Download and Tidy Time Series Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Downloads, imports, and tidies time series data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics <>.

Build Status A collection of functions to read excel files and SDMX from the Australian Bureau of Statistics into clean data sets.


The readabs website can be viewed at


To install developer version from GitHub:



readabs 0.2.1

  • Add descriptive information to read_abs_sdmx()

readabs 0.2.0

  • Delete read_abs_codebook()
  • Create vignette and website using pkgdown
  • Update documentation and available data

readabs 0.1.0

  • Name change from abs to readabs

Reference manual

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0.3.0 by Matt Cowgill, 17 days ago

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Browse source code at

Authors: Matt Cowgill [aut, cre] , Zoe Meers [aut] , Jaron Lee [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports readxl, tibble, dplyr, XML, purrr, tidyr, rsdmx, readr

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, RCurl, ggplot2

See at CRAN