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2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Apr 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/1998   
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Social Atlas Series - Your Capital City at a Glance!

        The 1996 Census Social Atlases are now available. There is an atlas for each capital city, presenting the key...
      • social
      • demographic
      • and economic characteristics

        of each city in a map format. The whole set is available as a special deal.


        Purchase the full set of Atlases and receive a 10% discount!

        Information is provided on a number of different topics including population, ethnicity, education, families, income, labour force and dwellings. Each atlas has a common core set of maps to facilitate comparisons between cities. In addition, each Social Atlas includes maps that highlight any unique attributes pertaining to that particular capital city. For example, the Brisbane and Canberra Atlases have maps showing the number of people who speak Italian at home and where they live, while the Darwin Atlas features maps on domestic and overseas visitors.


        Each topic is mapped down to Collection District level, containing on average approximately 225 households, providing both accuracy and detail.


        The maps are easy to interpret as the distribution of the data are represented by different colours or shadings. Informative commentary is also provided with each map, highlighting the main features and characteristics.


        Presented in a convenient A4 format and spiral bound for ease of use, the atlases are a colourful and understandable reference. Additional reference maps - Statistical Local Areas, Postal Areas and Location Maps - are also included and useful when examining other geographic areas.
      Here are some examples of the information that can be found in the atlases:

      # Population in the Perth - Mandurah region grew by 10% between the 1991 and 1996 Censuses.

      # There were 42,525 employed people in Hobart who travelled to work by car. This was 78.3% of employed people.

      # There were 100,314 couples with dependent children in Adelaide at the 1996 Census, representing 36.8% of Adelaide families.

      # 7,964 dwellings, or 31% of all occupied private dwellings, were being purchased in Darwin at the time of the 1996 Census.

      # At the 1996 Census 1,076,760 people in Sydney were born overseas. This was more than one third of the population (34.5%), the highest percentage for any Australian capital city. This was a large increase from the 1986 Census when 840,730 (28.8%) were born overseas.



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