About the NSS
The National Statistical Service initiative seeks to improve the full suite of information produced by government. Government agencies across all levels are increasingly producing and/or using statistical information for developing policy, performance monitoring and program evaluation. However, the depth and breadth of information that is currently supplied by statistical producers falls short of meeting the total needs for statistical information.
The National Statistical Service will link producers and users of statistics to narrow the gap between the supply of and need for information to ensure a better information base for all Australians. The information base will include important statistics generated as a by-product of the administrative processes of government, as well as the outputs of statistical collections conducted to support government activities.
The key benefit of this initiative will be the availability of a larger range of relevant and high quality statistics for informed decision making.
To assist in improving the quality of their statistical collections and information management activities, agencies participating in the National Statistical Service will be able to access a set of resources and supporting statistical expertise. Networks and forums will also be utilised for members to draw on each other's experience and share information with regard to national statistical information.
The objectives of the NSS are set out in the NSS Vision Statement.
Read about NSS initiatives that are improving the quality of national statistics
The NSS has the support of the Australian Statistician.