|Summary Information||- For a paper providing the context to the SSF. The SSF 2013 WSC World Paper (246KB) was delivered at the 2013 World Statistics Congress by Gemma Van Halderen, First Assistant Statistician - Population, Education and Data Integration Division, ABS.|
- For a general overview of the SSF please see SSF Overview page.
- For a single page summary of the SSF, please visit the SSF on a page.
- For a single page implementation checklist, please visit the SSF Implementation Checklist page.
Address data collection and geocoding standards
- The paper Geocoding Unit Record Data Using Address and Location (PDF) (963KB) (Word document) provides guidance on methods and practices for geocoding unit record data to custodians of socio-economic data.
- The National Address Management Framework (NAMF) is a whole of government endorsed standard for using address information.
- Within NAMF, the address location dataset for geocoding is G-NAF. G-NAF will also provide an ASGS Mesh Block code, which provides the link to ABS statistical areas.
Common geographic boundaries
- The paper Using Geographic Boundaries and Classifications with Statistics (PDF) (721KB) (Word document) provides guidance for users and custodians of socio-economic data wishing to understand the basic principles of spatially enabled data and geographic classifications, as well as resources available for adding geographic information to your data or converting data across different regions.
- The Australian Statistical Geography Standards (ASGS) contains the SSF recommended common boundaries for releasing socio-economic data.
- ABS Geospatial Web Services are a set of services that facilitate the use of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) by computer applications.
Metadata standards for geospatially-enabled statistics
- Statistical metadata standards include the complementary SDMX and DDI standards.
- The international standard for geospatial metadata (ISO19115) has been adopted in Australia.
- The UNECE Common Metadata Framework publication provides a summary of the interrelationship between these and other metadata standards.
Protecting confidentiality and privacy of geospatially-enabled information
- The Privacy Act regulates 'information privacy' and includes a number of requirements, regulations and principles.
- The Confidentiality Series on this website provides general information on protecting confidentiality when releasing statistical information.
- The paper Protecting Privacy for Geospatially Enabled Statistics: Geographic Differencing (PDF) (628KB) (Word document) provides guidance for custodians of socio-economic data on privacy and confidentiality risks, particularly with relation to risks that arise from geographic differencing of regional data.
Mapping and Visualisation of Statistics
- The paper Making Data Meaningful Part 2 - A guide to presenting statistics from the United Nations provides guidance on presenting data in a clear and meaningful way. The paper includes useful guidance on mapping statistics and using other visualisation techniques. It also provides advice on preparing tables, graphs and charts, as well as addressing visual accessibility issues.
Information on the access and availability of geospatial statistical data
|- ABS.Stat Beta is an interactive free online tool that presents data in a searchable, flexible and dynamic way.
- The ABS Regional statistics portal provides information on the availability of regional data.
- Data by Region provides you ease of access to ABS statistics on a particular geographical region. Use the tools to browse, search or explore by map to find statistics about different regions in Australia.
- The Census data page provides points of access for this rich source of small area data.