1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 48), May 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/2004   
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National Regional Profile on the web

Previewed in the last LEP Newsletter, the National Regional Profile (NRP) is now available free on the ABS web site. If you are looking for data for your local government area, the NRP allows you to download a spreadsheet containing a range of indicator information for a standard area of your choice. It also enables easy comparison across regions of Australia. It combines a range of ABS and non-ABS information including population, births and deaths, remoteness, unemployment, income support customer numbers, wage and salary earners, new vehicle sales and building approvals. The NRP contains data more up-to-date than the 2001 Census of Population and Housing.

Access is through the new 'Regional Statistics' icon on the ABS Home page. At present, the NRP contains data for one year and it is anticipated that the next version, expected early in 2005, will contain a five-year time series for each region.

The March 2004 issue of the Local Government and ABS Newsletter includes:

  • What is the CPI?
  • Local Government Area changes - ASGC towards the Census 2006
  • Where do I start - Conducting A Research Project