Australian Bureau of Statistics

Government, Community & Emergency Services

The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency and an official source of independent, reliable information.

We tell the real story of Australia, its economy, and its people by bringing life and meaning to numbers.

We are also leading the Data Professional Stream to drive collaboration across the Australian Public Service to build data capability and develop a data capable APS workforce.

What We Offer at the ABS

Each year we seek graduates who have data, ICT and HR backgrounds along with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates.

Hear from some of our graduates.

A career with us offers you the opportunity to:

  • undertake work with real purpose in a dynamic, innovative and flexible work environment
  • apply and develop your expertise through a wide variety of challenging roles and learning and development opportunities
  • be part of a supportive team of trusted experts who are empowered and accountable
  • join a workplace culture that fosters inclusiveness, builds respect and capitalises on diversity
  • work at one of 10 office locations or in the field

We want to build teams with integrity, accountability, commitment to customer service, respect for diversity and a passion for innovation – to support us in informing Australia’s important decisions.

We are committed to championing the skills and qualities of all our staff and offer a range of learning and development opportunities and experiences.

The 2023 Australian Government Graduate Program Data Stream

The Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) Data Stream includes Australian Public Service (APS) and other Commonwealth agencies seeking to recruit graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in data.

We are leading this recruitment and last year we recruited over 200 Data Graduates for 22 agencies, including over 80 for the ABS.

Next year we expect to have more roles available, one application opens the door to multiple opportunities.

Register here to be advised when applications open.

The APS is the federal public service of the Commonwealth of Australia responsible for the public administration, public policy and public services of the departments and executive and statutory agencies of the Government of Australia.

Data Graduate roles support evidence-based, informed decision making, and work across all aspects of government such as policy development, program management and service delivery.

As a graduate in the APS and Commonwealth agencies you’ll do meaningful work from day one, be asked to contribute, be recognised for your perspective and see the impact you can make in the Australian community we serve.  We are looking for people who have a passion for data and want to use and hone their skills to build a better Australia and shape its broader place and role in the world.

The employment conditions in the APS make it a leading employer of choice, and include:

  • attractive salaries
  • generous superannuation entitlements
  • flexible work practices
  • excellent leave conditions
  • opportunities to move between agencies during your career
  • strong focus on learning and development
  • commitment to inclusion and diversity of our workforce.

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