Australian Bureau of Statistics


Internet downloads on mobiles in Australia surges: ABS

10:11PM | Tuesday, 8 October 2013 |  Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal Australians are increasingly using mobile phones to access the internet, with data download volumes showing “explosive growth”.

Payless overtime figures prompt warning for start-ups

5:07PM | Monday, 6 May 2013 |  A HR expert says start-ups need to reward staff who put in extra hours, after the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 26% of Australian workers who do overtime are not compensated.

Expert warns "all data has a cost", as ABS gets hacked

4:00PM | Friday, 26 April 2013 |  Following the revelation of numerous hacking attempts against the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Start-ups have been warned to be extra vigilant of their websites.

Five industries cashing in on Australia’s soaring divorce rate

4:50PM | Monday, 22 April 2013 |  The number of divorces in Australia increased by 8.7% over the past five years. Legal services, counselling and childcare are just a few of the industries cashing in on this trend.

Why ‘middle Australia’ is still prime selling territory for start-ups

4:36PM | Friday, 12 April 2013 |  Leading demographer Bernard Salt has warned start-ups not to deviate from selling to ‘middle Australia’ after new Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed that the average Australian is a married, 37-year-old woman.

Easter spending set to hit $3bn: Three key trends to get your teeth into

3:40PM | Wednesday, 27 March 2013 |  Premium chocolate brands and craft beers are among the firm favourites for Easter this year, with Australians opting for at-home celebrations rather than overseas getaways, according to a new report.

Female entrepreneurs hindered by lack of confidence, report suggests

2:44PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 |  A lack of confidence and an “unconscious bias” could be holding back female entrepreneurs, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest Australian Social Trends report.

Unemployment rate remains steady but is set to weaken

2:29PM | Thursday, 7 February 2013 |  Australia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.4% in January, despite predictions it would rise, but NAB has warned the labour market will weaken as business conditions deteriorate.

Government urged to better support home-based businesses

1:26PM | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 |  Leading ‘mumpreneur’ Cas McCullough has highlighted the struggles of home-based micro businesses ahead of International Work At Home Person Week, calling for more support from government and industry.

Leap in tourist numbers highlights potential of Asian Century

1:21PM | Tuesday, 15 January 2013 |  Recent bushfires may have hampered parts of the Australian tourism industry, but new figures show foreign tourists are flocking to Australia in droves, suggesting start-ups can cash in.