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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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INQUIRIES ABOUT THESE STATISTICS

General inquiries about the content and interpretation of statistics in this publication should be addressed to:

Jon Hall or Ken Tallis
Analysis Branch
ABS
Locked Bag 10
Belconnen ACT 2616

Telephone Canberra 02 6252 7221 (Jon Hall), 02 6252 7290 (Ken Tallis).

Inquiries about the availability of more recent data from ABS should be directed to the National Information Service on 1300 135 070. A great deal of information can be found on this site.

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ABBREVIATIONS

The following abbreviations have been used in graphics and tables throughout this publication.


AUSTRALIA, STATES AND TERRITORIES OF AUSTRALIA

Aust.Australia
NSWNew South Wales
Vic.Victoria
QldQueensland
SASouth Australia
WAWestern Australia
Tas.Tasmania
NTNorthern Territory
ACTAustralian Capital Territory


OTHER ABBREVIATIONS

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
AGPSAustralian Government Publishing Service
AIHWAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
DESTDepartment of Education, Science and Training
DFACSDepartment of Family and Community Services
MCEETYAMinisterial Council for Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
NCVERNational Centre for Vocational Education Research
NATSEMNational Centre for Social and Economic Modelling
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
UKUnited Kingdom
UNUnited Nations
USAUnited States of America


SYMBOLS AND USAGES

The following symbols and usages mean:

billion1,000 million
CO2-ecarbon dioxide equivalent
GJgigajoules of energy
GLgigalitres
GDPgross domestic product
hrshours
hahectares
kmkilometre
km-sqsquare kilometres
m2square metre
MLmegalitre
MTmegatonnes
n.a.not available
n.p.not published
n.y.a.not yet available
no.number
ODPozone depleting potential
ppreliminary - figures or series subject to revision
SO2sulfur dioxide
'000thousand
$dollar
$bbillion dollars
$mmillion dollars
%per cent
*subject to high sampling variability
* *data suppressed due to unacceptably high sampling variability
. .not applicable
-nil or rounded to zero

Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals.


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