Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics uses SuperWEB2 to provide online access to Census data. Rebranded as Census TableBuilder, the SuperWEB2 platform provides an online tool that allows users the freedom to create large, complex tables with access to nearly all Census data variables and to create a large variety of data visualisations, including tables, graphs, and maps of Census data.

Duncan Young from the ABS describes how SuperWEB2 provides access to census data online.

As an organisation, the ABS strives to remain relevant to national needs by collecting the right sort of data, processing it to world-leading standards and delivering information solutions to its many clients.

Its mission is to assist and encourage informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.

The ABS website is one of the most popular government sites in Australia.

The ABS also maintains a National Information and Referral Service to assist members of the public to access ABS data. For more complex data requests, people can make use of the Customised Data Consultancy service, which provides expert help on a cost-recovery basis.

The data for the 2006, 2011 and 2016 Census of Population and Housing is available through the TableBuilder tool for everyone to explore, query and visualise.

For more information visit www.abs.gov.au/census or access the TableBuilder tool online to see for yourself.

Customer Profile

The Australian Bureau of Statistics assists and encourages informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.

Business Situation

Processes for customised data analysis and dissemination were both time consuming and costly.

Solution

Using SuperWEB, the ABS was able to provide Census data users with Census TableBuilder, which allows users the freedom to create large, complex tables with access to nearly all Census data variables and to create a large variety of data visualisations.

Business Benefits

  • Increased business agility and responsiveness
  • Extremely rich and personalisable Web-based user interface
  • Ad-hoc tabulation and analysis
  • Extensible content retrieval design, to support new and existing document formats
  • Simplified development and deployment of new Census data products

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