Current statistics online

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is usually the first stop for statistics information. Check some of the statistics available in the menu on the home page, including:

More useful pages from the ABS:

Other websites with Australian national statistics:

  • Monthly statistical bulletin from the Parliamentary Library. Scroll down for the tables and explanations available to the public
  • Statistical resources list from the Parliamentary Library. Scroll down to find a list of links to statistics in many different areas, including buisiness, crime, elections, health, immigration and indigenous
  • Reserve Bank of Australia, the primary source for Australian financial statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology - Climate Data Online (CDO) provides access to a range of statistics, recent weather observations and climate data
  • Department of Health and Ageing - see under Publications, Statistics and Resources tab for Australia-wide health statistics

Finding print resources in the National Library

Start with the Library Catalogue
  • select the Browse alphabetically tab
  • choose subjects from the drop-down list  
  • Type your keywords in the search bar


Selected works:

  • Year book, Australia - the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of the economy and social conditions in Australia. The latest issue is held in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection. 
  • Catalogue of official statistical publications - lists all publications which have been released by ABS' Central Office, Canberra from 1906 to 1986. In the Main Reading Room Reference Collection.