Affiliations: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Locked Bag No. 10, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia | E-mail: [email protected]
Corresponding author: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Locked Bag No. 10, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia. E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: Road freight touches all facets of the Australian economy and maintaining efficiency of this industry is vital for a growing Australia. Road freight companies produce telematics data to track vehicle movements for vehicle safety and efficiency, and these data provide valuable information which can be used to inform government policy on infrastructure planning and investment. Users of telematics data face many kinds of big data issues faced by users of non-traditional data sources. Statistics surrounding freight congestion can be created from telematics data, which has previously not been possible using traditional freight data. In this paper we investigate how to turn telematics data into official statistics.
Keywords: Official statistics, administrative data, big data, data quality, data analytics