Presentation on theme: "Chris McKendry Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS-SSAI Careers Night 12 April 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Chris McKendry Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS-SSAI Careers Night 12 April 2012
My Background Bachelor of Science at UNSW Honours in Statistics Thesis on Time Series ABS Cadetship Work Experience in Time Series between semesters Study support for Honours Graduate Program (Jan 2011) 13 months in Time Series Recently moved to Survey Methodology
Perks I Experienced at the ABS Consistent extra-curricular activities Trivia, tennis, soccer, basketball, touch footy, board games Access to training SAS, Project Management, Economic Statistics, Statistical Reporting, Time Series, Survey Methods Networking and Travel Interstate travel is completely normal Represent your section / division / organisation in various forums / events
Perks of the ABS FLEXITIME (!!!!) Like to start late and finish late??? Like to start early and finish early??? Wish to coordinate work hours with other studies??? Have kids to pick up from school??? Like to combine public holidays with flexi-hours??? Colleagues with similar talents and interests Programming, Maths, Statistics, Econometrics
Graduate Year in MDMD Rotations Scheme Rotate at 10 months and 18 months Develop >= 3 disciplines in the first 2.5 years Sections of work Data Confidentialisation, Data-Linking, Operation Research, Sampling, CPI estimation, Time Series, Econometrics Corporate Responsibilities Coordinating social activities Participate in MDMD seminars
FriendProjectRelevance JosephData confidentialisationResearcher access to confidentialised unit records AparjitMonthly Population SurveyNational estimates of labour statistics DanielOptimality of the CPIIntegrity of national statistics CarrieData linkingJoint use of admin and census data MeTime Series ReconciliationDetailed data for socio-economic analysis Projects assigned to 2011 Grads
My Grad Project Is a pretty good example of an output useful to the business / policy / research community Not meant to be Earth shattering But demonstrates what kind of technical skills are useful within MDMD
My Grad Project Background in Seasonal Adjustment Original Data Seasonality Moving Public Holidays Moving School Holidays Monthly Hours Worked In Australia (Original)
My Grad Project Background in Seasonal Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted Less volatile Comparable Months Complimentary to Unemployment Rate Monthly Hours Worked In Australia (Seasonally Adjusted)
My Grad Project Background to ABS Hours Worked Series Sex State Part/Full time Age Relevance Key economic indicator Effects of Policy Natural Disasters Economic Trends / Shocks Users RBA Treasury ABS DEEWR Cross-Sectional Splits
Sex MaleFemalePerson Full Time Part Time Working Job Status My Grad Project Reconciliation
Sex MaleFemalePerson Full Time Part Time Working Job Status Solution Time series reconciliation 6 constraints to meet for each time (easy and standard) My Grad Project Reconciliation
My Grad Project Reconciliation: 3D Aggregation Structure 3D Aggregation Structure Sex by Status by State 63 constraints PER OBSERVATION Quality Concerns Meet constraints Maintain Level Maintain Temporal Movements
My Grad Project You wanted maths at work right?
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