Privacy and legals

This beta website is managed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This notification of collection outlines the Department's collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in relation to your use of this website in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.


Our Privacy Policy contains information about the kinds of personal information we collect and hold and the purposes for which we use and disclose personal information. Our Privacy Policy also contains information about how you can seek access or correction to your personal information.

It also contains details about how you can complain about a breach of the Privacy Act by us, and how we will deal with such a complaint. Further details about the Department's handling of personal information is contained in the Department's privacy policy.


We will only disclose your personal information, for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was given to us, where we are authorised to do so pursuant to the Privacy Act.

Collection of personal information

Clickstream data (information logged)

When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. This 'clickstream data' is collected for statistical purposes and is used to help improve this website.

The following information is supplied by your browser (for example Internet Explorer) and collected by us:

  • Type of browser used.
  • Server address (i.e. IP address which is stored anonymously).
  • Operating system (for example Windows, MAC).
  • The date and time you accessed the site.
  • Time spent on pages.
  • Pages and links visited, and documents downloaded in the site.
  • The path you took to get to the site.
  • Device screen size and type.
  • Region, country and preferred language settings.

When you email us personal information or provide it to us through 'contact us' options provided through this site:

  • we will record your email address and any other information submitted
  • we will use this information for the purpose for which you provide it
  • your email address will not be added to a mailing list unless provided by you specifically for that purpose.

If you fail to provide us with a minimum level of information (usually marked with an asterisk and generally, an email address), we may not be able to respond to you.


The information and designs on this website are examples only. The statistical information presented may not be accurate or current and should not be taken as fact. For the latest statistical information visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics website

Information is provided without warranty (express or implied). We do not accept responsibility for loss or damage arising from your use of any information on this website or any information you download from it. You access and use material at your own risk.

Non-ABS data

This website may include data sourced from organisations other than the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The inclusion of non-ABS data does not constitute either an endorsement or a recommendation by the ABS of this material. Where appropriate, the ABS will indicate non-ABS sourced data.

The material on this website may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to external websites

This website may contain links to other websites that are external to the site. This site takes reasonable care in linking websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

Security of the site

This site applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.


The Commonwealth owns the copyright in all material produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


Material obtained from this website is to be attributed to this department. Details on how to do this can be found in Attributing ABS material.

Third party copyright

Wherever a third party holds copyright in material presented on this website, the copyright remains with that party. Their permission may be required to use the material.

This department has made all reasonable efforts to:

  • clearly label material where the copyright is owned by a third party
  • ensure that the copyright owner has consented to this material being presented on this website.

Using the Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Terms of use for the Coat of Arms are available on this website

What you cannot do

We do not permit you to display pages from this website within frames on another website.

Further information on the use of our website and the material it contains can be found in our website Disclaimer notice.