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Our purpose

The ABS purpose is to inform Australia’s important decisions by partnering and innovating to deliver relevant, trusted, and objective data, statistics and insights.

To achieve our purpose during 2018-19, the ABS has focused on three priorities to meet Australia’s contemporary and emerging statistical needs:

  • providing high quality official statistics
  • transforming the ABS for the future
  • delivering new statistical solutions to maximise the value of public data.

Our highest priority is to deliver high quality official statistics. To ensure that we deliver relevant, trusted and objective statistics, we are transforming the ABS and partnering with our stakeholders to innovate, develop and implement new statistical solutions.