Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • IBM and Vocus settle Census outage lawsuit

    IBM, Vocus and Vocus subsidiary Nextgen have settled a lawsuit relating to the high-profile failure of the Australian Census website in 2016.

    Written by Rohan Pearce15 Oct. 19 15:27
  • The new black gold: the $48B open data bonanza

    Kudos to the government for its open data movement. Government inhales massive amounts of data from every sector of the economy, and the dynamics of this data ingestion are about to significantly expand with the data retention legislation.

    Written by Marie Johnson06 Nov. 14 09:45
  • Financial services firms are laggards online

    Many financial services firms are still not transacting online, despite rapid changes in the sector, including the development of Internet banking.

    Written by Byron Connolly20 June 14 11:12
  • Australian businesses invest $3.19 billion in software Q1 2014: ABS

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released figures today that show Australia businesses have spent $3.19 billion in computer software the first quarter of 2014, an increase from $2.95 billion in March quarter 2013.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett04 June 14 16:42
  • Statistics agency wants to manage mobile apps

    Seeking to manage applications and information rather than devices, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has gone to market for an enterprise mobility management (EMM) system.

    Written by Adam Bender17 Jan. 14 10:10
  • The J-curve returns to trade balance

    Uh-oh, it looks as though the J-curve is back. That's if the July trade figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Thursday are any guide.

    Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist06 Sept. 13 09:31
  • Businesses grow their Internet earnings: ABS

    Business earnings from the Internet increased $48.4 billion to $237.1 billion in 2011-12, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

    Written by Stephanie McDonald20 June 13 15:53
  • Weak jobs trend confirmed by data

    ABS figures on Thursday showed a higher jobless rate and confirmed the trend in employment growth is too weak to hold an even higher jobless rate at bay.

    Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist17 Jan. 13 16:05
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics eyes new CIO

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is on the hunt for a new CIO to replace Jenine Borowik who exited the role in August this year.

    Written by Chloe Herrick31 Oct. 11 15:37
  • ICT sophistication leads to business innovation: Bureau of Statistics

    A report released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found a direct link between the “sophistication” of a business’ use of ICT and its ability to innovate in improving its products and processes.

    Written by James Hutchinson03 March 11 16:34