From the earliest years of the first settlement, the colonial government began collecting and publishing statistical information. This began with the first musters of people and continues today with the publications and website of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Use this guide to find historical statistics for New South Wales, the Commonwealth government and other states from 1788 to 1996.
You will need to sign up for a Library card to use some of the resources.
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|In the Library, or anywhere if you are a NSW resident with a Library card|
|Only in the Library|
|Publicly available - you don't need a Library card|
Call number: Australian Photographic Agency - 00440
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