Statistics involves the collection and analysis of data—ranging from the simple to the highly complex—to enable evidence-based problem-solving and decision-making throughout society.


Statisticians assist with gathering and interpreting data, analysing trends and predicting outcomes.

You can major in Statistics in our:

A major enables you to specialise by completing a series of courses within your degree in an area of interest. Our Statistics major focuses on the creation, collection, modelling and analysis of data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making, solve problems and direct business or organisational development.

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Careers in statistics

Statistics is highly-applicable to a vast range of industries and careers. You could use your statistical knowledge, for example, to: help improve health care; forecast the weather; analyse market research; or predict the behaviour of financial markets. You could apply your skills as a:

  • data analyst
  • data scientist
  • biostatistician
  • actuary
  • economist
  • epidemiologist.

As a graduate, you could find employment anywhere from a bank or finance organisation, to consumer goods and insurance companies, federal and state government agencies, or biomedical research centres.