The Australian Macro Database: An online resource for macroeconomic research in Australia

Timur Behlul, Anastasios Panagiotelis, George Athanasopoulos, Rob J Hyndman, Farshid Vahid


A website that encourages and facilities the use of quantitative, publicly available Australian macroeconomic data is introduced. The Australian Macro Database hosted at provides a user friendly front end for searching among over 40000 economic variables, sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Reserve Bank of Australia. The search box, tags and categories used to facilitate data retrieval, are described in detail. Known issues with the website and future plans are discussed in the conclusion.