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1370.0 - Measuring Australia's Progress, 2002  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/06/2002   
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Contents >> Dimensions and indicators of progress


Headline dimensionsHeadline indicatorsSupplementary indicators

HealthLife expectancy at birthProportions of people surviving to ages 50 and 70; Infant mortality rate; Burden of disease

Education and trainingPeople aged 25-64 years with a vocational or higher education qualificationEducation participation rate for those aged 15-19; Year 7/8 to Year 12 apparent retention rate

WorkUnemployment rateExtended labour force underutilisation rate; Long-term unemployment rate; Retrenchment rate; Casual employees; People in part-time jobs; People in jobs with longer hours (50 hours a week or more); Average hours per week, full-time workers

BiodiversityExtinct, endangered and vulnerable birds and mammals

Land clearanceAnnual area of land cleared

Land degradationSalinity, assets at risk in areas affected, or with a high potential to develop, salinity

Inland watersWater management areas, proportion where use exceeded 70% of sustainable yieldWater diversions: Murray-Darling Basin; River condition (biota) index; Net water use; River environment index

Air qualityFine particle concentrations, days health standards exceeded, selected capital citiesHighest one hour averages of SO2, selected regional centres; Days when ozone concentrations exceeded guidelines, selected capital cities; Consumption of ozone depleting substances

Greenhouse gasesNet greenhouse gas emissionsTotal greenhouse gas emissions (including land clearance); CO2-e emissions, net, per capita and per $ GDP

National wealthReal national net worth per capitaReal national assets and liabilities per capita; Real net capital stock per capita; Economically demonstrated resources (minerals and energy) per capita; Real net foreign debt

National incomeReal net national disposable income per capitaReal Gross Domestic Product per capita ; Proportion of the population in work; Terms of trade

Economic disadvantage and inequalityReal equivalised average weekly disposable income of households in the second and third deciles of the income distributionReal equivalised average weekly disposable income of groups of higher income households; Children without an employed parent; Real equivalised weekly disposable income of households at selected income percentiles;Ratios of income of households at selected income percentiles; Share of total income received by households in low and high income groups; Gini coefficient; Proportion of households with income below both the half mean and half median income of all households

HousingNo headline indicatorHouseholds with housing affordability problems; Households with insufficient or spare bedrooms

CrimeUnlawful entry with intent and assault (victimisation rates)Homicide rate; Imprisonment rates

Social attachmentNo headline indicatorAttendance at live performances; Participation in organised sports; Voluntary work; Marriage and divorce rates; Persons living alone; Waking-time spent alone; Homelessness; Suicide and drug-related death rates (indicators in the Work dimension are also relevant)





Supplementary dimensionSupplementary indicator

Land useNative forest area

Marine ecosystemsEstuarine condition index; Oil spill sightings and national plan responses

Invasive speciesBirds and mammals threatened by invasive species; Distribution of weeds of national significance

WasteQuantities of solid waste disposed of at landfills

ConsumptionReal final consumption expenditure per capita

SavingNet national saving as a proportion of GDP

InflationConsumer price index; Domestic final demand price index

Capital formationReal gross fixed capital formation per capita

ProductivityMultifactor productivity; Labour productivity

Knowledge and innovationExpenditure on research and development expenditure, as a proportion of GDP; Expenditure on education, as a proportion of GDP; Managers and professionals, as a proportion of total employment; Investment in software, as a proportion of GDP; Proportion of businesses with Website or Homepage

CompetitivenessReal effective exchange rate

OpennessRatio of imports to GDP; Ratio of foreign investment inflow to GDP

Communication and transportComputer ownership and internet access, households; Passenger vehicles per 1,000 people

Culture and leisureNo indicators

Governance, democracy and citizenshipNo indicators



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