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Labour force surveys and the Census just aren’t getting it right when it comes to the crucial task of measuring employment. Census WA/AAP

We need to find new ways to measure the Australian labour force

The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
The failures of the 2016 Census have caused many Australians to ask whether it’s really worth it anymore. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

In a world awash with data, is the census still relevant?

The Australian Census has been taken since 1911. But is it still necessary in today's world of mass digital data collection?
Accessible “green space” in cities is one of the things we will start measuring. Shutterstock

How and why we are moving beyond GDP as a measure of human progress

For a long time the way we measure what is going on in our economy and society has distorted our actions. We're now building a more holistic way of measuring progress.
It’s important to look at what businesses are purchasing. Shutterstock

Explainer: why markets care what businesses are buying

If you're into business and finance there are myriad numbers you can look at. But PMI is one of the better ones if you really want to know where an economy is going.

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