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1383.0.55.001 - Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators, 2009  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/2009   
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INDICATORS OF PROGRESS


This table includes links to updated indicators for headline dimensions and to background material from MAP 2006 (cat. no. 1370.0) for the supplementary dimensions.

Headline
dimensions
Headline
progress
indicators
Supplementary
progress
indicators
Other indicators

Health
  • Proportion of people surviving to ages 25, 50 and 75
  • Infant mortality rate
  • Avoidable deaths
  • Incidence of all cancer
  • Incidence of heart attacks
  • Burden of disease
  • International life expectancy at birth
  • Living with disability
  • Causes of death
Education and training
  • Education participation rate for those aged 15-19
  • Year 7/8 to Year 12 apparent retention rate
  • Human capital stock
  • Education participation rates and attainment levels for those aged 15-64
  • OECD literacy rates, science, reading and mathematics
  • Indigenous to non-Indigenous education participation and attainment ratios
  • Female students as a proportion of all students
  • International level of higher education
  • Education participation for those aged 15-64
  • Level of highest non-school qualification for those aged 25-64
Work
  • Casual employees
  • People working part-time or longer hours (50 hours a week worked or more)
  • Average hours per week, full-time workers

National income
  • Real gross domestic product per capita
  • Real final consumption expenditure per capita
  • Real household consumption expenditure per capita
  • Net national saving as a proportion of GDP
  • Real industry gross value added
  • Real gross state income per capita
  • Terms of trade
  • Population in work
  • Selected measures of equivalised household disposable income
  • International comparisons of national income: Gross National income
  • International comparisons of national income: average annual GDP growth
Economic hardship
  • Indicators of economic situation by household composition
National wealth
  • Real national assets and liabilities per capita
  • Real net capital stock per capita
  • Economically demonstrated resources (minerals and energy) per capita
  • Real net foreign debt
  • Real gross fixed capital formation per capita
  • Mean household net worth
  • Mean value of selected household assets and liabilities
Housing
  • Currently no headline indicator
Productivity
  • Labour productivity
  • Research and development expenditure as a proportion of GDP
  • Investment in software as a proportion of GDP
  • Managers and professionals as a proportion of total employment
  • Proportion of businesses with web site or home page
  • Hours worked and quality adjusted hours worked
  • Proportion of businesses innovating

The natural landscape
  • Trends in threatened species
  • Mammalian extinctions
  • Species-threatening invasive animals
  • Proportion of ecosystems: area protected
  • Weeds of national significance, distribution
  • Native forest area
  • Net water use
  • Total water storage capacity of large dams
  • Water diversions: Murray-Darling Basin
  • River condition (biota) index
  • Cattle and sheep numbers
  • Natural and actual flows in the River Murray
  • International comparison: Threatened bird species
  • International comparison: Water abstraction per capita
The air and atmosphere
  • Days when ozone concentrations exceeded guidelines, selected capital cities
  • Highest one hour averages of SO2, selected regional centres v CO2-e emissions, net, per capita and per $ GDP
  • Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions for selected sectors
  • Carbon dioxide concentrations
  • Consumption of ozone depleting substances
  • International comparison: net greenhouse gas emissions per capita
Oceans and estuaries
  • No headline indicator

Family, community and social cohesion
  • No headline indicator
  • Children without an employed parent
  • Voluntary work
  • Primary carers of elderly and disabled
  • No participation in selected activities
  • Proportion of children in lone mother families
  • Suicide and drug-induced death rates
  • (indicators in the Work dimension are also relevant)
  • Family type
  • Participation in religious activities
  • Racism
Crime
  • Homicide rate
  • Imprisonment rate
Democracy, governance and citizenship
  • No headline indicator
  • Indigenous members of Federal parliaments and State and Territory legislative assemblies

Supplementary dimensionsSupplementary and other indicators

Culture and leisure
  • No indicators
Inflation
  • Consumer price index
  • Domestic final demand price index
  • Total final consumption expenditure
  • Total gross fixed capital formation
Competitiveness and openness
  • Trade weighted exchange rate
  • Real unit labour costs
  • Ratio of imports to GDP
  • Ratio of foreign investment inflow to GDP
Communication
  • Computer ownership and internet access, households
Transport
  • Passenger vehicles per 1,000 people
  • Road fatalities


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