Australian Bureau of Statistics

 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has an international reputation as one of the best statistical offices in the world and from our earliest decades, we have been respected for delivering objective statistics that hold a mirror to Australian community and governments. Originally known as the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, the ABS came into being over 100 years ago, on the eighth of December 1905, in recognition that statistics were going to be important to building our nation. The ABS produces and disseminates statistics in a number of key areas, including Social Statistics; 
Economic Statistics; Population Statistics; Labour Statistics; Industry Statistics; and Environment Statistics.


The ABS statistical programs are supported by service areas which deliver assistance and advice on statistical methods, data and metadata management, information technology, client management, dissemination, human resources and other corporate services. The ABS also has an important coordination function with respect to the statistical activities of other official bodies, both in Australia and overseas.


Australian Bureau of Statistics is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Workplace Certified for 2019 and 2020.

Diversity and Inclusion Workplace Certified by Diversity.Social

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is a Diverse and Inclusive Employer

We are passionate about building an inclusive culture that recognises the diverse range of skills, experiences and qualities of our people, and where everyone can contribute fully, feel valued and bring their whole selves to work. We recognise that a workforce that reflects the Australian population leads to better decision making, innovation and employee wellbeing.

Inclusive Employer

In 2019, 87% of our staff agreed that the ABS supports and actively promotes an inclusive culture.


In 2019-20, we were assessed by the Diversity Council of Australia as being an Inclusive Employer. This means we have shown an active commitment to inclusion by exceeding the National Index Benchmark on inclusion at work.


We are members of the Australian Network on Disability, Pride in Diversity and the Diversity Council of Australia. In 2018 we won the Federal Government Flexible Working Day award.

Reasonable Accommodations

We provide reasonable adjustments during selection processes and in the workplace to enable people with disability to participate fully.


Our Workforce

49.9% female
81% access flexible working arrangements
25.7% below the age of 30
6.4% identify as having a disability
1.4% identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Supportive Employee Networks

-Disability and Carers
-LGBTI+ (Pride)
-Gender Equity (GEN)
-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (Youmpla)
-Leveraging Asperger’s and Autism (LAAN)
-Culturally and Linguistically Diverse peoples (CALD)


Why Work at Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)?

At the ABS, we have a commitment to an inclusive and diverse culture, where we seek to build teams with integrity, accountability, commitment to customer service and a passion for innovation to support us in informing Australia's important decisions.


A career with us offers you the opportunity to:


-Undertake work with real purpose in a dynamic, innovative and flexible work environment
-Apply and develop your expertise through a wide variety of challenging roles and learning and development opportunities
-Be part of a supportive team of trusted experts who are empowered and accountable
-Join a workplace culture that fosters inclusiveness, builds respect and capitalizes on diversity
-Work at one of 10 office locations or in the field


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