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Organization Name

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Organization Chart

ABS Organisation Chart as at June 2011.pdf

Total number of staff

3400 (approx)
47% in Central Office (Canberra)
53% across 8 state/territory offices 

Contact Person for metadata

Name: Alistair Hamilton


Job title: Chief Statistical Information Architect
Information Management Transformation




Telephone:+ 61 2 6252 5416

Table of contents

1. Introduction (Australia)

2. Statistical metadata systems and the statistical business process (Australia)

3. Metadata in each phase of the statistical business process (Australia)

4. System and design issues (Australia)

5. Organizational and workplace culture issues (Australia)

6. Lessons learned (Australia)

Complete case study (Australia)