. The Australian Community Indicators Network (ACIN) is a group of professionals working together to build a national dialogue and knowledge base across community indicator policy, research and practice. With the support of the ABS, the ACIN has continued to hold national seminar events to share information on community indicator development and applications. In the last year ACIN has begun to develop its own web site where seminar information and recordings will be stored. For more information see the Australian Community Indicators Network webpage.
Background information on previous meetings, seminars and workshops are provided below.
Past Seminars and Workshops
Record Linkage Workshop
Contains a link to the program and papers presented at the Linking Cancer and Other Health Data - A Record Linkage Workshop.
Information Development Plans
Contains links to published Information Development Plans on various fields of statistics.
Transmet - the Transport Metadata Portal has been established under the direction of the Australian Transport Council (ATC) and is administered by the Australian Transportation Data Action Network (ATDAN). It contains information about transportation data collections and how these data can be accessed.
The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has transport statistics publications free on the web. The transport statistics available include: aviation, general transport, land transport, maritime, rail and road transport.
New South Wales Fire Brigade - Australian Natural Disasters Impacts Framework Project
Purpose of the Directory
The Directory was developed to assist Emergency management organisations survey households, to better understand Australia's household preparedness for Fire and Natural Disaster Emergencies. For the purpose of this Directory, household preparedness refers to the measures that households have taken to ensure that they are capable of responding to and coping with the effects of a natural disaster or structural fire, and what resources and services they have used to be prepared for a natural disaster. Natural Disasters in scope for this Directory are those disasters included in the Commonwealth Government Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement definition: bushfire; earthquake; flood; storm; cyclone; storm surge; landslide; tsunami; meteorite strike; and tornado.
The Directory will provide the means by which agencies can collect up-to date, comprehensive and coherent information on household preparedness. These surveys will therefore become the vehicle to collect information for assessing household preparedness for fire and natural disaster emergencies with a view to improving community safety.
Use of the Directory - Who will use this product?
The Directory is intended for use by those organisations that plan to collect data relating to emergency management. The Directory is designed as a set of data items and questions modules which can then be selected and potentially be put together as a questionnaire. However where data items are dependent there is a need to ask these as a question module or a series of questions. The suggested question modules have not been field tested in all cases, and advice from an expert should be sought before using these data items in a questionnaire.