I've made a slight change to the shell script which installs an .htaccess file and secures the script. using the .htpasswd set for the other stats.
If anyones interested send me a PM and i'll put it up.
As an aside, anyone got any idea why the stats would not be showing after successfully running?
I get: Never updated (See 'Build/Update' on awstats_setup.html page) The datadir is /var/lib/awstats...
Found the fault if anyone has a similar problem: The ownership of the datadir (/var/lib/awstats) needs to be owned by the webserver. I was running my webserver under a different username / group to the default.