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Agriculture | Aviation

Agriculture

Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) primary source of Australian agricultural data.
Rural confidence survey Rabobank.
Westpac agricultural commodities index in conjunction with the National Farmers Federation Westpac produces a commodities index for the major Australian agricultural commodities.
Cotton industry Cotton Australia.
Dairy industry Australian Dairy Corporation
Pork industry Australian Pork Corporation
Wine industry Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation
FAOSTAT International database of agricultural, food and forestry statistics from the UN. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Fertilizer industry Fertilizer Industry Federation of Australia.
International fertilizer industry International Fertilizer Industry Association.

Aviation

AVSTATS detailed Australian aviation statistics Bureau of Transport & Regional Economics (BTRE).
Air traffic movements at Australian airports Air Services Australia.
Air traffic movements at the world's busiest airports Airports Council International
Australian air transport accident statistics Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
International aircraft accident data PlaneCrashInfo.com.

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Business

Insolvencies, terminations and new registrations of Australian companies Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Bankruptcy statistics Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia.
Business activity and outlook surveys Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
MYOB small business survey survey by the business software services company MYOB which provides information about business conditions and issues relevant to the small business sector.
Yellow Pages Small Business survey Yellow Pages Business Index (Sensis).
Performance of Manufacturing Index AIG (Australian Industry Group)
Performance of Service Index AI (Australian Industry Group)
Dunn and Bradstreet business confidence surveys D&B s quarterly survey of business owners and senior executives in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail industries.
National Australia Bank business confidence survey monthly and quarterly surveys of small medium and large businesses by the National Australia Bank.

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Climate | Commodities | Crime | Culture

Climate

Meteorological data Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

Commodities

Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) primary source of Australian commodities data.
Commodity Research Bureau world commodity statistics.
Westpac commodity reports Westpac produces a quarterly analysis of trends in the major agricultural and industrial commodities. 
Westpac agricultural commodities index in conjunction with the National Farmers Federation Westpac produces a commodities index for the major Australian agricultural commodities.

Crime

World Criminal Justice Library Network, Australian Statistical Resources - compiled by the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Australian institute of Criminology
NSW crime and justice statistics NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.
SA crime and justice statistics SA. Office of Crime Statistics.
Illicit Drug Report Australian Crime Commission.
Links to international crime and justice statistics US Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault
Measuring domestic violence and sexual assault against women: a review of the literature and statistics a Parliamentary Library publication
Firearms in Australia: a guide to electronic resources a Parliamentary Library publication.

Culture

Cultural data online Statistics Working Group of the Cultural Ministers Council
Australian film industry research and statistics - Screen Australia
Recording industry Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA).

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Economics | EducationElectionsEmploymentEnergyEnvironment | Exchange rates

Economics

Economic outlook Treasury.
The Economist weekly round up outlook Access via the Library's catalogue (only available to Senators, Members and Parliamentary staff.
Economic outlook ANZ Bank.
Productivity and other economic statistics Productivity Commission.
Economic commentary National Australia Bank (NAB).
Economic commentary Westpac Banking Corporation.
Queensland economic statistics Qld. Office of Economic and Statistical Research.
House price data Real Estate Institute of Australia.
Time series data for Australia and overseas Econmagic.
Human Development Report development indicators by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
International comparisons World Bank.
Country economic briefs Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Penn World Tables 5.6 International database of economic time series covering 1955 1992 from Pennsylvania State University.

Education

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) - (The new DEEWR home page provides a link to existing information relating to the former DEWR which is located at www.dewr.gov.au.)
DEEWR higher education statistics
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA)
Vocational education National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
University sector statistics Universities Australia (previously the Australian Vice Chancellors Committee, AVCC)
International statistics United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Dusseldorp Skills Forum seeks to improve the learning and work transitions of young Australians.

Elections

Federal electoral statistics Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
ACT electoral statistics ACT Electoral Commission.
NSW electoral statistics NSW Electoral Office.
NT electoral statistics NT Electoral Office.
Queensland electoral statistics Electoral Commission of Queensland.
South Australian electoral statistics State Electoral Office of South Australia.
Tasmanian electoral statistics Tasmanian Electoral Office.
Victorian electoral statistics Victorian Electoral Commission.
Western Australian electoral statistics Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Employment

Regional labour force data Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
Job and skilled vacancy report Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations monthly report on skilled and job vacancies by state and territory.
Employment outlook Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations monthly employment outlook index based on data from job vacancy, employment expectations, economic activity and consumer sentiment data.
Job advertisements survey ANZ Bank.
International labour markets data Labour Economics Gateway (Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies.
International labour markets data International Labour Organization (ILO).

Energy

Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) Australian energy statistics and forecasts.
Western Australia minerals and energy industry The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia.
Petroleum and minerals statistics W.A. Dept. of Industry and Resources.
Electricity Energy Supply Assocation of Australia. (ESSA)
International energy statistics International Energy Agency.
International energy statistics US. Department of Energy Energy Information Agency.

Environment

State of Australia's Environment annual report Department of the Environment and Heritage.
Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) ABARE provides research and data on climate change.
Global warming and other environmental statistics World Resources Institute.
Environmental impact WWF.

Exchange rates

Current exchange rates Oanda.com.
Historic exchange rates provided by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).
Exchange rate forecasts HSBC Australia.

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Families | FinanceForeign Aid | Foreign Investment

Families, children and young people

Australian Institute of Family StudiesAustralian Family Relationships Clearinghouse an information and advisory unit focussed on the enhancement of family relationships across the lifespan.
Family Law Statistics Statistical Snapshot of Family Law Statistics 2003 05 by the Family Law Council.
Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) project studies the progress of several groups of young Australians as they move from school into post secondary education and work.
Growing Up in Australia is the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children explores family and social issues, and addresses a range of research questions about children's development and wellbeing.
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) publications.
Child Support Agency (CSA) corporate publications

Finance

Reserve Bank of Australia primary source for a wide range of Australian financial statistics.
International directory of central banks A guide to central banks and their data.
Financial markets data Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA).
Australian Stock Exchange
Financial transactions by number and type Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).
Financial institutions Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
Exchange rates Oanda.com.
Interest rates Cannex Australia.
International financial data 24 hour service from Global Financial Data.

Foreign Aid

Australian foreign aid AusAID.

Foreign investment

Foreign investment in Australia Foreign Investment Review Board annual report.
International foreign investment data United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Government

Commonwealth fiscal and economic data Treasury.
NSW fiscal and economic data NSW. Treasury.
Vic. fiscal and economic data Vic. Treasury.
Qld fiscal and economic data Qld. Treasury.
SA fiscal and economic data SA. Treasury.
WA fiscal and economic data WA. Treasury.
Tas fiscal and economic data Tas. Treasury.
NT fiscal and economic data NT. Treasury.
ACT fiscal and economic data ACT. Treasury.
Australia's foreign aid AUSAID.
'Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin' Australian Public Service commission.
Annual report on government service Provision Productivity Commission.
Taxation statistics A compendium of Australian Government taxation statistics produced by the Australian Taxation Office. The data can be found by clicking on the publications button on the ATO s main web page.

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Health

Social Health Atlas of Australia Public Health Information Development Unit.
Statistical data on the health status of Australians Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
International health indicators statistics from World Health Organisation (WHO).
Monash university Accident Research Centre
Department of Health and Ageing - publications, statistics and resources - includes statistics on Medicare and PBS on left page
Research Centre for Injury Studies - Flinders University
Breast cancer National Breast Cancer Centre.
Private health insurance Private Health Insurance Administration Council.
HIV and AIDS National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
Statistical profiles for Divisions of General Practice
Australian Safety and Compensation Council statistical data and reports formerly the National Health and Safety Commission, then the Australian Safety and Compensation Council, is now the Safe Work Australia and the Safe Work Australia Council. Internet link remains the same.

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Immigration | IndigenousIndustrial relationsIndustryInterest ratesInternational | Internet

Immigration

Department of Immigration and Citizenship publications, research and statistics.
World population trends United Nations estimates.
Refugee Review Tribunal statistics.
World refugee statistics United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Face the Facts: Some Questions and Answers about Indigenous Peoples, Migrants and Refugees and Asylum Seekers (2008) – Australian Human Rights Commission

Indigenous

Statistical profiles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC).Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: key indicators Review of Government Service Provision (Productivity Commission)
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Commonwealth Indigenous-specific expenditure 1968-2008 a Parliamentary Library publication
Indigenous socioeconomic indicators - A Parliamentary Library Background Note
Face the Facts: Some Questions and Answers about Indigenous Peoples, Migrants and Refugees and Asylum Seekers (2008) – Australian Human Rights Commission

Industrial relations

Trends in Federal enterprise bargaining Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.

Industry

Industry trends Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Westpac Bank.
Australian trade marks and patents IP Australia.
International trade marks and patents World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Key industry profiles Department of Industry, Science and Resources.  
Automotive industry, sales and general industry data Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
Proposed major construction industry projects Construction Forecasting Council.
Motor vehicle sales Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries sales data and other industry statistics.
Automotive industry Summary data from the producers of the Australian Automotive Intelligence Yearbook.

Interest Rates

Current interest rates Cannex Australia.
Historical interest rates Reserve Bank of Australia.

International

International directory of economic & statistical agencies Alta Plana.
Directory of international organisations Alta Plana.
Infonation United Nations statistical database.
Penn World Tables 5.6 International database of economic time series covering 1955 1992 from Pennsylvania State University.
FAOSTAT International database of agricultural, food and forestry statistics from the UN. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Human Development Report development indicators by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
International comparisons World Bank.

Internet

Information economy in Australia "Current State of Play" Australian Government Information Management Office.
Domain name survey Internet Systems Consortium.
Internet usage Nielsen/NetRatings. 
International indicators
International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Useage and popualtion statistics Internet World Stats

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Metric conversion | Minerals

Metric conversion

Conversion calculator National Measurement Institute.

Minerals

Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) ABARE is a primary source for data on the minerals and mining industry.
Regional Australia Economic Report analysis by Westpac Banking Corporation.
Operational data about the minerals industry Minerals Council of Australia.
Western Australia minerals and energy industry The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia.
Petroleum and minerals statistics W.A. Dept. Industry and Resources.
Petroleum statistics Dept. Industry, Science and Resources.

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Petrol prices | Population | Poverty

Petrol prices

Petrol prices monitor (includes daily price check) Australian Institute of Petroleum and Informed Sources.
Petrol prices, taxes and consumption (provides time series) Australian Automobile Association (AAA).
International petrol prices International Energy Agency.

Population

Australian population clock latest estimate of Australia's population from the ABS.
World population clock latest estimate of the world's population from the US Census Bureau.
World population trends United Nations estimates.
Comparative international data on population and demographic trends US Population Reference Bureau.

Poverty

Poverty Lines: Australia a quarterly newsletter that updates the Henderson Poverty Line as defined in the 1973 Commonwealth Commission of Inquiry into Poverty

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Real Estate

Property market outlook Westpac Banking Corporation.
House price data Real Estate Institute of Australia.
Home loan affordability REIA and AMP.
First home buyer affordability index Housing Institute Association and Commonwealth Bank.

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Social

Interactive social atlas of  regional Australia Bureau of Rural Sciences
Australian Social Science Data Archives via Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.
International comparisons World Bank.
Human Development Report development indicators by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Save the Children Publications - Including the annual State of the World's Mothers report.
Reports on Government Services Provision  Productivity Commission annual reports on the performance of various levels of government in delivering services (includes sections on education, justice, emergency management, health, community services and housing).
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
World Values Survey A worldwide investigation of socio-cultural and political change of more than 80 societies carried out since 1981

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Telecommunications | TourismTrade | Transport

Telecommunications

International telecommunications indicators International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Tourism

Australian tourism statistics Tourism Research Australia statistics on domestic and international visitors in Australia. 
International tourism statistics World Tourism Organisation (WTO).

Trade

Australia's trade statistics Dept. Foreign Affairs and Trade.
World trade statistics World Trade Organization (WTO).

Transport

Petrol prices average monthly retail prices in capital cities and regional centres provided by the Australian Automobile Association.
Transport industry statistics Bureau of Transport & Regional Economics (BTRE).
'Waterline' (a quarterly survey of stevedoring productivity) Bureau of Transport Economics (BTE).
Road, rail, marine and air transport accident statistics Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
Queensland road safety statistics Qld. Dept. of Transport.
AVSTATS detailed Australian aviation statistics Bureau of Transport & Regional Economics (BTRE).
Air traffic movements at Australian airports Air Services Australia.
Air traffic movements at the world's busiest airports Airport Council International
Australian air transport accident statistics Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
International aircraft accident data PlaneCrashInfo.com.

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