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ABS Stats Android App


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia’s national statistical agency, had a legacy iOS application in market and enlisted Ansible to incorporate feedback and develop a ‘streamlined and accessible app with new features to enhance the user experience’ for the Android platform.




Ansible redesigned the app from the ground up with a focus on the user first and foremost, following pure ‘material design’ principals and allowing the largely text-based content to shine. The app design adheres to accessibility standards, featuring a clean layout coupled with intuitive gestural control, and within moments of launching the app, the user may delve into a wealth of ABS data including the following:

Key Economic Indicators – Australia’s key economic indicators at their fingertips, updated as soon as new data becomes available with a notification sent straight to device. Data such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other key indicators are displayed based on user preferences.

Census Data – View and compare 2011 Census characteristics relating to people, families, and dwellings, for both postal areas and Commonwealth Electoral Divisions.

Population Clock – Quickly find out the current population projection for Australia – updated in real time.




The app has seen amazing reviews from the press and app users, especially for its great use of material design.
Ausdroid says of the app, “The ABS app is now available to download for free from Google Play and at this stage there’s every reason to, it’s literally one of the best apps we’ve seen from the Australian Government. Well done ABS.”


2017 Technology Design Awards: Government Services – Gold